McDonald’s all-American Lindsay Allen pivots from one all-star game to another

April 4, 2013

St. John’s guard Lindsay Allen is making the national all-star game circuit, with stops in Chicago and New Orleans. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

St. John’s senior guard Lindsay Allen, who competed Wednesday night in the McDonald’s all-American Game at the United Center in Chicago, was en route Thursday to New Orleans, where she will play Saturday in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School all-America Game.

Allen had six rebounds and four points in 20 minutes for the East team, coached by Oakton‘s Fred Priester, in its 92-64 loss to the West in the McDonald’s event.

The game capped several days of activities for the McDonald’s honorees.

“The experience was amazing,” Allen said Thursday morning via text. “It was a lot of fun meeting and playing with and against the best players in the country. The coolest part was visiting the Ronald McDonald House and seeing all of the kids so excited to see us. I had a lot of fun playing in the game, even though the score wasn’t what the East wanted it to be.”

Allen was playing in the Midwest, which will be her new home when she enrolls at Notre Dame, less than two hours from Chicago. At the WBCA event, she will share the New Orleans Arena court with her future Irish teammates, who will be in town competing in the Final Four.

The WBCA game is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Maryland signee Alexis Brown from North Gwinnett High in Georgia also was one of the 20 players selected.

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