Legacy Christian Academy’s Eva Brill and Alyssa Kitts are McDonald’s All American Game nominees.
The list of nominees came out Thursday and the players selected to McDonald’s All American game, which won’t be played this year due to the pandemic, will be announced later this week.
Brill, of Strasburg, is averaging 11.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game this season for the Saints. Brill, a post player, had a season-high 20 points against Bedford Homeschool on Jan. 22.
Kitts, a point guard, is averaging 14.4 points, 8.1 steals per contest. She had a season-high 28 points against Chelsea Academy on Feb. 11. She also had 15 points in a close loss to Virginia Academy on Jan. 14.
The Saints finish their regular season this week with road games against Holy Family Academy and Chelsea Academy.
Players for the McDonald’s All American game were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors and principals and McDonald’s All American Games selection committee members starting in September up until Dec. 15. There is no limit on how many players may be nominated.
On Dec. 15 the nominated players were reviewed for eligibility. All nominated players must be high school seniors having only participated in eight semesters of high school and in good academic standing. Each nominee receives a certificate.
The McDonald’s All American Games selection committee is comprised of 34 members for the boys and 23 for the girls. The selection process goes through a series of balloting system votes to narrow it down to the top 24 boys and girls players in the country.
More than 700 boys and girls were nominated this year. Brill and Kitts were among 21 players nominated from Virginia.