DeMatha All-Met senior Markelle Fultz, left, and O’Connell’s Randall Gaskins (right) are among 63 local nominees for the McDonald’s All-American Game. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

McDonald’s released its list of nearly 800 high school senior boys and girls nominees Tuesday for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Games, which will take place March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.

Featured among the potential candidates for the prestigious high school showcase are 20 boys and a whopping 43 girls from The Post’s coverage area. Over the next month, the list will be whittled down to 24 All-Americans each for the boys and girls. Last year, De’Janae Boykin of C.H. Flowers (now at Connecticut) and Annapolis Area Christian’s Taylor Murray (Kentucky) were named to the final girls’ roster.

This year’s local nominees are listed below and naturally, several notable names didn’t make the cut from the area. For instance, what about imposing 6-foot-7 Lake Braddock forward James Butler, who is averaging 27.4 points? Or how about All-Met sharpshooter Christian Matthews on fifth-ranked National Christian? Westfield’s Tyler Scanlon (Boston) is averaging 25 points per game and his team is undefeated since his return from the football field, but he’s nowhere to be found on this list.

BOYS
G Ako Adams, O’Connell
G Kyle Copeland, Tuscarora (not Copeland Kyle, as he’s listed by the committee)
G Anthony Cowan Jr., St. John’s
G Tristan Easton, Meade
G Jerrel Elder, Meade
G/F Nicolas Fennell, Carroll
G Markelle Fultz, DeMatha
G Randall Gaskins, O’Connell
F Sam Green, McNamara
G Joshua Jones, Grace Christian
G/F VJ King, Paul VI
G Andrew Kostecka, Clarksburg
F Jack Lawrence, Gonzaga
F Corey Manigault, Paul VI
F Dallas Marshall, Clarksburg
G Jeffrey McInnis, Clarksburg
G Alani Moore, Friendship Collegiate
G Erik Perry, Grace Christian
G/F Jeffrey Powell-Young, Blake
G Nigel Stewart, Gonzaga


National Christian’s Mikiyah Croskey, left, and E’Lexus Davis (39) are two of four National Cathedral’s nominees. (Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

GIRLS
G Isabella Alarie, National Cathedral (she’s actually listed twice with two different spellings)
F Jasmine Braswell, Broad Run
C Taelor Carter, Osbourn Park
G Kaila Charles, Riverdale Baptist
G Janiya Clemmons, O’Connell
G Raina Cody, Westlake
G Kennedi Coclough, Arundel
C Brittany Coles, Westlake
G Moriah Crisp, McNamara
F Mikiyah Croskey, National Christian
F Nialla Curtis, Westlake
G Chere Davis, Osbourn Park
G E’Lexus Davis, National Christian
G Shannon Dozier, National Christian

Stonewall Jackson guard Stonewall Jackson was nominated for the McDonald's All-American Game (Mark Gail/For The Washington Post) Stonewall Jackson guard Stonewall Jackson was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game (Mark Gail/For The Washington Post)

G Alicia Gonzales, O’Connell
G Jada Graves, Edison
F Sarah Hare, McNamara
G Shelbi Harris-Mowat, McNamara
G Megan Hendrick, Edison
G Alexis Hermes, Madison
G Cecily Jackson, McNamara
G Raven James, Paul VI
G Kylee Johnson, Osbourn Park
G Jewel Ledbetter, Westlake
F Mariah Leonard, Broad Run
G Armani Mason, Westlake
G Asia McCants, Woodbridge
F Lawrencia Moten, Bullis
F Mangela Ngandjui, Riverdale Baptist
G Genesis Parker, Stonewall Jackson
G Ebony Pitts, National Christian
G Chanise Ray, Mount Vernon
G Jasmine Riggins, McNamara
F Kayla Robbins, St. John’s
G Simone Smith, McNamara
F Morgan Smith, Riverdale Baptist
G Jasmine Taylor, O’Connell
G Shayla Thomas, McNamara
G Nia Washington, Riverdale Baptist
G Ashlee White, Osbourn Park
G Jasmine Whitney, Paul VI
G Alexus Willey, Riverdale Baptist
F Erica Witter, McNamara

Tell us who you think the biggest snubs were.

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