Riverdale senior point guard Anastasia Hayes was named as one of 720 nominees nationally and one of seven in the area to compete in the annual McDonald's All-American game.
Hayes, who play collegiately at Tennessee, helped lead the Lady Warriors to the TSSAA state title last year, and they're currently ranked No. 1 in the state at 13-0.
McDonald's will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2017 Games during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
The following area players, including Hayes, were nominated: Riley Casey, Franklin Road Academy; Dorie Harrison, Hillsboro; DeAndre Bradshaw, Russellville High School, Russellville, Ky.; Tavin Lovan, Franklin-Simpson High School, Franklin, Ky.; Jaylen Sebree, Christian County High School, Hopkinsville, Ky.; Austin Fisher, Clarksville Academy.
"We are very pleased with the nomination of seven local players for the 2017 McDonald's All American Games," said Ted Lyon, local McDonald's Owner/Operator. "These student-athletes display remarkable dedication and commitment to the game. We are proud of the example they set off the court, as well, by giving back to their schools and to the community. It's an honor to have these players' talents recognized at the national level, and we are proud to have them representing Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky as nominees for the 2017 McDonald's All American Games."
The 40th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 29 from Chicago's United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 16th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game and will broadcast live on ESPNU.