2008 McDonald's All-American Girls Game

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2008 McDonald's All-American Girls Game
1st Half2nd Half Total
East 3331 64
West 4337 80
Date March 26, 2008
Arena Bradley Center
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MVP/MOP Brooklyn Pope,
Nikki Speed
Officials Jodi Duffe,
Denita Lee-Johnson,
Ron Quirk
Attendance 10,914
Network ESPNU
McDonald's All-American
20072009 >

The 2008 McDonald's All-American Girls Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited high school girls graduating in 2008. The game was the 7th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 2002.

The 48 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, was chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who has been involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, served as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee.

Proceeds from the 2008 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to a local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and its Ronald McDonald House program.

2008 Game[edit]

The game was telecast live by ESPN. The All American Girls got the action started on a cold night in Milwaukee. The Bradley Center crowd seemed poised to watch an East Team, filled with an array of big name talent, dominate a smaller, lesser-known West Team. However, it was the West Team’s shooting and team play that prevailed in the 80-64 victory and a commanding 5-2 series lead.

Brooklyn Pope (Rutgers) led a balanced attack for the West Team, as she tallied a team high 13 points. Teammates Tiffany Hayes (Connecticut), Nikki Speed (Rutgers) and Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford) added 9 points each. Ashley Gayle (Texas) showcased her jumping ability, as she swatted an incredible six shots, which places her second all-time.

The East Squad’s offensive attack was headed by Shekinna Stricklen (Tennessee) with a game high 17 points. The 2008 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year, Elena Delle Donne, contributed a double-double, as she netted 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. That rebound total places her in a tie for fifth place overall.

The 2008 John R. Wooden MVP Award went to co-recipients Nikki Speed and Brooklyn Pope, while LaSondra Barrett (LSU) took home the Naismith Award for Sportsmanship during the week’s events.

2008 East Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Hometown High School College Choice
3 She'la White 5-6 135 G Norfolk, VA, U.S. Norfolk Collegiate School North Carolina
10 Amber Gray 6-1 190 F West Chester, OH, U.S. Lakota West Tennessee
11 Elena Delle Donne 6-4 190 F Wilmington, DE, U.S. Ursuline Academy Connecticut, transferred to Delaware
21 Samantha Prahalis 5-7 125 G Commack, NY, U.S. Commack Ohio State
23 Alicia Manning 6-1 170 G Woodstock, GA, U.S. Etowah Tennessee
24 April Sykes 6-1 187 G Crawford, MS, U.S. East Oktibbeha County Rutgers
25 Glory Johnson 6-2 175 F Knoxville, TN, U.S. Webb School of Knoxville Tennessee
34 Chelsey Lee 6-3 142 C Miramar, FL, U.S. Parkway Academy Rutgers
40 Shekinna Stricklen 6-2 160 G Morrilton, AR, U.S. Morrilton Tennessee
42 Shenise Johnson 5-11 160 F Henrietta, NY, U.S. Rush-Henrietta Miami (FL)
50 Chay Shegog 6-3 185 C Stafford, VA, U.S. Brooke Point North Carolina
55 Lynetta Kizer 6-3 217 C Dumfries, VA, U.S. Potomac Maryland

2008 West Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Hometown High School College Choice
1 Jasmine Dixon 5-11 193 G Long Beach, CA, U.S. Long Beach Polytechnic Rutgers
3 Tiffany Hayes 6-0 134 G Winter Haven, FL, U.S. Winter Haven Connecticut
11 Nikki Speed 5-9 135 G Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Marlborough Rutgers
15 Briana Gilbreath 6-1 145 G Katy, TX, U.S. Cinco Ranch USC
22 Ashley Gayle 6-4 180 C Las Vegas, NV, U.S. Bishop Gorman Texas
23 Brooklyn Pope 6-2 170 F Fort Worth, TX, U.S. Dunbar Rutgers
24 Ashley Corral 5-9 150 G Vancouver, WA, U.S. Prairie USC
25 Destini Hughes 5-10 140 G Kennedale, TX, U.S. Kennedale LSU
30 Nneka Ogwumike 6-2 178 F Cypress, TX, U.S. Cy-Fair Stanford
32 Alyssia Brewer 6-3 190 F Sapulpa, OK, U.S. Sapulpa Tennessee, transferred to UCLA
33 Ayana Dunning 6-3 220 C Columbus, OH, U.S. Eastmoor Academy LSU, transferred to West Virginia
55 LaSondra Barrett 6-2 160 F Jackson, MS, U.S. Murrah LSU

Coaches[edit]

The East team was coached by:

The West team was coached by:

Boxscore[edit]

[1]

Visitors: East[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
11 *Elena Delle Donne 5/14 0/ 3 0/ 0 10 4 7 11 3 0 1 2 0 27:36
21 *Samantha Prahalis 2/ 7 0/ 1 2/ 2 6 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 17:12
23 *Alicia Manning 2/ 8 0/ 0 1/ 2 5 3 3 6 0 0 1 0 1 17:36
25 *Glory Johnson 1/ 5 0/ 0 0/ 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 1 15:27
50 *Chay Shegog 3/10 0/ 0 0/ 1 6 4 3 7 1 0 4 0 2 17:57
3 She'la White 0/ 4 0/ 1 0/ 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 12:23
10 Amber Gray 2/ 6 0/ 2 2/ 4 6 1 4 5 2 1 1 1 0 17:49
24 April Sykes 1/ 7 0/ 3 2/ 3 4 1 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 12:33
34 Chelsey Lee 1/ 3 0/ 0 3/ 4 5 1 5 6 1 0 1 0 1 15:37
40 Shekinna Stricklen 6/15 1/ 7 4/ 6 17 2 2 4 1 1 2 0 3 20:24
42 Shenise Johnson 1/ 4 0/ 0 0/ 0 2 3 1 4 1 1 3 0 3 12:58
55 Lynnetta Kizer 0/ 3 0/ 0 1/ 2 1 2 2 4 0 0 3 3 1 12:23
Team 3 3 6
TOTALS 24/86 1/17 15/26 64 26 34 60 14 5 23 6 16 199:55

Home: West[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
3 *Tiffany Hayes 4/ 9 0/ 2 1/ 3 9 0 3 3 1 2 2 0 2 17:33
11 *Nikki Speed 4/ 9 1/ 2 0/ 0 9 0 4 4 4 4 3 0 2 20:37
22 *Ashley Gayle 2/ 6 0/ 0 0/ 0 4 0 2 2 0 1 2 6 0 18:12
30 *Nneka Ogwumike 4/ 6 0/ 0 1/ 2 9 1 5 6 1 1 2 0 0 19:35
25 *Destini Hughes 2/ 4 1/ 1 0/ 0 5 3 1 4 4 1 2 0 1 16:14
1 Jasmine Dixon 4/ 6 0/ 0 0/ 2 8 1 4 5 2 3 1 0 2 14:45
15 Briana Gilbreath 3/ 6 2/ 3 0/ 0 8 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 15:50
23 Brooklyn Pope 5/11 0/ 2 3/ 6 13 2 2 4 3 0 2 0 0 14:45
24 Ashley Corral 1/ 8 1/ 4 0/ 0 3 0 2 2 2 1 3 0 0 15:18
32 Alyssia Brewer 1/ 4 0/ 0 0/ 0 2 0 3 3 3 0 2 0 2 16:18
33 Ayana Dunning 3/ 6 0/ 0 0/ 0 6 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 2 13:55
55 LaSondra Barrett 1/ 3 0/ 0 2/ 2 4 2 5 7 2 3 3 0 0 16:52
Team 3 6 9 3
TOTALS 34/78 5/14 7/15 80 14 42 56 24 18 25 8 11 199:54

(* = Starting Line-up)

All-American Week[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  • Tuesday, March 25: Powerade JamFest
    • Three-Point Shoot-out
    • Timed Basketball Skills Competition
  • Wednesday, March 26: 7th Annual Girls All-American Game

The Powerade JamFest is a skills-competition evening featuring basketball players who demonstrate their skills in two crowd-entertaining ways. Since the first All-American game in 2002, players have competed in a 3-point shooting challenge and a timed basketball skills competition.

Contest Winners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-09-17.

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