Two Hawaii Prep Stars Nominated to Play in 2016 McDonald’s All American Games

Chanelle Molina of Konawaena High School and Keala Quinlan of Roosevelt High School have been chosen as nominees for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games High School Girls Basketball Team. Molina and Quinlan are among 755 high school seniors from 49 states and the District of Columbia who have been culled by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

Chanelle Molina

Chanelle Molina

Konawaena guard and five-star recruit Molina led the Wildcats to an HHSAA Div. I state championship last season, a title they are favored to win again under her leadership this year.  Meanwhile, Roosevelt forward Quinlan is a four-year letter winner helping the Roughriders capture the OIA East Division Championship in both 2014 and 2015. This is the first time a player from Konawaena or Roosevelt High School has been nominated for the McDonald’s All American Games.

“We are so proud of Keala,” said Roosevelt head girls’ basketball coach Hinano Higa. “She is our go-to person and an all-around team player going out of her way to make sure her teammates are involved and comfortable.”

“Chanelle represents the state of Hawaii so well. This nomination is not only great for our school, but for the entire state,” said Konawaena head girls’ basketball coach Bobbie Awa. “She is helping put our kids on the map.”

A complete list of 2016 McDonald’s All American Games Nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2016 Games during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Sunday, January 17 at 9:30 p.m. CT; 5:30 p.m. Hawaii Time.

The 39th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 30, at 8:00 p.m. CT; 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Time from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 15th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT; 1:30 p.m. Hawaii Time and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Information regarding tickets for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games is available at Ticketmaster. Tickets for the 2016 Games go on sale Saturday, February 6. Tickets start as low as $10 and include free parking. There is also the popular family four-pack option that includes four tickets, four soft drinks and four hot dogs – all for $53.

Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Games have raised more than $11 million for RMHC since their inception in 1978. At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide stability and vital resources to families in their time of need, allowing their child time to heal and helping to keep them healthy and happy.

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