Miami basketball signee Kyla Oldacre playing in Women’s McDonald’s All-America Game

Mason center Kyla Oldacre (44) drives to the basket during the 68-66 win over Lakota West, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.M1
Mason center Kyla Oldacre (44) drives to the basket during the 68-66 win over Lakota West, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.M1 /
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Miami basketball signee Kyle Oldacre is playing in the Women’s McDonald’s All-American game at Winstrust Arena in Chicago on Tuesday night. Oldacre is the fourth McDonald’s All-American to play for the Miami Women’s Basketball Program. Shenise Johnson, Morgan Stroman and Beatrice Mompremier preceded Oldacre.

Oldacre is ranked the 25th best player in the Class of 2022 by ESPN. As a senior, Oldarce averaged 15.3 points per game, 9.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 3.2 blocks. The 6’6 Oldarce will give Katie Meier a presence in the post and will have a chance to challenge becoming an immediate starter. Oldacre is a top 25 prospect.

ProspectsNation.Com ranks Oldacre as the seventh-best player in the Class of 2022 and ESPNW ranks her as 25th. Oldacre had 13 double-doubles as a senior, including the last five games of the season. Playing for Mason High School, Oldacre had outstanding games against rivals who also have McDonald All-Americans.

Against Winston Woods and Oregon-bound point guard Chance Gray, Oldacre had 17 points, 17 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. In the next game against Mount Notre Dame and Notre Dame bound point guard K.K. Bransford, Oldacre scored 21 points had 10 rebounds and had four blocked shots.

Oldacre will play on the East team and wear number 44 with Gray as her teammate. Bransford is playing on the West team. DeQuan Jones and Lonnie Walker are the only signees for the Miami Men’s basketball program ranked as high as Oldacre depending on the recruiting outlet. Jones was the 19th ranked player in 2008.

Walker was 16th in the Class of 2017, before becoming the 18th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Walker and Dewan Hernandez (nee Huell) were McDonald’s All-Americans in 2017 and 2016. Hopefully, the run to the Elite Eight will help Jim Larranaga recruit for the Miami basketball team in 2023.

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Oldacre will join Lola Pendande and Paula Fraile Ruiz who are both 6’4 to provide Katie Meier and the Miami Women’s basketball team with excellent size in 2022-23. Miami also signed  6-4 Lazaria “Zee” Spearman of Dacula, Georgia for 2023 who is also a top 30 player. The Women’s McDonald’s Game is at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2.