Reynoldsburg High School senior girls basketball player Alyssa Rice was chosen Jan. 29 to play in the McDonald’s All-American game that will be held at 7 p.m. April 2 in Chicago’s United Center.
Rice was one of three players from Ohio to be selected to play in the game and will be on the West team. Cincinnati Princeton’s Kelsey Mitchell, an Ohio State-signee, and Kettering Fairmont's Kathryn Westbeld, a Notre Dame-signee, will play for the East team.
Rice, who signed with Kentucky in November, has more than 1,300 career points. She was first-team all-district and made the ThisWeek Super 12 a year ago.
This season, she is averaging 18.7 points for a Reynoldsburg team that is 15-4 overall and 9-2 in the OCC-Ohio Division.
The entire boys and girls All-American team's can be found in this PDF.
Rice was one of 20 central Ohio boys and girls players who were nomiated. In all, 984 senior basketball players were nominated from 44 states and the District of Columbia by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All-American Games Selection Committee.
Here were the 20 nominees from central Ohio:
•Javon Bess, Gahanna Lincoln
•Mike DeLeon, Olentangy Liberty
•Dymiere Finch, Walnut Ridge
•Ty Hairston, Northland
•Danny Hummer, Upper Arlington
•Trinity Hunter, Gahanna Lincoln
•Eric James, Westerville Central
•Tyrone Johnson, Walnut Ridge
•Connor Kern, Pickerington Central
•Derek McKeithen, Northland
•Teddy Metzen, Newark
•Alex Murphy, Licking Heights
•Nicole Orr, Reynoldsburg
•Manny Powell, Gahanna Lincoln
•Alyssa Rice, Reynoldsburg
•Jae'Sean Tate, Pickerington Central
•Jaylen Tucker, Northland
•Kevin Vannatta, Upper Arlington
•Shemar Waugh, Northland
•Ronnie Williams, Brookhaven