Nine high school basketball players from Gwinnett County have been nominated to play in the annual McDonald's All-American all-star games later this year.
Eight of the 15 nominated girls from Georgia play for local teams:
Lexie Brown and Peyton Whitted, North Gwinnett; Shayla Cooper and Diamond DeShields, Norcross; Kaela Davis and Kristina Nelson, Buford; and Courtney Gardner and Rebecca Walker, Brookwood.
Isaiah Williams from Buford High was nominated as a boys all-star.
The final rosters will be determined Feb. 14.
The McDonald's All-American games are scheduled for April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
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