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2013 McDonald’s All American Games Rosters Announced

Published on February 14, 2013

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McDonald's All American in the second half of the 2012 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago. The 35th annual McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The East team won 79-78.  (Henny Ray Abrams/McDonald's)

McDonald’s All American in the second half of the 2012 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Game, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago. The 35th annual McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The East team won 79-78. (Henny Ray Abrams/McDonald’s)

The McDonald’s All American Games unveiled the official rosters for the 36th Annual McDonald’s All American Boys Game and 12th Annual Girls Game during today’s Selection Show on ESPNU. The annual high school all-star event will again be played at Chicago’s United Center on April 3.

The Girls Team will feature the first-ever McDonald’s All American Games father/daughter duo with Taya Reimer (Hamilton Southeastern – Indianapolis, Ind.), daughter of Ben Davis (1991). Other top female talent includes Mercedes Russell (Springfield High – Springfield, Ore.), Diamond DeShields (Norcross High School – Norcross, Ga.) and local Chicago star Linnae Harper (Whitney Young – Chicago, Ill.). California will be well-represented with four female student-athletes making the final team, including Oderah Chidom (Bishop O’Dowd – Oakland, Calif.), Kendall Cooper (St. Anthony – Carson, Calif.), Erica McCall (Ridgeview High – Bakersfield, Calif.) and Kelsey Plum (La Jolia Country Day School – Poway, Calif.). The Girls Game begins at 6:00 p.m. CT April 3, and will broadcast live on ESPNU.

Fred Priester of Oakton High School in Vienna, Va. will coach the Girls East team, while Anthony Smith of Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill. will man the sidelines for the Girls West squad. Combined, the four coaches have won more than 2,450 games and 12 State Championships.
“It’s becoming a tradition for the top high school basketball stars to gather in Chicago for the McDonald’s All American Games,” said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games. “These players are the ‘heirs apparent’ to the basketball royalty throne, and we look forward to hosting them in the Windy City for this can’t miss event.”

This year’s teams were selected from the field of more than 800 Nominees by the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee, led by committee chairman, Morgan Wootten, legendary Hall-of-Fame basketball coach.

Since 1978, more than 1,100 players have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games, forming an elite list of some of the top names in basketball history including, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Sylvia Fowles, Candace Parker and Maya Moore.

Tickets to the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games are available now through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Tickets start at $10 and include free parking. Net proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC since 1978.

The POWERADE Jam Fest – featuring many of the McDonald’s All Americans in a skills competition, three-point shootout and dunk contest – will be held at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Chicago on April 1. The qualifying competitions will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT and the finals will air live at 8:00 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

2013 McDonald’s All American Games

Girls Alphabetical Roster

EAST TEAM

Name

Pos

Hgt

High School (Hometown)

College

Lindsay Allen

G

5-8St. John’s College, DC (Washington, DC)

Notre Dame

Lexie Brown

G

5-9North Gwinnett, GA (Suwanee, GA)

Maryland

Alaina Coates

C

6-4Dutch Fork, SC (Irmo, SC)

South Carolina

Nia Coffey

F

6-1Hopkins High, MN (Minneapolis, MN)

Northwestern

Kaela Davis

G

6-2Buford High School, GA (Buford, GA)

Georgia Tech

Diamond DeShields

G

6-2

Norcross, GA (Norcross, GA)

North Carolina

Makayla Epps

G

5-8Marion County, KY (Lebanon, KY)

Kentucky

Kai James

C

6-4Dwyer, FL (Palm Beach Garden, FL)

Florida State

Stephanie Mavunga

F

6-2

Brownsburg, IN (Brownsburg, IN)

North Carolina

Taya Reimer

F

6-2Hamilton Southeastern, IN (Indianapolis, IN)

Notre Dame

Ieshia Small

G

6-0Florida High, FL (Tallahassee, FL)

Undecided

Ronni Williams

F

6-0Atlantic High School, FL (Port Orange, FL)

Florida

Head Coach:

Fred Priester, Oakton High School, VA (Vienna, VA)

Asst. Coach:

Krista Jay, Oakton High School, VA (Vienna VA)

Asst. Coach:

Derek Fisher, Loudoun County High School, VA (Leesburg, VA)

WEST TEAM

Name

Pos

Hgt

High School (Hometown)

College

Oderah Chidom

F

6-3

Bishop O’Dowd, CA (Oakland, CA)

Duke

Kendall Cooper

C

6-3

St. Anthony, CA (Carson, CA)

Duke

Rebekah Dahlman

G

5-9

Braham High, MN (Braham, MN)

Vanderbilt

Rebecca Greenwell

G

6-1

Owensboro Catholic, KY (Owensboro, KY)

Duke

Linnae Harper

G

5-6

Whitney Young, IL (Chicago, IL)

Kentucky

Kailee Johnson

F

6-3

Central Catholic, OR (Portland, OR)

Stanford

Erica McCall

F

6-3

Ridgeview High, CA (Bakersfield, CA)

Stanford

Kelsey Plum

G

5-9

La Jolia Country Day School, CA (Poway, CA)

Washington

Jordan Reynolds

G

6-1

Central Catholic, OR (Portland, OR)

Tennessee

Mercedes Russell

C

6-5

Springfield High, OR (Springfield, OR)

Tennessee

Tyler Scaife

G

5-8

Hall High, AR (Little Rock, AR)

Rutgers

Jessica Washington

G

5-8

Jenks, OK (Tulsa, OK)

North Carolina

Head Coach:

Anthony Smith, Bolingbrook High School, IL (Bolingbrook, IL)

Asst. Coach:

Willie Smith, Bolingbrook High School, IL (Bolingbrook, IL)

Asst. Coach:

Evan Bercot, Bolingbrook High School, IL (Bolingbrook, IL)


 

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