February 20, 2008 — Cy-Fair High School senior girls basketball player Nneka Ogwumike was named on Wednesday to the West Team roster of the 2008 McDonald’s All American Basketball Girls Game.
Ogwumike was one of only 24 players selected to play in the seventh annual Girls Game, which will be played at 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.
Ogwumike, a 6-foot-2 forward, has helped lead the Lady Bobcats to a 35-2 record so far this season. She has averaged 18.3 points per game and will play for Stanford University next season.
“ Nneka is a great athlete with outstanding character who has been a strong leader in athletics, academics and the general student body,” said Ann Roubique, girls basketball coach. “All of Cy-Fair is very proud and honored to have Nneka represent our campus on a national level.”
This year, 48 male and female players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well.
Proceeds from the 2008 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin and its Ronald McDonald House program. Millions of dollars have been raised since the first Game was played in 1978.
"I am once again honored and humbled to have another opportunity to represent CFISD as a member of the 2008 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Team," Ogwumike said. "I am so excited to have an opportunity to experience basketball at such an elite level."
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