Dunbar High's Norman Nolan and Cardinal Gibbons' Steve Wojciechowski were named to the McDonald's All-American *T team yesterday.
Nolan, a 6-foot-8 center heading to the University of Virginia, and Wojciechowski, a 5-11 point guard who has signed with Duke, will participate in the 17th McDonald's All-American game April 3 at St. John's University in New York.
"It feels good, considering all of the distractions and difficulties this season," Nolan said last night from his home. "I really didn't know if I was going to make it."
Wojciechowski, who led his team to the Catholic League tournament title last night, could not be reached for comment.
Nolan, a two-time All-Metro first-team selection and Super 25 pick by USA Today, is averaging 16.9 points and 10.0 rebounds for the No. 2 Poets (19-3), ranked No. 17 nationally.
Wojciechowski, the Catholic League's Most Valuable Player, is averaging 19.1 points for the Crusaders (25-6), ranked No. 8 in the area.
Though they competed at different high schools, Nolan and Wojciechowski played together on Severna Park's Green Hornets basketball team for 8- to 10-year-olds.
"It's going to be great to get to play together in one of our final high school games," said Nolan. "Playing together at various summer camps, we have developed a close relationship."
This marks the second time in three years that the Baltimore area will have two representatives in the McDonald's game.
Two years ago, Dunbar's Donta Bright (Massachusetts) and Michael Lloyd (San Jacinto Junior College in Texas) participated in the game at Georgia Tech. Maryland's Keith Booth (Dunbar) played last year at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tenn.