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Euless Trinity star selected as McDonald’s All American

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There wasn’t any fanfare Wednesday night when Euless Trinity center Myles Turner was chosen to the McDonald’s All American East team.

He hopped in the car with family members and drove to a downtown Fort Worth hotel where his mother works. Turner, who tweeted about the McDonald’s possibility beforehand, watched in the hotel’s restaurant as he was selected to the team along with 23 others.

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McDonald’s All American teams

Boys

East Team

PF Cliff Alexander (Curie HS, Chicago), Kansas

SG James Blackmon Jr. (Marion HS, Marion, Ind.), Indiana

SF Justin Jackson (Homeschool Christian, Tomball), North Carolina

PG Tyus Jones (Apple Valley HS, Apple Valley, Minn.), Duke

PF Kevon Looney (Hamilton HS, Milwaukee) , UCLA

SF Theo Pinson (Wesleyan Christian, Greensboro, N.C.), North Carolina

SG D’Angelo Russell (Montverde Academy, Louisville, Ky.), Ohio State

C Karl Towns Jr. (St. Joseph HS, Metuchen, N.J.), Kentucky

PG Romelo Trimble (Bishop O’Connell HS, Upper Marlboro, Md.), Maryland

C Myles Turner (Trinity HS, Bedford), Undecided

SG Isaiah Whitehead (Abraham Lincoln HS, Brooklyn, N.Y.), Seton Hall

SF Justise Winslow (Saint John’s HS, Houston), Duke

West Team

SG Grayson Allen (Providence School, Jacksonville, Fla.), Duke

PG Joel Berry (Lake Highland Prep, Apopka, Fla.), North Carolina

SG Devin Booker (Moss Point HS, Moss Point, Miss.), Kentucky

SF Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei HS, Fullerton, Calif.), Arizona

PF Trey Lyles (Arsenal Tech, Indianapolis), Kentucky

PG Emmanuel Mudiay (Prime Prep Academy, Dallas), SMU

C Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young HS, Chicago), Duke

SF Kelly Oubre (Findlay Prep, Richmond, Texas), Kansas

PF Reid Travis (De La Salle HS, Minneapolis), Stanford

PG Tyler Ulis (Marian Catholic HS, Matteson, Ill.), Kentucky

SG Rashad Vaughn (Findlay Prep, Golden Valley, Minn.), Undecided

C Thomas Welsh (Loyola HS, Los Angeles), UCLA

 

Girls

East Team

C Lynee’ Belton (Bullis School, Clinton, Md.), Duke

W Sierra Calhoun (Christ the King, Brooklyn, N.Y.), Duke

PG Bianca Cuevas (Nazareth Regional, Bronx, N.Y.), South Carolina

G Sadie Edwards (Blair Academy, Meriden, Conn.), UConn

W Myisha Hines-Allen (Montclair High, Montclair, N.J.), Louisville

G Alexa Middleton (Riverdale, Murfreesboro, Tenn), Tennessee

PG Kelsey Mitchell (Princeton, Cincinnati), Ohio State

W Mariya Moore (Salesian High, Pleasant Hill, Calif.), Louisville

W Shakayla Thomas (Sylcauga High, Sylacauga, Ala.), Florida State

F Kathryn Westbeld (Fairmont High, Kettering, Ohio), Notre Dame

C Jatarie White (Providence Day School, Charlotte, N.C.), South Carolina

F A’ja Wilson (Heathwood Hall Episcopal, Hopkins, S.C.), Undecided

West Team

G Ariel Atkins (Duncanville), Texas

PG Recee’ Caldwell (FEAST Home School, San Antonio), UCLA

PG Jordin Canada (Windward School, Los Angeles), UCLA

W Mikayla Cowling (St. Mary’s College HS, Berkeley, Calif.), Cal

F Lajahna Drummer (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, Calif.), UCLA

W Gabby Green (St. Mary’s College HS, Berkeley, Calif.), Cal

PG Brooke McCarty (Clear Springs, League City), Texas

W Jaime Nared (Westview HS, Portland, Ore.), Tennessee

C Alyssa Rice (Reynoldsburg HS, Reynoldsburg, Ohio), Kentucky

F Brianna Tuner (Manvel HS, Pearland), Notre Dame

C Chadtrice White (Shelby Public, Shelby, Neb.), Illinois

G Gabby Williams (Reed HS, Sparks, Nev.), UConn

Turner, at 6-foot-10 and ranked as high as the No. 2 college recruit in the country, becomes the third Tarrant County senior to be named to the team going back to 2008.

Isaiah Austin (2012) of Arlington Grace Prep, now at Baylor, and former North Crowley and Oklahoma standout Willie Warren (2008) are the others.

“That’s really just how I wanted it to be; family is what’s most important to me,” Turner said. “I was looking forward to it, but I think my mom was more so, and I wanted to make certain we could all share it.”

Turner’s East team will face off against the West at 8:30 p.m. April 2 at United Center in Chicago. The game will be televised on ESPN. The girls game, on ESPNU, starts at 6 p.m.

Three other Texans were selected, including Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep Academy, who has signed with SMU. Justin Jackson of Tomball Homeschool Christian and Justise Winslow of Houston St. John’s were also chosen.

Turner is the first Trinity player to be nominated and selected to the All American team.

“Obviously I’m thrilled for Myles, he deserves it,” Trinity coach Mark Villines said. “I felt like I knew all along he was going to be selected but there’s just a lot of relief when it finally happens.”

Trinity is 21-5 and sits in first place at 9-1 in District 6-5A. The Trojans are ranked seventh in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A state poll.

“Just to be honored as an All American in general is something I’ve worked for since seventh and eighth grade,” Turner said. “I’m speechless to be honest. I know the expectations are going to be high, and I’ve had a little bit of experience playing in this kind of atmosphere.”

Turner is still undecided about where he’ll play college basketball next season, with numerous offers on the table.

He confirmed that it was still his plan to make that decision later in April but left open the possibility of doing so at or around the McDonald’s game.

“I don’t look at it as pressure at all,“ Turner said. “As far as what I end up doing, where I go, I’m an open book and I’m going to let the chips fall where they may. I really like the idea of playing four years and getting my degree is what I would do. But if the opportunity presented itself and I develop like I think I can, I could see being one and done also.”

Texas signee Ariel Atkins of Duncanville was selected to the girls West team.

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