Two Kamiakin basketball players nominated for McDonald’s All-American game | High school sports

Kamiakin seniors Tyler Bilodeau and Trey Arland are among 11 Washington players nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

The two seniors helped lead the braves to the top of the MCC standings and are the only Eastern Washington players among the Evergreen State’s 11.

“It would mean the world to me to do it,” Arland said, “especially because it’s always been my dream to go to another place and meet new players and play. It would mean even more to go with Tyler because that we’ve been together for five years now, playing basketball, hanging out. He’s my brother. Every time we go on the basketball court together, it’s a cool experience.”

Bilodeau, who will be at Oregon State next season, echoed that sentiment.

“I thought that was pretty cool. It’s a really good honor, especially to have two guys from Kamiakin. It means a lot. East Washington doesn’t get as much love as the guys on the west side, so that also means a lot.”

Braves coach Brian Meneely says he’s thrilled to see his players recognized with awards and honors like the McDonald’s All-American.

“That would be really cool for the program because obviously these kids are leaders,” Meneeley said. “It would be great for the kids in our program at the lower levels to see what a lot of hard work, energy and time in the gym can really do.”

McDonald’s all american The games are where the hype becomes a legacy and the next step on the journey from being a hometown star, to a five-star rookie, and ultimately becoming a household name. This year, a new generation is ready to leave it all on the court as more than 760 high school boys and girls basketball players from across the country have been nominated for the chance to play in the 45and McDonald’s All American Games anniversary – including 11 Washington players – representing 3 girls and 8 boys. The annual event will return in March to feature the country’s rising stars as they compete at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena.

The players were nominated by a high school coach, athletic director, manager, or member of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee, which is made up of the most knowledgeable analysts, prep scouts, media, and basketball coaches in the country. The local players nominated for the chance to play at the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games are:

  • Girls Players

    • Elizabeth Stump, Lynden Christian High School, Lynden

    • Ali Hardwell, Todd Beamer High School, Federal Track

    • Drea Brumfield, WF West High School, Chehalis

  • Boys players

oh Maleek Arington, Auburn High School, Auburn

oh Trevon Blassingame, Auburn High School, Auburn

oh Kaden Hansen, Auburn High School, Auburn

oh Dae’Kwon Watson, Auburn High School, Auburn

oh Denis Kadiric, Ingraham High School, Seattle

oh Trey Arland, Kamiakin High School, Kennewick

oh Tyler Bilodeau, Kamiakin High School, Kennewick

oh Kevin Davis, Renton High School, Renton

The new class of nominees joins a legendary group of athletes who, for four decades, have been nominated for the chance to play in the nation’s premier showcase – including Michael Jordan, Candace Parker, LeBron James, Maya Moore, Trae Young, Breanna Stewart and many more of your favorite hoopers.

A full list of the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games nominees is available at mcdaag.com.

The top 24 girls and top 24 boys selected to compete in the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games will be revealed on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 on ESPN’s “NBA Today” between 3-4 p.m. ET.

Fans can then tune in to the McDonald’s All American Girls Game on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and the Boys Game immediately after on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

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