Shoni Schimmel of team Knox threads her way between Naomi Castanon and another Girls
Who Play Basketball from Umatilla in the 11th/12th grade championship game on Sunday
Knox With Shoni Schimmel Defeats Girls Who Play Basketball from Umatilla in 3on3 Tournament Final
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Posted July 22, 2009
Knox, the team made of Shoni Schimmel, her sister Jude and cousin Samantha McCloud played
Girls Who Play Basketball from Umatilla for the championship in the 11th/12th grade
3 on 3 Tounament championship. Knox won 20-8 to take the championship. Schimmel's
grand and great grandmother were there to cheer team onto to victory.
Shoni Schimmel is one of the top rated basketball players in the nation. ESPN RISE ranks her
as number 10 in the nation and the third best point guard. It's that kind of national
recognition that has led to Shoni and Jude being invited by Adidas to join a group of
players on a tour of Japan.
The Schimmel sisters will leave for Los Angeles in early August to work with NCAA and WNBA
star Candace Parker.
"We will be in LA for four days." said Shoni. "It's a Candace Parker tournament. We will go
to a sports camp and then to Disneyland. We will do other things over the four days. Then we
will go to Japan for fifteen days. We will be there until August 19th. It's the top ten Adidas
girls from the United States playing on the team. It should be fun."
LEFT - Shoni Schimmel, left, looks up at the basket as Sam McCloud drives to the
basket against a Pilot Rock defender. [img_1122]
RIGHT - Shoni Schimmel with the ball. [img_1130]>
LEFT - Shoni Schimmel goes in for a layup during the game with Pilot Rock. [img_1149]
RIGHT - Shoni Schimmel drives to the basket against Pilot Rock in the game
with Pilot Rock. [img_1157]
LEFT - Sam McCloud with the ball in the game with Girls Who Play Basketball. [img_3007]
RIGHT - Shoni Schimmel, in yellow, snakes her way between defenders in the championship
game on Sunday afternoon. [img_3022]
LEFT - Naomi Castanon, center, tries to clog up the middle for Shoni Schimmel and
Sam McCloud. [img_3070]
RIGHT - Sam McCloud, right, the defenders during the championship game Sunday afternoon.
LEFT - Shoni Schimmel of team Knox drives past Naomi Castonon. [img_3104]
RIGHT - Shoni Schimmel follows through after passing the ball. [img_3108]
LEFT - Jude Schimmel with the ball. [img_3112]
RIGHT - Shoni Schimmel, left, and her sister Jude hold up the Champion tshirts following
their winning the 11th/12th grade 3 on 3 tournament. The two of them will be going to
Japan in August as part of an Adidas high school all star team. [img_3135]