LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's is pleased to announce the 720 high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2017 McDonald's All American Games. This year's list includes players from 45 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee. 49 players hail from Southern California – 40 male and 9 female players. The local players nominated for the 2017 Games include:
- Aguir Agau, Cathedral High School, Los Angeles
- Jemarl Baker, Roosevelt High School, Eastvale
- LiAngelo Ball, Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills
- Miles Brookins, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
- Matthew Brown, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands
- Robert Brown, Cathedral High School, Los Angeles
- Isom Butler, Centennial High School, Corona
- Brandon Davis, Alemany High School, Mission Hills
- Devante Doutrive, Birmingham High School, Lake Balboa
- Scott Elizjah, Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills
- Myles Franklin, Villa Park High School, Orange
- Jalen Harris, Windward High School, Los Angeles
- Justin Hemsley, Damien High School, La Verne
- Jalen Hill, Centennial High School, Corona
- Adrease Jackson, Santa Margarita High School, Rancho Santa Margarita
- Ira Lee, Crossroads High School, Santa Monica
- Remy Martin, Sierra Canyon High School, Chatsworth
- Michael Mensah, Cathedral High School, Los Angeles
- Matt Mitchell, Roosevelt High School, Eastvale
- Jailen Moore, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach
- Sebastian Much, Jserra High School, San Juan Capistrano
- Johnson Myles, Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach
- Giovonni Nelson, Centennial High School, Corona
- Kezie Okpala, Esperanza High School, Anaheim
- Miles Oliver, Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda
- Joseph Quintana, Bonita High School, La Verne
- Joseph Riley, Cathedral High School, Los Angeles
- Cody Riley, Sierra Canyon High School, Chatsworth
- Williams Ryse, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach
- Jordan Sacks, Windward High School, Los Angeles
- Jordan Schakel, Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance
- Elizjah Scott, Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills
- Ernie Sears, Alemany High School, Mission Hills
- Semaj Shepheard, Cathedral High School, Los Angeles
- Justice Sueing, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
- Ethan Thompson, Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance
- Zafir Williams, Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach
- Chris Williams, Orange Lutheran, Orange
- Ryse Williams, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach
- Deschon Winston, Birmingham High School, Lake Balboa
- Jayda Adams, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
- Ayanna Clark, Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach
- Chelsey Gipson, Palisades Charter High School, Los Angeles
- Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep Academy, Anaheim
- Jasmine Jones, Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach
- Aubrey Knight, Ventura High School, Ventura
- Danae Miller Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach
- Khyla Rooks, Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo
- Kianna Smith, Troy High School, Fullerton
A complete list of 2017 McDonald's All American Games Nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. McDonald's will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2017 Games during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Sunday, January 15 at 9:30pm CT / 7:30pm PT.
"We are very pleased with the nomination of 49 Southern California student-athletes for the 2017 McDonald's All American Games," said Paul Tulaphorn, McDonald's franchisee and association president of the local McDonald's owner operators group. "Southern California has a longstanding tradition of nurturing exceptional athletic talent, and this year's nominated players not only display remarkable dedication and commitment to the game, but they also set an amazing example off the court by giving back to their schools and the community. We are delighted to recognize their achievements on a national level, and we are proud to have them representing us from Southern California as nominees for the 2017 McDonald's All American Games."
The 40th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 29 from Chicago's United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 16th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game and will broadcast live on ESPNU.
Since their inception, the Games have benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide comfort and compassion to families with sick children so they are fully supported and able to be a part of their children's care.
Be sure to follow the McDonald's All American Games Twitter handle, @McDAAG, and Instagram Handle, mcdaag, to receive up-to-date information and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2017 Games including key announcements, local player/coach recognitions, fan giveaways and historical Games facts and figures.
About McDonald's of Southern California:
McDonald's of Southern California is comprised of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Learn more at http://changeisheremcdsocal.com/ and follow us on Instagram @mcdonalds_socal and Twitter @McDonalds_SoCal.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of over 290 Chapters in more than 63 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides compassionate care and resources to children and families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. RMHC programs provide access to quality health care and enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their child's care. For more information, visit rmhc.org.
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