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.

McDonald's Girls' High School All-American Teams Announced

February 10, 2012 - 9:51pm

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.

Three Chicago-area talents -- Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, Ill.); Janee Thompson (Whitney Young High School, Chicago, Ill.; and Jewell Loyd (Niles West High School, Lincolnwood, Ill.) -- will be taking the floor in front of their hometown fans. The 24 All-Americans have been divided into East and West squads for the Game.

The East team features athletes from Connecticut, Florida (2), Illinois (1); New Jersey (2), New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), and Tennessee. Members of the West squad hail from California (4), Illinois (2), South Carolina, and Washington, as well as the Games' two best represented states, California, which has placed four players on the West squad -- Jordan Adams and Nirra Fields (both of Mater Dei High School, Irvine, Cal.); Candice Agee (Silverado H.S., Victorville, Cal); and Imani Stafford (Windward High School, Los Angeles, Cal.) -- and Texas, which also saw four athletes honored -- Moriah Jeffererson (Home School, Dallas, Tex.); Alexis Jones (MacArthur High School, Irving, Tex.); Jordan Jones (DeSoto High School, DeSoto, Tex.); and Courtney Williams (North Shore High School, Houston, Tex.).

This year’s teams were selected from a field of 600 nominees by the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee, led by committee chairman, Morgan Wootten, legendary Hall-of-Fame basketball coach for whom the McDonald's National Girls' and Boys' High School Player of the Year award is named. The complete roster for the Girls' Game is listed below:

2012 McDonald's Girls All-American Team Roster -- East

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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No. Player High School Hometown Position Height Weight College
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

No. Player High School Hometown Position Height Weight College
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.