By Joey Keeran
CBS Sports Radio 1490 The Score
January 5, 2016 3:15 p.m.
Two local prep basketball standouts have been nominated to take part in the prestigious McDonaldÕs All American games in Chicago this spring.
Roseburg High School senior Jordan Stotler and Sutherlin High School senior Kaycee Mock were two of 18 girls from the state of Oregon nominated for the national all-star event.
Stotler, a 6-foot-3 post player for Roseburg, is one of the IndiansÕ leading scorers this season and she helped lead her team to a fifth place finish at state last year. She was an honorable mention All-State selection as a junior.
Mock has played on the varsity squad for the Sutherlin Lady Bulldogs since her freshman year and helped lead her team to back-to-back state championships in her sophomore and junior seasons. She has lost just two games in her high school career and was voted to the honorable mention All-State team following her junior year.
Players nominated for the McDonaldÕs All American Games are selected by coaches, athletic directors, principals, and members of the McDonaldÕs All American Games selection committee. Roseburg McDonaldÕs owner Gary Eads said in a press release ÒItÕs an honor to have these playersÕ talentÕs recognized at the national level and we are proud to have them representing us.Ó
The McDonaldÕs All American Games have featured some of the most notable names in menÕs and womenÕs basketball. NBA legends such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant have played in the game and WNBA stars like Candace Parker and Maya Moore.
There are 760 male and female high school student-athletes from 49 states and the District of Columbia nominated for the game, so the chances of Stotler or Mock taking part are slim. The final rosters of 24 boys and 24 girls will be announced on January 17. The McDonaldÕs All American Games will be played in the United Center on March 30 and will be broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks.