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DEPSA’s Rickea Jackson first Michigan girls McDonald’s All-American since 2010; Indiana repped by LaLumiere’s Stewart, Center Grove’s Jackson-Davis

By: Matthew B. Mowery, January 24, 2019, 5:00 pm

Detroit Edison’s Rickea Jackson became the first Michigan girls basketball player in eight seasons McDonald’s All-American status, and the fourth overall, earning a spot to play on the West team in the McDonald’s All-American Game when the rosters for the March 27 game were announced on Thursday.

Jackson was also the first Mississippi State commit to ever earn the honor.

Birmingham Detroit Country Day’s Madison Williams was the last Michigan girls player to participate in the game, back in 2010. Lansing Christian’s Tiffanie Shives (2005) and Benton Harbor’s Destiny Williams (2009) were the only other previous girls selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game since its inception in 2002.

Jackson’s West team will be coached by Lee Rogers of Arundel Senior High School in Gambrills, MD.

Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis was the last Michigan boys player selected to the game, back in 2015.

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Indiana had two boys selected for the game.

Indiana University-bound Trayce Jackson-Davis of Center Grove is on the East Team. La Lumiere’s 6-foot-9 center, Isaiah Stewart (Washington), will join him on the squad, which will be coached by Ed Fritz of Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

Former Birmingham (MI) Detroit Country Day coach Kurt Keener will be the head coach of the West Team.

The games will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, and broadcast live on ESPN2, with the  girls game at 5 p.m., and the boys at 7 p.m. Forty-eight players were selected or the four teams, in total, 24 of each gender.