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Bennett, Griffey Selected as McDonald's All-America Nominees

Jan 9, 2014

Arizona women’s basketball signees JaLea Bennett and Taryn Griffey were selected as 2014 McDonald’s All American Games nominees, scheduled to take place on April 2 at Chicago's United Center.

The final team of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2014 Games will be announced during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on January 29 at 4 p.m. MT. 

Nearly 1,000 players from 44 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2014 McDonald's All American Games. Ohio boasts the highest number of nominees this year (121), followed by Texas (97), Iowa (72),New York (63) and New Jersey (56).

Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee. The complete list of nominees is available at

Bennett and Griffey signed letters of intent to play at Arizona on Nov. 13. Bennett, a 5-10 shooting guard hails from Mansfield, Texas and Griffey, a 5-6 point guard comes from Seattle, Wash.

The two guards will join Charise Holloway, Cherice Harris and Chy Cunningham to make up a top-25 recruiting class, Arizona women’s basketball’s best in history.

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