This is the Tagline, edited under "Misc Content"

2003 McDonald's All American™ Boys and Girls Teams Announced

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 or .

Tickets for the 2003 McDonald's All American Game are available through Ticketmaster at 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 or call 630/623-7048.

McDonald's is the world's leading foodservice retailer, with more than 30,000 restaurants serving over 46 million people each day in 121 countries. Approximately 80 percent of McDonald's U.S. restaurants are owned and operated by independent local businessmen and women.

                             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)

SOURCE: McDonald's Corporation

CONTACT: Palmer Moody of McDonald's, +1-630-623-5372, or Matt Clay of
Golin-Harris for McDonald's, +1-312-729-4283,

Web site: