Ravenscroft basketball player Madison Taylor '18 is among the nominees for McDonald's 2018 All American Games.
Madison is a two-time NCISAA All-State and TISAC Player of the Year. She has earned all-tournament selections from the John Wall Invitational in 2016, Granville Christmas Tournament in 2014 and East Guilford Christmas in 2013. Taylor is a four-time letter-winner who also participated in volleyball and track and field. She has committed to play basketball at College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
"We are very excited for Madison and her nomination as a McDonald's All-American," said Alfie Hobbs, who co-coaches the Ravenscroft girls varsity basketball team with Payton Hobbs. "Madison exemplifies the type of character and leadership we like to see in our student-athletes. She has given a lot of time and dedication to the basketball program here at Ravenscroft and this nomination exemplifies what can happen with hard work, resilience, and motivation. Congratulations, Madison!"
The All American Games' Selection Committee pulls from the nominees, comprising 700 of the top male and female basketball players from across the country, in identifying the 24 boys and 24 girls who will play in the March 28 games. Proceeds from the game benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). The program also provides scholarships and hosts student leadership summits and education workshops.
"The McDonald's All American Games nominees list represents the most talented boys and girls in high school basketball, not only within their communities but representing the best in the country," said Morgan Wooten, Hall of Fame basketball coach and McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee Chairman.
This year, players from 45 states and the District of Columbia were nominated. The final rosters for the 2018 McDonald's All American Games will be unveiled on Tuesday, Jan. 16.