Nine high school basketball players from Gwinnett County, two of which are from Norcross High, have been nominated to play in the annual McDonald's All-American all-star games later this year.
Seniors Diamond DeShields and Shayla Cooper of the Lady Blue Devils were both picked. Cooper is dedicated to Georgetown University, according to ESPN. DeShields, a shooting guard, is signed on to go to the University of North Carolina. She also earned the MVP title in the U17 World Championship team, which won first place this year by defeating Spain in August.
Six of the other McDonald's players, who all play for girls teams, include: Lexie Brown and Peyton Whitted of North Gwinnett High; Kaela Davis and Kristina Nelson of Buford High; and Brookwood High's Courtney Gardner and Rebecca Walker.
Isaiah Williams from Buford High was nominated as a boys all-star.
The final rosters will be determined Feb. 14.
The McDonald's All-American games are scheduled for April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
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