McDonald’s All-American Games nominate 20 central Ohio players

Central Ohio has 20 players who have been nominated to play in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Games on Wednesday, April 2, at Chicago’s United Center.

Currently, 984 high school boys and girls senior basketball players have been 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.

The final 24-player boys and girls teams will be announced at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, on ESPNU.

A complete list of the nominees is available at and for up-to-date information following the games on Twitter @McDAAG.

Here are the 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