Eight Local Athletes to Play in 2011 McDonald’s All American® Basketball Games

January 19, 2011






DATE:  January 19, 2011

CONTACT:  Andrea Knibbs

954-428-4477   aknibbs@smith-knibbs.com






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 Sebastian River High School, in Sebastian; Jean Prophete from Summit Christian School in West Palm Beach; Scott Witkowski from Wellington High School in Wellington; Anthony Anderson from West Boca Raton High School in Boca Raton, and Gregory Louis and Jacoby Brissett from William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens. Danielle McCray from Trinity Christian Academy in Lake Worth and Precious Bridges from William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens have been nominated to the 2011 McDonald’s All American High School Girls Basketball Team.


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 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.


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.


"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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