Rosters set for 2007 McDonald's All-American Games

The rosters for the 2007 McDonald's All-American Games, to be played March 28, were announced Saturday night. Fourty-eight boys and girls were selected by a committee of basketball experts to participate in the event.

A portion of the proceeds from the games will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana and its Ronald McDonald House® program. More than $5 million has been raised since the first game was played in 1978.

"Being selected for the McDonald's All American Games is one of the greatest accomplishments in a basketball player's career," said legendary coach John Wooden, chairman of the games and 10-time NCAA Champion at UCLA (1948-1975). "Not only will these youth contribute to the list of the best basketball players of all-time, but they will aid in raising money for this very important cause."

The boys' team features a wide-spread talent pool featuring: O.J. Mayo (Huntington HS -- Huntington, W.Va.) and his teammate Patrick Patterson, Eric Gordon (North Central HS -- Indianapolis, Ind.), Kevin Love (Lake Oswego HS -- Lake Oswego, Ore.), Derrick Rose (Simeon Career Academy HS -- Chicago, Ill.), Kyle Singler (South Medford HS -- Medford, Ore.), Michael Beasley (Notre Dame Preparatory School -- Fitchburg, Md.), Corey Stokes (St. Benedict's Prep -- Newark, N.J.) and Nolan Smith (Oak Hill Academy HS -- Mouth of Wilson, W.Va.). The boys' game will tip-off at 8 p.m. ET on March 28 and will broadcast live on ESPN.

The girls' team also boasts a talent-rich roster including Maya Moore (Collins HS -- Suwannee, Ga.) who was selected as the only HS junior to the USA Today All-USA first team in 2006. Also suiting up for the girls will be Angie Bjorkland (University HS -- Spokane Valley, Wash.), Jantel Lavendar (Cleveland Central Catholic HS -- Cleveland, Ohio), Kayla Pederson (Red Mountain HS -- Mesa, Ariz.), Krystal Thomas (The First Academy -- Orlando, Fla.) and Jasmine Thomas (Oakton HS -- Vienna, Va.) The Girls Game begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on March 28, and will broadcast on live on ESPNU.

Since 1977, more than 800 players have competed in the McDonald's All American Games, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, as well as Shanna Zolman, Ann Strother, Candace Parker and Seimone Augustus.

Boys' roster
East Team:
Nick Calathes -- Lake Howell HS (Fla.) / College: Florida
Johnny Flynn -- Niagara Falls HS (N.Y.) / College: Syracuse
Austin Freeman -- DeMatha Catholic HS (Md.) / College: Georgetown
Donte Greene -- Towson Catholic HS (Md.) / College: Syracuse
J.J. Hickson -- Wheeler HS (Ga.) / College: N.C. State
Kosta Koufos -- Glen Oak HS (Calif.) / College: Ohio State
Gani Lawal -- Norcross HS (Ga.) / College: Georgia Tech
O.J. Mayo -- Huntington HS (W.Va.) / College: USC
Patrick Patterson -- Huntington HS (W.Va.) / College: Undecided
Nolan Smith -- Oak Hill Academy, VA (Md.) / College: Duke
Corey Stokes -- St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) / College: Villanova
Chris Wright -- St. John's College HS (Md.) / College: Georgetown

West Team:
Cole Aldrich -- Jefferson HS (Minn.) / College: Kansas
James Anderson -- Junction City HS (Ark.) / College: Oklahoma State
Jerryd Bayless -- St. Mary's Catholic School (Ariz.) / College: Arizona
Michael Beasley -- Notre Dame Preparatory School (Md.) / College: Kansas State
Eric Gordon -- North Central HS (Ind.) / College: Indiana
Blake Griffin -- Oklahoma Christian School (Okla.) / College: Oklahoma
James Harden -- Artesia HS (Calif.) / College: Arizona State
Taylor King -- Mater Dei HS (Calif.) / College: Duke
Kevin Love -- Lake Oswego HS (Ore.) / College: UCLA
Jai Lucas -- Bellaire HS (Texas) / College: Undecided
Derrick Rose -- Simeon Career Academy HS (Ill.) / College: Memphis
Kyle Singler -- South Medford HS (Ore.) / College: Duke

Girls' roster
East Team:
Kelley Cain -- St. Pius X Catholic HS (Ga.) / College: Tennessee
Ashley Cimino -- Catherine McAuley HS (Maine) / College: Stanford
Cetera DeGraffenreid -- Smoky Mountain HS (N.C.) / College: North Carolina
Lorin Dixon -- Christ the King School (N.Y.) / College: Connecticut
Jantel Lavender -- Cleveland Central Catholic HS (Ohio) / College: Ohio State

Drey Mingo -- Marist School (Ga.) / College: Maryland
Maya Moore -- Collins Hill HS (Ga.) / College: Connecticut
Erica Morrow -- Murry Bergtraum HS (N.Y.) / College: Syracuse
Khadijah Rushdan -- St. Elizabeth HS (Del.) / College: Rutgers
Marah Strickland -- Towson Catholic HS (Md.) / College: Maryland
Jasmine Thomas -- Oakton HS (Va.) / College: Duke
Krystal Thomas -- The First Academy (Fla.) / College: Duke

East Team:
Victoria Baugh -- Sacramento Charter HS (Calif.) / College: Tennessee
Angie Bjorklund -- University HS (Wash.) / College: Tennessee
Stephanie Gilbreath -- Cinco Ranch HS (Texas) / College: USC
Alison Jackson -- Fenwick HS (Ill.) / College: Ohio State
Amy Jaeschke -- New Trier Township HS (Ill.) / College: Northwestern
Italee Lucas -- Centennial HS (Nev.) / College: North Carolina
Kayla Pedersen -- Red Mountain HS (Ariz.) / College: Stanford
Devereaux Peters -- Fenwick HS (Ill.) / College: Notre Dame
Ta'Shia Phillips -- Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Ind.) / College: Undecided
Jeanette Pohlen -- Brea-Olinda HS (Calif.) / College: Stanford
Lenita Sanford -- Lynwood HS (Calif.) / College: California
Tyra White -- Hickman Mills HS (Mo.) / College: LSU