SAN DIEGO -- Chase Budinger will get to play in front of his hometown fans in the McDonald's All-American boys basketball game on March 29.
Budinger, from La Costa Canyon High in suburban Encinitas, was
named to the West team for the game at San Diego State's Cox Arena.
Other top boys selected for the game include two pairs of
teammates and two brothers.
Playing for the East will be center Greg Oden and point guard
Mike Conley of Lawrence North High in Indianapolis, and guard Wayne
Ellington and forward Gerald Henderson of The Episcopal Academy in
On the West team are twin 7-footers Brook and Robin Lopez of San
Joaquin Memorial High in Fresno.
Heading up the girls' East team is Epiphanny Prince of Brookly, N.Y., who scored 113 points in a game earlier this year for Murry Bergtraum High.
Abi Olajuwon, the daughter of former Houston Rockets star Hakeem
Olajuown, will play for the West. She attends Marlborough High in
Sherman Oaks, Calif.