PURE PREPS: Local stars up for McDonald's games
Two York County seniors have been nominated to play in the most prestigious high school all-star basketball games in the nation.
Dover High School's Rajah Fink and Dallastown High School's Brandon McGlynn are among more than 700 players from 45 states and the District of Columbia who have been nominated for the 2018 McDonald's All American Games.
Fink is the leading girls' scorer in the York-Adams League at 25.1 points per game. She is coming off a 32-point effort on Wednesday night in a 64-42 triumph over Northeastern. Fink has committed to play on the NCAA Division II level at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
McGlynn has missed a number of games this season while dealing with concussion issues, but is averaging 14.0 points per game in the four contests he's participated in.
Four other players from central Pennsylvania have also been nominated for the award: Sean Good, Trinity High School; Tim Kater, Steel-High; Diamond Bragg, Camp Hill High School; Tiara Little, Central Dauphin East High School; Alyssa Schriver, Penn Manor High School; Dejah Terrell, Berks Catholic; and Zakiyah Winfield, Wilson.
The players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. According to a news release, the players were picked "based on their dedication and commitment to the game and also by the example they set for their peers by giving back to their schools and communities."
The final rosters for the 2018 McDonald’s All American Games will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The 41st annual boys' game will tip-off Wednesday, March 28, from Atlanta’s Philips Arena and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 17th annual girls' game will precede the boys' game and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
The games will again benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), which provide aid to families with sick children.
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