Baltimore-area players tapped for McDonald's charity team

February 02, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Ten Baltimore-area high school basketball players have been nominated to compete next month in nationally televised charity basketball games whose proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Seven boys -- Jordan Lathan of City, Durand Johnson and Josh Selby of Lake Clifton, Dante Holmes and Wayne Sparrow of St. Frances, Eric Atkins of Mount St. Joseph, and Jonathan Graham of Calvert Hall -- have been nominated to the McDonald's All American team and could play in the 8 p.m. March 31 game at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, which will air live on ESPN.

Four Baltimore City girls have been nominated to play in the 5:30 p.m. March 31 game at Value City Arena: Janay Brinkley and Asia Logan of Digital Harbor and LaShay Taft of City. The girls game will air live on ESPNU.

The teams, which will include players from across the country, will be made final and announced at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU Feb. 11.

Former McDonald's All American team members include Denver Nuggets forward and former Towson Catholic player Carmelo Anthony.

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