Denton-area basketball players among nominees for McDonald’s All-American Games

Argyle's Vivian Gray, center, celebrates with her teammates as they win over Waco La Vega during the UIL Girls Basketball 4A State Championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Stephen Spillman/Special Contributor)

Argyle’s Vivian Gray, center, celebrates with her teammates as they win over Waco La Vega during the UIL Girls Basketball 4A State Championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Stephen Spillman/Special Contributor)

The nominee list for the 40th McDonald’s All-American Games is out. Below is the list of Denton-area nominees for the girls squad. The boys team does not have any nominees from the Denton area.

It should be noted that this is part of the very early stages of the selection process for this particular All-American game. According to an official press release, players from 45 states and the District of Columbia were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All-American Games Selection Committee.

The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls will be announced Jan. 15 on the McDonald’s All-American Games Selection Show on ESPNU. The games will be played March 29, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

2017 All-American Games Nominees (Girls — Denton Area ONLY):

Emily Earley–Liberty Christian School–Argyle, TX 
Vivian Gray–Argyle High School–Argyle, TX 
Kayla Haynes–Argyle High School–Argyle, TX 
Lauren Heard–John H. Guyer High School–Denton, TX 
Jocelyn Pierce–Argyle High School–Argyle, TX 
Madison Ralston–Argyle High School–Argyle, TX
Brittany Hamilton–Argyle High School–Argyle, TX 

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