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Stevens nominated for McDonald's All-American

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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With her nomination to the McDonald's All-American High School Girls Basketball Team, Micah Stevens of Thayer High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation.

The 5-foot-2-inch guard ranks among the top 1,000 nominees competing to fill one of 24 positions on the girls team, which will feature an East vs. West showdown on April 1in Miami, Fla.

Stevens was nominated by the McDonald's All-American basketball team girls' selection committee, a group of 24 prominent basketball experts, including nationally-renowned coaches and top high school sports journalists.

"Micah is one of the best guards I have coached," said Thayer Head Coach Cliff Hawkins. "She is a great player and makes everyone else better. Plus she is a great student and kid."

The eighth-annual Girls Game will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 1, at the BankUnited Center in Miami and will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

The 32nd anniversary of the boys game will tip-off following the girls game at 8 p.m. and will air live on ESPN.

Proceeds from both Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.

To date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC chapters from proceeds generated at the McDonald's All American Games.

RMHC's core three programs include the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care MobileŁ -- extending the reach of the charity to directly improve the health and well-being of children around the world.

McDonald's All-American alumni include WNBA talent Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) who made history at the 2004 McDonald's All American Games when she became the first woman to win the slam dunk contest at the POWERade Jam Fest.

Current NCAA stars include Maya Moore (Connecticut) and Glory Johnson (Tennessee) also played in the game, as did former and current NBA superstars Alonzo Mourning, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Stevens averages 22 points per game and leads the Lady Bobcats with four rebounds, 3.8 assists and three steals per game.

Stevens currently shoots 45 percent from the field and 40 percent from the 3-point line.

Stevens has signed with Maryville University in St. Louis to continue her basketball career in college.

She is the daughter of Scott and Regina Stevens from Thayer.

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