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Five Orange County female basketball players have been nominated for McDonald’s 45th All-American game at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena on March 29.
The varsity-bound players are Mater Dei forwards Lani White (Utah) and Soleil Montrose (UTEP), Rosary point guard Kaylee Byon (Utah Valley), Orangewood Academy point guard Hannah Stines (Washington), and guard / striker Troy Jada Wynn (Colorado) .
Stines is averaging 17.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, five assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 blocks.
Wynn, a transfer from Washington State, was averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists before suffering a knee contusion last month. She is expected to return at the end of January.
White is averaging 13.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 steals while Montrose is averaging 9.1 points and nearly four rebounds.
Players were nominated by a coach, athletic director, manager, or the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.
The girls’ roster of 24 players will be announced on January 25. The girls’ game, for seniors only, will air March 29 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The boys game will follow.
Here’s the full list of female nominees from Southern California, including former Orangewood Academy point guard Kristal Caldwell, now at Long Beach Poly:
Gabriela Jaquez, Adolfo Camarillo High School, Camarillo
Chloe Williams, Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance
Londonn Jones, Centennial High School, Corona
Kayla Cabaccang, Chaminade College Preparatory High School, West Hills
Jessa Thurman, Chaminade College Preparatory High School, West Hills
Audrey Quitana, El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills
Daisia Mitchell, Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga
Nala Williams, Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach
Kristal Caldwell, Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach
Lani White, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
Soleil Montrose, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
Hannah Stines, Orangewood Academy, Garden Grove
Kaylee Byon, Rosary Academy, Fullerton
Jada Wynn, Troy High School, Fullerton
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