Three standouts from D.C. area selected as McDonald’s All-Americans

WASHINGTON POST: Riley Nelson was notified that she made the 2023 McDonald’s all-American game by a sudden onslaught of joyous teammates.

“I think they saw before I did — I was too sick to look,” the Bullis senior said. “And then they were all around me, screaming and yelling and pushing me. I appreciate them so much.”

Nelson was one of three local girls’ basketball stars selected Tuesday to the annual high school all-star event, joining Sidwell Friends guard Jadyn Donovan and Shabach Christian guard Laila Reynolds.

The boys’ and girls’ teams were announced on ESPN. The games will be played March 28 in Houston.

Nelson watched the unveiling in a classroom at Bullis, surrounded by her teammates and family. She had been nervous all day, worried she would not make the cut. Nelson, who committed to Maryland in November 2021, will join Donovan and Reynolds on the 12-person East team.

Riley Nelson committed to Maryland despite eschewing the normal path for an elite player

“I’ve been thinking about this possibility forever,” Nelson said. “This is the number one accolade I’ve been working toward. I’ve wanted this so bad since I was a kid.”

This is the sixth consecutive year that multiple D.C.-area players were chosen for the showcase. Last winter, Sidwell’s Kiki Rice and Archbishop Spalding’s Cam Whitmore received the honor.

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