Several Ohioans among 2011 McDonald’s Boys & Girls All-American Nominations

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The 2011 McDonald’s All-American basketball games will be March 30 in Chicago.

This afternoon McDonald’s
announced its nationwide list of high school basketball seniors who have
been nominated for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Games, which will
be held March 30 in Chicago at the United Center. Ohio is well
represented
– especially on the boys list.


This afternoon McDonald’s
announced its nationwide list of high school basketball seniors who have
been nominated for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Games, which will
be held March 30 in Chicago at the United Center. Ohio is well
represented.

Here is a list of Ohio players nominated for selection:

GIRLS
NOMINEES

Azia Bishop, Start High School Toledo OH
Raven Ferguson, Columbus Africentric Early College Columbus OH
Allyson Malott, Madison Senior High School Middletown OH
Kalpana Beach, Westlake High School Westlake OH
Therany Dunnigan, Midpark High School Middleburg Heights OH
Kavunaa Edwards, Pickerington North High School Pickerington OH

BOYS
NOMINEES

Nate Anderson, Teays Valley High School Ashville OH
Aaron Ashley, Cleveland Heights High School Cleveland Heights OH
Dwayne Bazemore, Walnut Ridge Scots High School Columbus OH
Davonte Beard, St.Vincent/St.Mary’s High School Akron OH
Jalen Billups, Shroder High School Cincinnati OH
Tre’ Brown, Warren G. Harding High School Warren OH
Jared Bryant, Roger Bacon High School St. Bernard OH
Trey Burke, Northland High School Columbus OH
Darius Carter, Firestone High School Akron OH
Lance Carter, Troy High School Troy OH
Jehvon Clarke, Timken High School Cantan OH
Sam Collins, Cleveland Heights High School Cleveland Heights OH
Markus Crider, Wayne High School Huber Heights OH
Robert Davis, E.L. Bowsher High School Toledo OH
Nyles Evans, North Canton Hoover High School North Canton OH
Pat Forsythe, Brunswick High School Brunswick OH
Paul Honigford, Garaway High School Sugarcreek OH
Traevon Jackson, Westerville South High School Westerville OH
Ricky Johnson, St.Vincent/St.Mary’s High School Akron OH
Cole Krizancic, Mentor High School Mentor OH
Trey Lewis, Garfield Heights High School Garfield Heights OH
Delbert Love, St. Edward High School Lake Wood OH
Cody Martin, Cleveland Heights High School Cleveland Heights OH
Chester McFadden, Springfield High School Holland OH
Shonn Miller, St. Ignatius High School Cleveland OH
Cheatam Norrils, St. Johns Jesuit High School Toledo OH
Jalen Ragland, Chillicothe High School Chillicothe OH
Desmond Rorie, Timken High School Cantan OH
Brian Sullivan, Upper Arlington High School Columbus OH
Rayshaun Sumlin, Martin L. King High School Cleveland OH
Khristian Taylor, St.Vincent/St.Mary’s High School Akron OH
Stevie Taylor, Gahanna Lincoln High School Gahanna OH
Aaron Thomas, Withrow High School Cincinnati OH
Austin Traylor, Walnut Ridge Scots High School Columbus OH
Travis Trice, Wayne High School Huber Heights OH
Adam Westbeld, Kettering Fairmont High School Kettering OH
Aaron White, Strongsville High School Strongsville OH
Kirby Wright, Middletown High School Middletown OH

A complete list of national nominees is available on www.McDonaldsAllAmerican.com.
Nominees were submitted by members of the McDonald’s All American
Selection Committee as well as state representatives who closely follow
prep basketball in each player’s respective area.   

McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls during the
2011 McDonald’s All American Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Feb. 10 at
5:30 p.m. ET.

The 10th annual Girls Game will tip off on Wed., March 30 at 6:30 p.m.
CT inside the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill., and will broadcast
live on ESPNU. The 34th annual Boys Game tips off at 9:00 p.m. CT and
will air live on ESPN. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster
or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. All ticket purchases include free
parking at the United Center.

Proceeds from ticket sales of both Games will benefit Ronald McDonald
House Charities (RMHC) of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). To
date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC Chapters from
proceeds generated at the McDonald’s All American Games.

“Central Ohio continues to produce elite basketball talent and the
nomination of another 10 local prep players signifies the hard work and
dedication our young athletes contribute to their schools, the community
and to the game they love,” said Matt Harper, chairman for the 2010
McDonald’s All American Games, which were held in Columbus.

Since 1978, more than 1,000 male and female athletes have competed in
the McDonald’s All American Games, forming an elite list of players in
basketball history.  McDonald’s All American athletes include basketball
greats Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Garnett, Greg Oden, Carmelo Anthony,
Jessica Davenport, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.

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