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Bashaara Graves is a top recruit for the class of 2012 and has committed to play at the University of Tennessee. The 6'2" forward of Clarksville High School was selected to play in the McDonalds and WBCA High School All-American Games.
The McDonald's All American Games unveiled the 24 top high school seniors named to the official rosters for the 11th Annual McDonald's All American Girls Game, on Thursday.
The McDonald's All-American Games for both boys and girls will be played on March 28 at Chicago's United Center. The Girls' Game tips off at 6:30 p.m. CT, March 28, followed by the Boys' Game, scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. CT. Both games will broadcast live on ESPNU.
Many of the top players in the WNBA and NCAA began their careers as McDonald's All Americans, among them, Candace Parker (Tennessee, Los Angeles Sparks), Maya Moore (Connecticut, Minnesota Lynx), Tina Charles (Connecticut, Connecticut Sun), Candice Wiggins (Stanford, Minnesota Lynx), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame) and Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike (both of Stanford).
The 2012 McDonald's All American Girls Team boasts exceptional East and West rosters, including Breanna Stewart (Cicero-North Syracuse High School, North Syracuse, NY), the No. 1 female prospect in the 2012 class, who has signed to play for Connecticut next fall.
|Breanna Stewart, a senior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, New York, and the No. 1 girls' basketball recruit in the class of 2012, was among 24 top athletes named to the McDonald's Girls' All American Team on Thursday.|
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|13||Briana Butler||Nazareth Regional H.S., NY||Brooklyn, NY||G||5-11||174||Syracuse|
|4||Kahleah Copper||Prep Charter, PA||Philadelphia, PA||G||6-1||150||Rutgers|
|11||Bashaara Graves||Clarksville H.S., TN||Clarksville, TN||F||6-2||191||Tennessee|
|23||Bria Holmes||James E. Hillhouse H.S., CT||Hamden, CT||G||6-1||154||West Virginia|
|14||Malina Howard||Twinsburg H.S., OH||Twinsburg, OH||F/C||6-3||210||Maryland|
|22||Niya Johnson||P.K. Young H.S., FL||Gainesville, FL||G||5-7||153||Baylor|
|24||Michaela Mabrey||Manasquan H.S., NJ||Belmar, NJ||G||5-9||138||Notre Dame|
|5||Sierra Moore||Delone Catholic H.S., PA||Hanover, PA||G/F||5-11||162||Duke|
|21||Alexis Princel||Edgewater H.S., FL||Orlando, FL||G/F||6-2||180||Baylor|
|30||Breanna Stewart||Cicero-North Syracuse H.S., NY||North Syracuse, NY||F||6-3||170||Connecticut|
|20||Brittney Sykes||University H.S., NJ||Newark, NJ||G||5-9||140||Syracuse|
|3||Janee Thompson||Whitney Young H.S., IL||Chicago, IL||G||5-7||128||Kentucky|
2012 McDonald's Girls All-American Team Roster -- West
|1||Jordan Adams||Mater Dei H.S., CA||Irvine, CA||G||6-1||175||USC|
|33||Candice Agee||Silverado H.S., CA||Victorville, CA||F/C||6-6||180||Penn State|
|3||Katie Collier||Seattle Christian H.S., WA||Kent, WA||C||6-3||155||Washington|
|25||Nirra Fields||Mater Dei H.S., CA||Los Angeles, CA||G||5-9||150||UCLA|
|32||Moriah Jefferson||Home School||Dallas, TX||G||5-7||123||Connecticut|
|30||Alexis Jones||MacArthur H.S., TX||Irving, TX||G||5-8||150||Duke|
|24||Jordan Jones||DeSoto H.S., TX||DeSoto, TX||G||5-6||128||Texas A&M|
|23||Jewell Loyd||Niles West H.S., IL||Lincolnwood, IL||G||5-9||155||Notre Dame|
|34||Xylina McDaniel||Spring Valley H.S., SC||Columbia, SC||F/C||6-1||186||North Carolina|
|31||Imani Stafford||Windward H.S., CA||Los Angeles, CA||C||6-7||185||Texas|
|44||Morgan Tuck||Bolingbrook H.S., IL||Bolingbrook, IL||F||6-2||180||Connecticut|
|11||Courtney Williams||North Shore H.S., TX||Houston, TX||G/F||6-1||167||Texas A&M|
“For 35 years [since the inception of the annual McDonald's All American Boys' Game], the McDonald’s All American Games have showcased the best and the brightest high school stars nationwide and in 2012 the beat goes on,” said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games. “On March 28, fans have the chance to witness these elite players and get the first look at the world’s future basketball stars.”
Tickets to the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games are available via Ticketmaster and charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). To date, millions of dollars have been raised for RMHC Chapters from proceeds generated from the McDonald’s All American Games.