Hopkins High School basketball star Nia Coffey is one of three Minnesota nominees to the 2013 McDonald’s All American Girls Team, organizers announced Tuesday.
Coffey is among more than 800 high school seniors from 39 states and the District of Columbia who were nominated for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Boys and Girls Games. The final roster of 24 girls and 24 boys will be announced at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU.
“This list of McDonald’s All American Games Nominees represents the finest prep talent in the country, and we are privileged to acknowledge them for their career success on the court, in the classroom and in the community,” a news release quoted Morgan Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “Today we celebrate these young players, and we look forward to selecting the final team next month.”
Coffey, who led her team to the past two Class 4A championships, is ranked second in the state for the 2013 class, according to Breakdown Sports USA. She’s ranked 25th in total points scored and 53rd in points per game, according to MN Girls Basketball Hub.
The girls game takes place at 6 p.m. April 3 at Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast live on ESPNU. The boys game takes place at 8:30 p.m. April 3 at the United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Rebekah Dahlman of Braham High School and Jessica January of Richfield High School were also named to the girls team. For Minnesota boys, Joe Aase of Austin High School and Graham Woodward of Edina High School were nominated.