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Taplin, Rosten, Gathers are local McDonald's All-American nominees

By Keith McShea

The list of nominees for this year's McDonald's All-American Game includes two local girls players and one on the boys side. 

Ciara Rosten of Maryvale, who has signed with Massachusetts, and Adila Gathers of Tapestry Charter, who has signed with St. Francis (Pa.), are the local representatives on the girls side. 

Williamsville North senior Sterling Taplin, who has yet to choose from among several Division I scholarship offers, is the lone local boys player on the list. 

The list of nominees is an extensive one -- there are hundreds of players who have been nominated from throughout the country, including 64 total players from New York State alone. All the nominees are seniors.

The entire list is at the McDonald's All-American Game web site.

The final rosters, consisting of 24 boys and 24 girls, will be announced on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. The game will be played on April 2 at the United Center in Chicago.


Basketball | Maryvale | Williamsville North
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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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