Illini Signee White Named McDonald's All American
Jan. 29, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois signee Chatrice White has been selected to participate in the 13th annual McDonald's All American Game on Wednesday, with the game being played at Chicago's United Center on April 2 at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. White becomes the second Illini player to earn the honor, after Destiny Williams was named to the contest in 2009.
White is the first girl from Nebraska to be named to the McDonald's All-American game and is ranked the No. 4 post player nationally in the 2014 recruiting class by ESPN HoopGurlz. A two-time Nebraska Class C-2 First team selection, White held 20 individual school records heading into her senior season. The native of Shelby, Neb., averaged 23.4 points, 14.2 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 3.2 steals per game as a junior and is posting 24.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 4.0 steals per game this year.
All three Illini signees were nominated for the McDonald's All America Game, as point guard Amarah Coleman and shooting guard Brooke Kissinger also were up for the honor. As a group, Illinois' recruiting class is ranked No. 23 in the nation by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, with White and Coleman being top-100 recruits.
"The McDonald's All American Games are where the elite players serve notice of what's to come at the next level," said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald's All American Games. "With the great success of last year's players at the collegiate level this year, we can't wait to see what's in store for Chicago on April 2."
This year's teams were selected from the field of more than 1,000 nominees by the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee, led by committee chairman, Morgan Wootten, legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach.
Since 1978, more than 1,150 players have competed in the McDonald's All American Games, forming an elite list of some of the top names in basketball history including, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Sylvia Fowles, Candace Parker, Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne.
Tickets to the 2014 McDonald's All American Games are available now through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Tickets start at $10 and include free parking. Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC since 1978.