The McDonald's All-American festivities have officially kicked off in Chicago with the skills and three-point competition, all part of the Powerade Jam Fest.
Future North Carolina Tarheel Jessica Washington beat out finalists Linnae Harper (Kentucky), Jordan Reynolds (Stanford) and Morgan Wooten Player of the Year Taya Reimer (Notre Dame) to win the skills competition. Washington, a 5-8 point guard out of Jenks High School in Oklahoma, finished the skills course in 30.7 seconds, nearly five seconds better than Harper, who recorded a time of 35.1. Unsigned high school senior Ieshia Small also parcitipated in the skills competition but did not make the final round. Small is set to announce her college decision (between Baylor and South Carolina) during tomorrow's game.
In the three-point contest, Kaela Davis, who has signed with Georgia Tech, knocked down 17 threes to outpace Rebecca Greenwell (Duke) who dropped 15. Diamond DeShields (North Carolina) put up 14 and Kelsey Plum (Washington) sank 12. Davis, who did not finish her high school season with Buford, is scheduled to participate in tomorrow's McDonald's All-American Game.
The McDonald's All-American Game will take place tomorrow night, April 3, at the Chicago United Center and will be televised live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. EST.
Source: Portions of this article were obtained from a McDonald's All-American Games press release.