McDonald’s: Five girls to Chicago

Cal-Hi Sports Girls of Summer top players rewarded with McDonald’s All-American selections

In the past I’ve been critical of the selection process used by the McDonald’s All-American committee because it has appeared the selections have been made too early and without the same due diligence used in selecting the boys squad.

This year, we can’t argue with the five California girls chosen from the 24 players selected to participate in the April 2 showdown at the United Center in Chicago, because the California girls selected were the exact one’s submitted to McDonald’s California voter Clay Kallam of

In fact, the number of girls selected from the Golden State necessitated placing one girl on the East squad based on her college commitment.

Jordin Canada of Los Angeles Windward, Lajahna Drummer of Long Beach Poly, and the Cal-bound St. Mary’s (Berkeley/Albany) duo of Gabby Green and Mikayla Cowling headline the West squad. A fifth California girl, Mariya Moore of Richmond Salesian, could not be denied and based on her college commitment to Louisville the 5-11 Moore was placed on the East squad.

“I’m just blessed to be selected and have the chance to play with a future teammate (Louisville-commit Myisha Hines-Allen of Montclair, N.J.). I don’t care which team I play for,” Moore responded on Twitter.

Still, the fact five girls were selected from the Golden State is indicative of the talent level California has to offer in this year’s selections.

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