Fifteen local high school basketball players -- eight boys and seven girls -- are among the 814 seniors nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald's All-American games, according to a news release.
Mount St. Joseph guard Kameron Williams, a two-time All-Metro first-team selection, and Edmondson guard Darius Walker, a first-team pick last season, headline the local boys on the list.
A pair of University of Maryland commitments -- Aberdeen center Brionna Jones, The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year last season, and Digital Harbor forward-guard A'Lexus Harrison, an All-Metro first-team choice a year ago -- are among the local girls on the list.
This year's nominees come from 39 states and Washington, D.C., the release said. High school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All-American games selection committee compiled the list.
Former Patterson star Aquille Carr, The Baltimore Sun's two-time Player of the Year for boys basketball who now plays at Princeton Day Academy in Prince George's County, also has been nominated.
Other local boys on the list are: Dunbar's Daxter Miles; Edmondson's Isaiah Tripp; St. Frances' Tevon Saddler; John Carroll's Mike Owana; Oakland Mills' Lavon Long; and McDonogh's Brian Andrews.
Other local girls on the list are: Milford Mill's Gina Booker; New Town's Jannah Tucker; Milford Mill's Lynquette Hutchinson; St. Frances' Tyshell King; and Archbishop Spalding's Camille Calhoun.
A complete list of nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will play in the games will be announced during the McDonald’s All-American games selection show on ESPNU on Feb. 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
The 36th annual boys game is scheduled for April 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET at the United Center in Chicago. It will be broadcast on ESPN.
The 12th annual girls game is set to be played before the boys game, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. It will be shown on ESPNU.