Huerter, Giacone Nominated For McDonald’s All-America Game
Congratulations to Shenendehowa Boys' Basketball player Kevin Huerter and Bethlehem Girls' player Jenna Giacone, who have been nominated for the McDonald's All-America Game in March.
The selection show is Jan. 17th, when the list of players is trimmed to the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls.
Huerter has the Plainsmen off to an 11-0 start. He's averaging 20.1 ppg this year. If Shen wasn't blowing teams out, and Huerter wasn't being benched for most fourth quarters, that number would be higher.
Giacone is averaging 17.1 for the Eagles (7-1). Bethlehem is the reigning Section II Class AA champion.
More from the official press release:
Past area players to be nominated for the McDonald’s All American Games include Talor Battle, a 2007 graduate of Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, NY, and standout college basketball player at Penn State; and Jimmer Fredette, a 2007 graduate of Glens Falls High School in Glens Falls, NY, leading college player at Brigham Young University, and the tenth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. In 1980, Sam Perkins of Shaker High School in Latham, NY, and later a marquee player in the NBA, was named to the final McDonald’s All American Games roster, as was Greg Koubek in 1987, who played for Shenendehowa Central High School in Clifton Park, NY, and had a stellar collegiate career at Duke University.
The 39th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 15th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Information regarding tickets for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games is available at Ticketmaster. Tickets for the 2016 Games go on sale Saturday, February 6. Tickets start as low as $10 and include free parking. There is also the popular family four-pack option which includes four tickets, four soft drinks and four hot dogs – all for $53.