McDonald’s announced 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. Three players hail from Chattanooga – two male and one female player.
The local players nominated for the 2017 Games include:
- Amber Hunt, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, Chattanooga, Tenn.
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 at 10:30 p.m.
“We are very pleased with the nomination of three local players for the 2017 McDonald's All American Games,” said Art Holekamp, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “These student-athletes display remarkable dedication and commitment to the game. We are proud of the example they set off the court, as well, by giving back to their schools and to the community. It’s an honor to have these players’ talents recognized at the national level, and we are proud to have them representing Chattanooga 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 benefited 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.