Greensboro Day School Senior Tamera Thorpe Nominated for McDonald’s All American Game

Posted by Press Release on January 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

McDonald’s recently announced the list of high school seniors nominated for the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games to take place April 1 at Chicago’s United Center. Of those nominees is Greensboro Day School player, Tamera Thorpe, the only player in Greensboro to receive a nomination.

Thorpe, a Senior serves as the Captain for the girls’ varsity basketball team. She currently has 1,999 career points and is predicted to break 2,000 at the game between Greensboro Day and High Point Christian this evening. Thorpe currently holds the following GDS school records for girls basketball: career points (currently 1,999), points scored in a game (38); field goals made in a game (14); free throws made in a game (14); 3-point shots in a game (5); and girls’ single season record for points scored in a season (568).

Thorpe will be recognized by McDonald’s for this nomination during the half time of the home boy’s game against High Point Christian tonight, January 16.

“I am extremely proud of Tamera and all of her accomplishments, both on the court and in the classroom.” stated Coach John Carty. “She is deserving of this honor and recognition. I feel fortunate and blessed to coach such a wonderful ambassador of our team and our program. I know Tamera’s teammates share in her excitement of scoring 2000 career points and by being recognized by McDonald’s!”

Tamera is currently being recruited by Savannah State, Charleston Southern, Pembroke State, Lenoir-Rhyne, Queens University, and Roanoke College.

“When I heard I had received the nomination, I was thrilled because I know the caliber of player who makes this list,” stated Tamera Thorpe. “I was very humbled to be nominated.”

Nominees from across the country are eligible to make the final teams of 24 boys and 24 girls that will be selected to play in the 2015 game. The final teams will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on January 28.

Greensboro Day School is Greensboro’s oldest college preparatory school serving 850 students from PK through grade 12.

  • Good job Tamera said,

    This area has been fortunate to have several guys such as PJ, Theo and most likely Harry next year not only get nominated but make the team. Shay and Paris did not make it last year and who knows about Tamera but hopefully a local girl will eventually make the team. It says a lot about our area that we continue to have players that have such opportunities. Good luck to Tamera and thanks for representing the triad with class as a person & excellence on the court.

  • Times have changed said,

    I remember the days when GDS played basketball with soccer players. Now GDS has a McDonald’s All American nominee. Times have changed at GDS with players like this.

  • Danny said,

    All American? Who nominated that?

  • Great list of players said,

    Players must be nominated by their coach and approved to make the list. Not everyone can meet the requirements and based on the list of players it is clear all of these players have achieved a lot on the basketball court. The list of players from NC are all highly recruited players that have enjoyed a great deal of success in high school basketball.