RENO - Seven Northern Nevada basketball players have been nominated to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American game.
Hug's Tre Johnson is the only local boy to make the list. Johnson is averaging 19.4 points, 11 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game this season. He was first team All-Region last season, and third team All-State.
Reno's Stephanie Rovetti is a nominee on the girls side. She is averaging 13 points, 4.3 assists and 4.4 steals per game. Rovetti was a first team All-Region selection last season. She has signed to play college ball with BYU.
Her Reno teammate Sarah Finlay is also a nominee. Finlay is averaging 11.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. She is also shooting 38% from three-point range. Finlay was a first team All-Region selection last season.
Reed's Danielle Peacon and Honour Knudsen are also on the list. Peacon was an All-Region selection last season. She has signed to play with Pacific. Both her and Knudsen are listed among the top recruits in the state by ESPN.com
North Valley's Shakia Walker is also a nominee. Walker is averaging 16.2 points, three assists, 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game. She was an All-Region selection last season.
Elko's Ciera Dunbar rounds out the local nominees. Dunbar will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. She has already signed to play college basketball at Utah.
All of the nominees will be whittled down to a final 40 players (20 girls and 20 boys.) The final roster will be announced at the end of February.
Only two Northern Nevada players have ever made the prestigious final roster. Galena's Luke Babbitt and Reno's David Padgett both suited up for the McDonald's All-American game.
The game will be held on March 31st in Columbus, Ohio. It will be shown live on ESPN.