McDonald’s All-American Game Nominees from North Carolina with Newman and Dillard(GDS), Wiggins, Hoard and Jones(WES), Pack and Cunane(NG), plus Cappuccio and Moon(Bishop)/What about Jaylen Alston, from Eastern Guilford HS?

Posted by Andy Durham on January 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

*****On a sidebar, what about Jaylen Alston, from Eastern Guilford High School???*****

We have the 2018 McDonald’s High All-American Basketball Game Nominees listed below and locally we have a nice collection of talent that has been recognized/assembled with Andy Pack, from the boys team at Northern Guilford High School, then there’s John Newman III and Will Dillard from the boys team at Greensboro Day School, you have Aaron Wiggins and Jaylen Hoard, from the boys team at Wesleyan Christian Academy, plus there’s CJ Cappuccio and Ryan Moon, from Bishop McGuinness and that gives us seven local men, with a chance to win, their way on to the McDonald’s All-American team final roster….On our girls side, we have two young ladies that have been nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team for 2018, and that would be Elissa Cunane, from Northern Guilford High School and Shaniya Jones, from Wesleyan Christian Academy, in High Point….

Congrats and good luck to all of our local kids that are trying to make it to McDonald’s and get a chance to play in that high school All-American basketball game….

See all of the nominees, from all of the states, when you CLICK HERE.

For our North Carolina nominees, see the list below……

NORTH CAROLINA
Boys

First    Last            School Name                            City           State
Immanuel Bates           Northwood Temple Academy               Fayetteville   North Carolina
Rechon   Black           Cox Mill High School                   Concord        North Carolina
CJ       Cappuccio       Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Kernersville   North Carolina
Will     Dillard         Greensboro Day School                  Greensboro     North Carolina
Devon    Dotson          Providence Day School                  Charlotte      North Carolina
Jayden   Gardner         Heritage High School                   Wake Forest    North Carolina
Karl     Hankton         United Faith Christian Academy         Charlotte      North Carolina
Jaylen   Hoard           Wesleyan Christian Academy             High Point     North Carolina
Jarren   McAllister      Heritage High School                   Wake Forest    North Carolina
Elijah   Mccadden        Greenfield High School                 Wilson         North Carolina
Ryan     Moon            Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Kernersville   North Carolina
John     Newman          Greensboro Day School                  Greensboro     North Carolina
Andy     Pack            Northern Guilford High School          Greensboro     North Carolina
Trey     Wertz           Providence Day School                  Charlotte      North Carolina
Coby     White           Greenfield High School                 Wilson         North Carolina
Cameron  Whiteside       Thomasville High School                Thomasville    North Carolina
Aaron    Wiggins         Wesleyan Christian Academy             High Point     North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA
Girls

First    Last            School Name                            City           State
Kennedy  Boyd            Providence Day School                  Charlotte      North Carolina
Alex     Canady          Clinton High School                    Clinton        North Carolina
Elissa   Cunane          Northern Guilford High School          Greensboro     North Carolina
Jenson   Edwards         Emsley A. Laney High School            Wilmington     North Carolina
Tayanna  Jones           North Johnston High School             Kenly          North Carolina
Shaniya  Jones           Wesleyan Christian Academy             High Point     North Carolina
Izabela  Nicoletti       Neuse Christian Academy                Raleigh        North Carolina
Ahlana   Smith           Mallard Creek High School              Charlotte      North Carolina
Madison  Taylor          Ravenscroft School                     Raleigh        North Carolina
London   Thompson        Lumberton High School                  Lumberton      North Carolina

  • drob1211 said,

    And yet again Jaylen Alston from Eastern Guilford gets overlooked. The kid is good and can play with any of these guys.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Yes, he should at least be among the nominees…Guess he will just have to win the State 3-A Title and earn Player of the Year honors for North Carolina and that might prove his point, but why he did not get recognized, I do not know…

    You would think he would have to be on this list of nominees….

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  • J.D. Springer said,

    Totally agree with drob1211. Alston is not only a very good player, he’s a great kid. He’s a bit of a tweener at the next level, but IMO he will have a very nice career at Gardner-Webb.

  • Coaches must nominate said,

    Please keep in mind that McDonald’s All-American nominees come from your high school coach. You are not nominated by a committee, your AD, AAU coach, parent or anyone else. If this players coach did not nominate him, then he could not have been nominated. I will tell you that a lot of coaches may not be aware of the process or may not find out until the deadline has passed. I don’t know this Alston player but if he has had the career or several special seasons that it appears he has, then it is unfortunate he was not nominated.