Forty-nine Maryland high school basketball players were among the nearly 1,000 nominees announced on Tuesday for the McDonald's All American Games.
Of that group, 24 boys and 24 girls will be selected to play in the 2014 games at Chicago's United Center on April 2. The selection show will air Jan. 29 on ESPNU
Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee.
Morgan Wootten, the selection committee chairman, said in a statement that the nominees represent "the finest prep talent across the country."
Of the 49 Maryland nominees, 20 are from the Baltimore metropolitan area. They are: Jaylen Adams (Mount St. Joseph), Tim Bond (City), Phil Booth (Mount St. Joseph), Trevis Buchanon (Dunbar), Iba Camara (St. Paul's), Cydni Cole (Indian Creek), Jerrell Cooke (Randallstown), Allen Costley (Milford Mill), John Crosby (Poly Tech), Jordan Grant (Spalding), Hassan Hassein (Mount Zion), Brianna Jacobs (McDonogh), Lilli Robb (McDonogh), Jordan Martin (John Carroll), Jordan McNeil (Mount St. Joseph), Dwayne Morgan (St. Frances), Lionel Owona (John Carroll), Teira Pendleton (Poly), Devin Smith (Randallstown) and Maya Wynn (McDonogh).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun