FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 19, 2011
CONTACT: Andrea Knibbs
EIGHT LOCAL STUDENT-ATHLETES RECEIVE NOMINATION TO PLAY
IN 2011 McDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN® HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES
West Palm Beach, FL. -- McDonald’s® announced its roster of nominees for the 2011 McDonald’s All American® High School Basketball Games, including eight players hailing from the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast area. The nominations recognize the six male and two female players as being among the finest high school basketball players in the nation.
For the boy’s team, nominees include Ta’Quan McDew from
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. A complete list on the 2,000 national nominees is available on www.McDonaldsAllAmerican.com.
McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls to play in this year’s games 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
Proceeds from ticket sales of both Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of
"The nomination of these eight local players is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of these young athletes,” said Joe Conrado, McDonald’s owner-operator and president of the West Palm Beach McDonald’s co-op group. “They can take great pride in joining an elite group of players who have been nominated to these teams 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, Keith Garnett, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Candace Parker, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.
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