Friday, February 11, 2011

Butler's Burdick (plus 5 Duke/UNC recruits) named McDonald's All-American

Butler High's Cierra Burdick, the reigning Observer and N.C. player of the year, has been selected to play in the 2011 McDonald's All-American game with some of the best girls' high school players in the country.

The game will be played at 6:30 p.m. March 30 in Chicago's United Center. ESPNU will televise the game live. ESPN will televise the boys' game at 9 p.m.

Burdick is the second Mecklenburg County player to make the team, following South Mecklenburg's Joy Cheek five years ago.

ESPN ranks Burdick the No. 3 overall player in the nation and the No. 1 small forward recruit in the country. She has signed with Tennessee. This season, Burdick averages 22.3 points, 15.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.1 steals. She's led Butler to a 23-0 record heading into Friday's regular-season finale at Independence.

Burdick has also been picked for the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) All-Star game this spring.

-- North Carolina and Duke had five recruits make the game. Future Tar Heels: P.J. Hairston of Hargrave Military and Greensboro native and Norfolk (Va.) Christian's James McAdoo. Future Blue Devils: Arden (N.C.) Christ School's Marshall Plumlee, Austin Rivers of Winter Park (Fla.) and Oak Hill (Va.) star Quinn Cook.

Boys Roster
Name, School, College
Bradley Beal, Chaminade Prep (MO), Florida
Chane Behanan, Bowling Green (KY), Louisville
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Greenville (GA), Georgia
Michael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew's (RI), Syracuse
Rakeem Christmas, Academy of New Church (PA), Syracuse
Quinn Cook, Oak Hill (Va), Duke
Michael Gilchrist, St. Patrick (NJ), Kentucky
P.J. Hairston, Hargrave (Va) Military, UNC
James McAdoo, Norfolk Christian (Va), UNC
Johnny O'Bryant III, Eastside (MS), LSU
Marshall Plumlee, Arden Christ School, Duke
Shannon Scott, Milton (GA), Ohio State
Khem Birch, Notre Dame Prep (Mass), Pitt
Wayne Blackshear, Morgan Park (Ill.), Louisville
Anthony Davis, Perspectives Charter (Ill), Kentucky
Branden Dawson, Lew Wallace (IN), Mich. State
Myck Kabongo, Findlay Prep (NV), Texas
LeBryan Nash, Lincoln (TX), Okla. State
Austin Rivers, Winter Park (FL), Duke
Marquis Teague, Pike (IN), Kentucky
Adonis Thomas, Melrose (TN), Memphis
Amir Williams, Detroit Country Day (MI), Ohio State
Kyle Wiltjer, Jesuit (OR), Kentucky
Cody Zeller, Washington (IN), Indiana

Cierra Burdick, Butler, Tennessee
Briyona Canty, Trenton Catholic (NJ), Rutgers
Temi Fagbenle, Blair Academy (NJ), Harvard
Bria Goss, Ben Davis (IN), Kentucky
Sara Hammond, Rockcastle County (KY), Louisville
Amber Henson, Sickles (FL), Duke
Betnijah Laney, Smyma (DEL), Undecided
Samantha Logic, Raccine JJ Case (Wis), Iowa
Allyson Malott, Madison (OH), Dayton
Ariel Massengale, Boilingbrook (IL), Tennessee
Elizabeth Williams, Princess Anne (Va.), Duke

Brianna Banks, Fayetteville County (GA), Connecticut
Ariya Crook-Williams, Long Beach Poly (CA), Southern Cal
Krystal Forthan, Georgetown (TX), LSU
Reshanda Gray, Washington Prep (CA), California
Justine Hartman, Brea Olinda (CA), UCLA
Morgan Jones, Lake Mary (FL), Northwestern
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Mater Dei (CA), Connecticut
Amber Orrange, Westbury Christian (TX), Stanford
Cassie Peoples, Cy-Fair (TX), Texas
Bonnie Samuelson, Edison (CA), Stanford
Kiah Stokes, Linn-Mar (Iowa), Connecticut
Alexyz Vaioletama, Mater Dei (CA), Southern Cal