On Thursday, McDonald's announced more than 800 players from 39 states and the District of Columbia in its annual list of high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald's All American Games to be held April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
From the state of Washington, 28 boys basketball players were selected with Texas having the highest number of nominees (80), followed by Oklahoma (73), Iowa (60), California (59) and Virginia (44). No Washington state girls made the nominee list.
Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonalds All American Games Selection Committee. The complete list of nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com.
The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls will be announced Feb. 14, 2 p.m. (PT), during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show televised on ESPNU. The boys game will tipoff April 3, 6:30 p.m. (PT) and will be televised on ESPN with the girls game April 3, 4 p.m. (PT) televised on ESPNU.
With Washington state nominee, high school and city (local players in bold):
Patrick Ball, Franklin HS, Seattle
Sam Berger, Ballard HS, Seattle
Perrion Callandret, Bothell HS, Bothell
Marcus Chambers, Foss HS, Tacoma
Tyler Copp, Union HS, Camas
Marquise Davis, Rainier Beach HS, Seattle
Will Dorsey, Rainier Beach HS, Seattle
D.J. Fenner, Seattle Prep HS, Seattle
Brandon Gfeller, Colfax HS, Colfax
Josh Hawkinson, Shorewood HS, Shoreline
Tucker Haymond, Garfield HS, Seattle
Arell Hennings, Franklin HS, Seattle
Corey Langerveld, Pullman HS, Pullman
Zach LaVine, Bothell HS, Bothell
Tre'Shaun Lexing, Lincoln HS, Tacoma
Lucas Meikle, Bellarmine Prep HS, Tacoma
Julius Pruzinskis, Nathan Hale HS, Seattle
Austin Rehkow, Central Valley HS, Verdale
Isaac Reimer, Lynden Christian HS, Lynden
Cannen Roberson, Stanwood HS, Stanwood
Caden Rowland, Mount Rainier HS, Des Moines
Isaiah Smith, Columbia River HS, Vancouver
Shawn Spencer, Cascade Christian HS, Puyallup
Austin Strock, West Valley (Yakima) HS, Yakima
Martel Taylor‐Barone, Kent‐Meridian HS, Kent
Dezmyn Trent, Foss HS, Tacoma
Braxton Tucker, Spanaway Lake HS, Spanaway
TreVante Williams, Garfield HS, Seattle