Final cut for hoops event to be announced Jan. 23


Sterling High School’s Precious Johnson saw her magical rise to elite basketball prospect continue to pay dividends Tuesday.

McDonald’s unveiled it’s 2020 All American Games list of player nominations from across the country and 20 players – including 14 females – from the Houston area made that list with Johnson among them.

Johnson, the 6-foot-5 senior post and a University of Texas commitment will discover if she makes the final cut at 2 on Jan. 23 when it is announced on ESPN’s The Jump.

Follow @McDAAG on Twitter and Instagram for more information in the lead-up to the reveal of the country’s top emerging players.

Alumni of the nation’s premier high school basketball all-star event include current Houston Rocket James Harden, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Maya Moore and Candace Parker. This year’s list of talent includes players from 48 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

The 19th annual McDonald’s All American girls game will tip off on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. The 43rd annual boys game immediately follows at 6 on ESPN. 

– Alan Dale

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