2003 McDonald's All American™ Boys and Girls Teams Announced
OAK BROOK, Ill.
Feb 27, 2003
McDonald's® today announced the nation's top high school senior boy and girl basketball players selected to participate in the 26th McDonald's All American Basketball Boys Game and the second Girls Game.
Forty-eight players from across the country will display their skills before a national audience when the 2003 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Girls and Boys Games tip off at the Gund Arena on Wednesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. The Boys Game will be broadcast live on ESPN starting at 7 p.m. (EST), and ESPN will air the Girls Game on Tuesday, April 1 at 3 p.m. (EST).
Approximately 2,500 top high school boy and girl basketball players from across the country were nominated to the McDonald's All American Teams. A committee of prominent boys and girls basketball experts selected the final team members. Legendary UCLA coach, John Wooden, who has been involved in the Game since its inception, serves as chairman of the McDonald's All American Game; while Morgan Wooten, retired DeMatha High School (Hyattsville, MD) coach, and the winningest high school basketball coach of all time, serves as chairman of the selection committee.
"For these young athletes, it is quite an honor to be nominated, let alone selected to the McDonald's All American Team," said Wooden. "McDonald's All Americans are role models and leaders to their peers, not only in basketball, but also in the game of life."
The 2003 McDonald's All Americans join a list of alumni that reads like a "Who's Who" of basketball greats including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant, as well as NCAA stars Chris Thomas (Notre Dame), Chris Duhon (Duke), Nick Collison (Kansas), Shanna Zolman (Tennessee), Ann Strother (UConn), and Courtney LaVere (Notre Dame).
Proceeds from the 2003 McDonald's All American Game will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters of Northeast Ohio (Cleveland and Akron) and Youngstown. Previous beneficiaries of McDonald's All American Games include Sickle Cell Anemia Research, the United Negro College Fund and many other local children's charities. More than $3 million has been raised since the game was first played in 1978.
For more information on the McDonald's All American Game, please visit www.media.mcdonalds.com or www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com .
Tickets for the 2003 McDonald's All American Game are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Gund Arena box office in Cleveland.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children worldwide. Its goal is to make an immediate, positive impact on as many children as possible through its global network of 178 local Chapters in 46 countries. For more information on Ronald McDonald House Charities and its global and local community efforts, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Web site at www.rmhc.org or call 630/623-7048.
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2003 McDonald's All American BOYS High School Basketball Team EAST TEAM Pos. Name Hgt. Wgt. High School (Hometown) College PG Andrew 5'7 150 Brookhaven High School Oklahoma Lavender (Columbus, OH) PG Chris Paul 6'1 170 West Forsyth High School Wake Forest (Clemmons, NC) SG Mustafa Shakur 6'3 175 Friends Central Arizona High School (Philadelphia, PA) SG Michael Jones 6'5 195 Thayer Academy Maryland (Braintree, MA) SF Brandon Bass 6'8 245 Capitol High School Louisiana State (Baton Rouge, LA) SF LeBron James 6'8 240 St. Vincent- Undecided St. Mary High School (Akron, OH) SF Luol Deng 6'8 220 Blair Academy Duke (Blairstown, NJ) PF Ivan Harris 6'7 215 Oak Hill Academy Ohio State (Mouth of Wilson, VA) PF Travis Outlaw 6'9 210 Starkville High School Mississippi State (Starkville, MS) PF Charlie 6'10 220 Blair Academy Illinois Villanueva (Blairstown, NJ) C Jackie Butler 6'10 255 McComb High School Mississippi State (McComb, MS) C James Lang 6'10 305 Central Park Undecided Christian School (Birmingham, AL) Head Coach Ron Hecklinski, Anderson High School (Anderson, IN) Assistant Coach Joe Nadaline, Anderson High School (Anderson, IN) Admin. Assistant Coach Doug Mitchell, North Central High School (Indianapolis, IN) WEST TEAM Pos. Name Hgt. Wgt. High School (Hometown) College PG Aaron Brooks 6'0 160 Franklin High School Oregon (Seattle, WA) PG Brandon 6'0 175 St. Martin DePorres Michigan State Cotton High School (Detroit, MI) PG Shannon Brown 6'3 190 Proviso East Michigan State High School (Maywood, IL) SG Olu Famutimi 6'5 210 Northwestern Edison Arkansas High School (Flint, MI) SG JR Giddens 6'6 190 John Marshall Kansas High School (Oklahoma City, OK) SF Vakeaton 6'6 210 Heritage Christian Florida State Wafer Academy (Cleveland, TX) SF Leon Powe 6'8 240 Oakland Tech California High School (Oakland, CA) PF Kris 6'9 230 Hopkins High School Duke Humphries (Minnetonka, MN) PF Ndudi Ebi 6'9 195 Westbury Christian Arizona High School (Houston, TX) C Brian Butch 6'11 215 Appleton West Wisconsin High School (Appleton, WI) C David Padgett 6'11 240 Reno High School Kansas (Reno, NV) C Kendrick 6'10 285 Clifton J. Ozen Memphis Perkins High School (Beaumont, TX) Head Coach Gary Ernst, Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ) Assistant Coach Dennis McGowan, Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ) Assistant Coach Jason Palmer, Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ) 2003 McDonald's All American GIRLS High School Basketball Team EAST TEAM
Pos. Name Hgt. Wgt. High School (Hometown) College
PG Dorian 5'7 125 Ribault High School Florida State Williams (Jacksonville, FL) PG Ivory Latta 5'6 125 York High School North Carolina (York, SC) PG Dee Davis 5'5 135 Princeton High School Vanderbilt (Cincinnati, OH) SG Brandie 5'11 165 Chaminade-Julienne Ohio State Hoskins High School (Dayton, OH) SG Shay Doron 5'8 140 Christ the King Maryland High School (Middle Village, NY) SF Dominique 6'1 170 Clearwater High School Tennessee Redding (Clearwater, FL) SF Cori Chambers 5'10 150 The Ursuline School Georgia (New Rochelle, NY) SF Jennifer 6'0 145 Central Dauphin Penn State Harris High School (Harrisburg, PA) PF Camille 6'1 160 Carver High School North Carolina Little (Winston-Salem, NC) PF Brittany 6'4 180 Brookhaven High School Duke Hunter (Columbus, OH) C Jessica 6'6 205 Independence High School Ohio State Davenport (Columbus, OH) C Alison Bales 6'6 215 Beavercreek High School Duke (Dayton, OH) Head Coach Mary Jo Huismann, Mother of Mercy High School (Cincinnati, OH) Assistant Coach Edith Spivey, East Shaw High School (Cleveland, OH) Admin. Assistant Coach Dick Bley, Mother of Mercy High School (Cincinnati, OH) WEST TEAM
Pos. Name Hgt. Wgt. High School (Hometown) College
PG Noelle Quinn 6'0 160 Bishop Montgomery UCLA High School (Los Angeles, CA) PG Brooke 5'10 140 Canyon High School Texas Tech Baughman (Canyon, TX) SG Britney 5'8 150 Peoria Woodruff Temple Jordan High School (Peoria, IL) SG Katie Gearlds 6'1 175 Beech Grove High School Purdue (Indianapolis, IN) SF Erin Lawless 6'2 180 Fenwick High School Purdue (Berwyn, IL) SF Jennifer Hall 6'2 175 Folsom High School Vanderbilt (Folsom, CA) SF Liz Podominick 6'2 180 Lakeville High School Minnesota (Lakeville, MN) PF Lauren Ervin 6'4 180 Inglewood High School Kansas (Lakewood, CA) PF Elizabeth 6'4 175 Highlands Ranch Connecticut Sherwood High School (Highlds. Ranch, CO) PF Crystal Erwin 6'1 170 St. Paul High School Notre Dame (Los Angeles, CA) C Tiffany 6'4 170 Duncanville High School Texas Jackson (Duncanville, TX) C Kalee Carey 6'5 190 Canyon High School Texas (Canyon, TX) Head Coach James Anderson, Narbonne High School (Harbor City, CA) Assistant Coach Carl Tinsley, Oregon City High School (Oregon City, OR) Admin. Assistant Coach Michelle Chevalier, Sylmar High School (Sylmar, CA)
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