North Shore Senior High School's Courtney Williams was one of three Greater Houston area athletes to join the ranks of high school basketball's elite with their selection into the 2012 McDonald's All American High School Basketball West Team. Announcements came during the Selection Show on ESPNU. They were also recognized during one of the timeouts at the March 22nd Houston Rockets game at the Toyota Center.
The Girls Game begins at 6:30 p.m. March 28, and will broadcast live on ESPNU.
"Courtney is highly skilled and plays 1-5 position…she's a team player first. She was very happy because the hard work that she puts into the game did pay off and …she got something that she was working very hard for (to be a McDonaldís All-American High School Basketball team finalist)," said North Shore High School Basketball Coach Allison Campbell.
Since 1978, more than 1,000 male and female players have competed in the McDonaldís All American Games, forming an elite list of basketball stars. This year, in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the first Boys Team, the McDonald's All American Games unveiled its list of 35 of the Greatest McDonald's All Americans.
The list is comprised of some of the top names in basketball history, and features past and present Olympics, NBA and NCAA stars including: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Derrick Rose. To view the full list visit, www.mcdaag.com.
Three Greater Houston Area athletes are recognized at the Houston Rockets basketball game March 22nd.
(pictured l/r): Ronald McDonald, Courtney Williams - North Shore Senior High School (Galena Park ISD),
Cameron Ridley - George Bush High School (Fort Bend ISD), and Rasheed Sulaimon - Strake Jesuit High School.
Courtney Williams is honored to be selected to participate in the 2012 McDonald's All American® basketball game in Chicago.