Crystal Dangerfield has been declared the top-rated point guard for the Class of 2016 by various recruiting services.
On Wednesday, the 5-foot-5 Blackman standout and Connecticut signee gets a chance to show whether the national rankings are true.
Dangerfield will be one of two Tennessee high school players in the McDonald’s All-American Game played at the United Center in Chicago.
“Obviously they are going to be hyping it up, talking that (I’m) the No. 1 point guard in the nation,” Dangerfield said recently. “I just want to make sure that I hold myself accountable to that.”
Dangerfield will be joined in the game by Dickson County’s Lea Lea Carter, a Vanderbilt signee, but the two are on two different teams. Carter, a 5-foot-11 forward, is on the West team. Dangerfield is on the East team.
“I’m highly blessed and thankful,” said Carter. “One of the best things (about the experience) is being able to go to the Ronald McDonald House and see the children. It’s all about them. Being a part of the banquet (Tuesday evening) was pretty awesome.”
Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m., and the game will be aired on ESPNU. The boys game will be played at 8 p.m. and aired on ESPN.
Reach Tom Kreager at 615-278-5168 and on Twitter @Kreager.
MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN GAME
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday