59 Ohio players nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American games

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The 2010 McDonald’s All-American game will be March 31 at the Schott.

Fifty-nine Ohio basketball players were officially nominated today for
inclusion on the 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball
teams. The 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games will be played March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus…and there will definitely be a Buckeye State feel.


Fifty-nine Ohio basketball players were officially nominated today for inclusion on the 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball teams. The 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games will be played March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Final rosters will be announced during the 2010 McDonald’s All American H.S. Basketball Games Selection Show presented by Safelite AutoGlass, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. The current nominee pool of approximately 885 girls and 1,260 boys is narrowed to the top 24 boys and 24 girls high school players by the McDonald’s Selection Committee, which is comprised of the nation’s most knowledgeable high school analysts, prep scouts, high school newspaper reporters and prestigious basketball coaches.

Here is who is nominated from Ohio:

Girls

Jessica Alexander, Xenia High School
Erica Almady, Hathaway Brown High School
Tiffani Blackman, Toledo Start High School
Phylesha Bullard, Cincinnati Walnut Hills High School
Jenna Cobb, Miami Trace High School
Alexis Dobbs, Hathaway Brown High School
Shawnta Dyer, Marion Harding High School
K.C. Elkins, West Jefferson High School
Kate Francisco, Marysville High School
Jillian Halfhill, Canfield High School
Natasha Howard, Toledo Waite High School
Brianna Innocent, Butler High School
T’Shera Lucas, Reynoldsburg High School
Tayler Mingo, Regina High School
Darryce Moore, Youngstown Boardman High School
JaMonica Orton, Stebbins High School
Haley Robertson, New Albany High School
Hannah Robertson, New Albany High School
Shavon Robinson, Canton South High School
Cassie Sant, Fairmont High School
Haley Schmitt, Gahanna Lincoln High School
Amy Scullion, Salem High School
Erica Smith, Bowling Green High School
Tayler Stanton, Cincinnati Walnut Hills High School
Latisha Walker, Lutheran East High School
SamarieWalker, Chaminade-Julienne High School
Ashley Wanninger, Colerain High School
Mylan Woods, Hathaway Brown High School

Boys

Antonio Allen, Waite High School
Rob Brandenberg, Gahanna Lincoln High School
Raphael Carter-Nowling, Olentangy High School
Aaron Craft, Liberty Benton High School
Jerry Dixon, Columbus East High School
Josh Egner, Jackson High School
Greg Gainey, Thurgood Marshall High School
Angel Gonzalez, Warren Harding High School
Kevin Gray, Reynoldsburg High School
Michael Green, Dublin Coffman High School
Nick Harney, Benedictine High School
Mark Henniger, Jackson High School
Ralph Hill, Westerville North High School
Derek Jackson, Benedictine High School
Geron Johnson, Dunbar High School
Nick Kellogg, St. Francis DeSales High School
Kenny Knight, Aiken High School
Jordan Laster, Columbus East High School
Griffin McKenzie, Cincinnati Moeller High School
A.J. Pacher, Vandalia-Butler High School
Allen Payne, Winton Woods High School
Adreian Payne, Jefferson Township High School
Louie Schaljo, Bethel-Tate High School
Craig Sealey, Brookhaven High School
Jordan Sibert, Princeton High School
Jared Sullinger, Northland High School
Bryan Theriot, Midpark High School
Brook Turson, Plymouth High School
J.D. Weatherspoon, Northland High School
Kennis White, Warren Harding High School
Cameron Wright, Benedictine High School

Tickets for both the POWERADE Jam Fest (March 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m. ET) and the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games (March 31, 2010, 5:30 p.m. ET – Girls, 8:00 p.m. ET – Boys) can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the Value City Arena Box Office. Ticket prices range from $10 – $15 for the POWERADE Jam Fest and $10 – $58 for the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games.

Proceeds from the events will directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). RMHC provides a home away from home for families with seriously ill children staying and receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.

More than 900 high school athletes have been named to the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team in the last 33 years. From that alumni class, more than 90 percent have played college basketball for Division I programs and more than 150 currently compete in the NBA/WNBA, meaning Ohio will get an opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow up close and personal.

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