Four high school basketball players from Lee County and six from southwest Florida have been nominated for the annual McDonald’s All-American Game, to be played April 1st at the United Center in Chicago. The announcement was made Wednesday.
Dunbar High was represented by senior Keri Jewett, who is signed to play women’s basketball at Southern Mississippi University, and Kiara Desamours, who has signed to compete for Lamar University. Cape Coral High was represented by Stetson University-commit McKenna Beach, while Island Coast senior Leanne Ellis was also nominated.
Two players from Naples, Emily Lines of First Baptist Academy and St. John Neumann’s Paul Costain, were also selected.
The five girls’ nominees were chosen among a list of 30 other players from across Florida.
The 823 finalists from across the country will be cut down to 24 boys and 24 girls during an on-air selection show on ESPNU on Jan. 28.
• Bishop Verot 8, LaBelle 0: Liv Miller led the way for the Vikings (11-5-5) with a hat trick and teammate Maddie Sarnac also stood out with two goals and an assist.
• Oasis 3, Clewiston 2 (OT): No stats available.
• Fort Myers 3, Barron Collier 2 (OT): Olivia Talmage scored her second goal of the game in overtime to send the Green Wave to tomorrow night’s championship game against Gulf Coast.
• Ida Baker 3, Cypress Lake 1: Andrew Falk, Brandon Taylor and Lazaro Neto all scored for the Bulldogs (10-6-2).