Three Local Players Nominated For McDonald's All American Games

Thursday, January 17, 2013
McDonald’s has announced its list of 814 prep seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games. This year’s list boasts players from 39 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Three players from Chattanooga were recently nominated to the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Team.

The local players nominated for the 2013 Games include:

· Calvin Jamaal – McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

· Reggie Upshaw – Baylor High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

· Brandon Walters – Howard Tech High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The complete list of 2012 McDonald’s All American Games nominees are available atwww.mcdaag.com. The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls selected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, airing February 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The 36th annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. CT from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. Immediately preceding the Boys Game will be the 12th annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game which tips-off at 6 p.m. CT and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Information regarding tickets for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games is available atTicketmaster. Tickets for the 2013 Games will go on sale January 19 at 11 a.m. CT. Tickets start at $10 and include free parking.

Proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). To date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC Chapters from proceeds generated by McDonald’s All American Games.



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