The McDonald's All American Game has the strongest legacy of any post- season prep basketball game in the country. The 2006 class features some of the most evenly-matched talent we've seen in a long time, making these games especially exciting both for the players who play in the games and for sports fans watching at home.
Tina Charles is a perfect example of everything that is right in girl's high school athletics. Not only does she light up the scoreboard, but she is a wonderful student who has earned several academic honors. She is a role model for young women and she represents what it means to be a McDonald's All American.
The 30th anniversary of the Games will be hosted in a state known as a breeding ground for not only the greatest players to rule the game but also, and more importantly, for fans who make the game great. The regional passion for basketball along with Louisville's obvious charm and southern hospitality were key elements in this landmark basketball decision.