Seventeen area boys’ and girls’ basketball players are on the initial list of nominees for the 2011 McDonald All-American game.
University of Maryland-bound guard Nick Faust from City College is one of seven boys’ hopefuls with teammate Kendrick Anderson, St. Frances Academy’s Greg Lewis and Ronald Williams, Greg Whittington from Oakland Mills, Old Mill’s Eric Savage and James Milton from Parkville.
Vanderbilt signee Maggie Morrison from No. 1 Archbishop Spalding headlines the girls’ nominees. Seton Keough’s trio of Achiri Ade, Elizabeth Brown and Amber Singletary, Taryn Durant and Candice Hendricks from McDonogh School, Patterson’s Ciara Webb, Brielle Ward from Western, Wilde Lake’s Indigo Dickens and Chizoba Ekedigwe from St. Vincent Pallotti make up the rest of the list.
More than 2,000 players from across the nation made the initial list which will be culled down to 150 boys and girls. The final rosters, which include 24 players for each game, are decided after four rounds of voting. The rosters will be announced Feb. 10.
The 2011 McDonald’s All-American game will be played at the United Center in Chicago on March 30. Lake Clifton’s Josh Selby (Kansas) played in last year’s McDonald’s contest.
BALTIMORE-AREA MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN NOMINEES
Achiri Ade, Seton Keough
Elizabeth Brown, Seton Keough
Indigo Dickens, Wilde Lake
Taryn Durant, McDonogh School
Chizoba Ekidegwe, St. Vincent Pallotti
Candice Hendricks, McDonogh School
Maggie Morrison, Archbishop Spalding
Amber Singletary, Seton Keough
Brielle Ward, Western High School
Ciara Webb, Patterson High School
Kedrick Anderson, City College
Nick Faust, City College
Greg Lewis, St. Frances Academy
James Milton, Parkville
Eric Savage, Old Mill
Greg Whittington, Oakland Mills
Ronald Williams, St. Frances Academy