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14 Illinois Girls Nominated for 2021 McDonald’s All-American Game

Fourteen girls from around the state were nominated for the 2021 McDonald’s All-American game, the event announced Thursday, Feb. 18.

Each one of the seniors is highly decorated and has decided where they will play college basketball. Get to know the nominees below.

Sydney Affolter, Marist

Lauren Cohen, Glenbard South

Khaniah Gardner, Simeon

  • Position: Forward
  • College: Vanderbilt
  • Stats and highlights: 2019-20 3A state champion; averaged 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a junior

Anna Griffin, Aurora Christian

Lindsey Hahn, Lyons

  • Position: Point guard
  • College: Winona State
  • Stats and highlights: All-conference as a junior, shooting 40 percent from three and nabbing 51 steals (Winona Post)

Grace Hall, Homewood-Flossmoor

Lauren Huber, Libertyville

Greta Kampschroeder, Naperville North

Kendall Moriarty, Benet

Aneesah Morrow, Simeon

De’Ahna Richardson, Bolingbrook

Jalysa Stokes, Joliet Central

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Missouri-St. Louis
  • Stats and highlights: Oswego East Holiday Tournament MVP; all-conference; more than 1,100 career points

Timia Ware, Whitney Young

Makiyah Williams, Trinity

Illinois Girls Navigate Unconventional Recruiting Cycle During Pandemic

Left: Glenbard East’s Lauren Huber in a game against East Aurora [Photo: Michael Stranski]. Center: Emma Rush of Vienna [provided photo]. Right: Trinity’s Savanna Childress races to the bucket [Photo: Debra Prochaska].

Glenbard East senior Huber has made college visits. She’s gone on trips to D-III schools. She’s spoken with college coaches at the Division I level. But like many players dealing with the impact of a season of frozen eligibility at the college level, Huber is still navigating the recruitment process.

“It is very important to me to find a place where I can thrive on the court in various roles,” Huber said. “Being a part of a team with competitive and talented athletes that I can contribute to and be proud of is one of the key things I am looking for in a university.” 

A three-sport athlete at Glenbard East — she was on the state second-place 4×800 relay team for the Rams’ track and field team in 2018 — Huber came to realize that basketball was her passion when she started as a sophomore.

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