The McDonald’s All-American game published its nominations for the Class of 2018 and 39 boys and girls basketball players from Dallas-Fort Worth made the cut.
Midlothian senior forward and TCU signee Kaden Archie leads the boys side.
Archie, who made the Rivals Top 150 prospects, is a 4-star recruit that’s averaging nearly 20 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for the Panthers, who are ranked No. 11 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A state poll.
Last season, Archie was voted first team all-District 10-5A and averaged 18.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals.
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DeSoto forward Feron Hunt (SMU) and Arlington Grace Prep forward Jordan Phillips (Arkansas) also made the list.
Phillips, who also made Rivals 150, is listed 6-foot-7 and a 3-star recruit for the Lions.
While only three made the boys list, 36 girls were nominated including Colleyville Heritage forward Bryn Gerlich (Oklahoma State), Mansfield Timberview post Lauryn Thompson (Virginia Commonwealth), Arlington Bowie guard Jasmyne Robinson (North Texas), Crowley guard Taelour Pruitt (Southeast Missouri State) and Saginaw Boswell forward Audrey Warren (Texas).
Gerlich, who played for the USA Select team and in the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-star game last summer, averaged 19.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season.
The reigning District 8-5A MVP has been named to the Star-Telegram All-Area team the past three seasons. She scored her 2,000th career point and signed with Oklahoma State in November.
Also on last year’s all-area team, Warren signed with Texas in November. She also hit the 2,000 point mark this year.
Thompson, Robinson and Pruitt have all hit the 1,000 point milestone this season.