Tar Heel signee LaTangela Atkinson from Lee Central High School in Bishopville South Carolina. The combo guard-forward has also been selected to the WBCA High School All-America Game on Saturday, April 6 at the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut.
The McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game will be played at New York City's Madison Square Garden on April 4 and will be nationally televised by ESPN. This is the first year a girls team has been fielded.
Approximately 2,500 top high school boy and girl basketball players from across the country were nominated to the McDonald's All American Teams. From the large pool of nominees, a committee of prominent boys and girls basketball experts selected the final team members. Legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, who has been involved in the Game since its inception, serves as chairman of the McDonald's All American Game and an advisor to the Selection Committee.
GIRLS EAST TEAM LaTangela Atkinson 6-0 160 SF Lee Central High School (Bishopville, SC) Seimone Augustus 6-2 165 SG Capitol High School (Baton Rouge, LA) Mistie Bass 6-3 190 PF Janesville Parker High School (Janesville, WI) Dawn Chriss 6-2 135 PF St. John's College High School (Washington, DC) Kate Dessart-Mager 6-0 155 SF Cardinal O'Hara High School (Springfield, PA) Gillian Goring 6-7 180 C Waterloo West High School (Waterloo, IA) Lindsay Richards 5-9 135 PG Barrington High School (Barrington, IL) Johanna Solverson 6-3 165 SF Lake Zurich High School (Lake Zurich, IL) Kasha Terry 6-3 170 C Douglas County High School (Douglasville, GA) Barbara Turner 6-0 175 PF East Tech High School (Cleveland, OH) Nicole Wolff 5-11 155 SG Walpole High School (Walpole, MA) Shanna Zolman 5-10 150 PG Wawasee High School (Syracuse, IN) WEST TEAM Player Ht Wt Pos High School Anitra "Nikki" Blue 5-7 145 PG West High School (Bakersfield, CA) Janice Bright 5-9 125 SG Lynwood High School (Lynwood, CA) Willnett Crockett 6-3 195 SF Narbonne High School (Harbor City, CA) Tye'sha Fluker 6-5 210 C John Muir High School (Pasadena, CA) Erin Grant 5-7 120 PG Mansfield High School (Arlington, TX) Alexis Kendrick 5-7 135 SG St. Bernard High School (Los Angeles, CA) Tamika Kursh 6-1 175 PF Ft. Smith Northside High School (Ft. Smith, AR) Courtney LaVere 6-3 175 PF Buena High School (Ventura, CA) Nina Norman 5-7 135 PG Jersey Village High School (Jersey Village, TX) Brooke Smith 6-3 175 C Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, CA) Ann Strother 6-1 150 SG/SF Highlands Ranch High School (Higlands Ranch, CO) Ruby Vaden 6-2 200 C Osceola High School (Osceola, AR)