Three local basketball players nominated to play in 2020 McDonald's All-American games

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Three local basketball players nominated to play in 2020 McDonald's All American games (Photo courtesy: Spanish Springs basketball and Cal Stars AAU.)

Three local Northern Nevada high school basketball players have been selected to take part in the 2020 McDonald's All-American games, the organization announced Tuesday morning.

Bishop Manogue's Kenna Holt and Spanish Springs' Mason Whittaker and Cordell Stinson have been recognized as some of the top girls and boys high school seniors across the country.

The student-athletes will compete to take their skills to a prestigious high school basketball showcase at the Toyota Center in Houston. Students are selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the All American games selection committee.

Over 200 boys and girls are nominated for the games, but only 48 players are chosen to compete in the boys' and girls' game, making up four teams of 12. The final rosters of the top 24 girls and 24 boys will be revealed on Jan. 23 at noon on ESPN's The Jump.

The 19th annual McDonald's All-American girls game will tip off on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. on April 1 and the 43rd annual boys game will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Local alumni of the nation's premier high school basketball all-star event include: Reed's Gabby Williams, Reno's David Padgett and Galena's Luke Babbitt.

Manogue senior Kenna Holt has committed to staying home and suiting up for Amanda Levens and her hometown team.

To learn more about the games and the history, click here.

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