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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
St. Francis teammates only girls from same school to play in All American game
Joe Parker, northfulton.com, April 5, 2017
St. Francis seniors Maya Dodson and her high school teammate played in the McDonald’s All-American Game last Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center. They were the only players selected for the game from the same school and they say it was an incredible opportunity.
Dodson said she will forever cherish the experience and said playing against the top talent in the country is what made the event so fun.
The teammates will play once more together at the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at New York’s Barclays Center, but both were appreciative of the opportunity to play on the national stage at the All-American Game.
Dodson said, “I never would have thought sophomore year when I came to St Francis we would be playing in the All-American Game. It was great to be able to play one more game with her.”
Both players said their favorite experience of the trip was visiting the Ronald McDonald House.
“The kids were awesome,” Dodson said.
Both played on the East team. Dodson had two rebounds and two blocks in nine minutes.
The teammates won two state championships together playing for St. Francis, their sophomore and junior seasons.
Dodson, a Stanford commit, played for Team USA’s U17 National Team last summer, was named to the 2015 All-State team and was named to the Class 6-A All-Region team from 2014-16.
Both players were named to the All-State team for the 2016-17 season.
Dodson scored 1,087 points in her three years with St. Francis, shooting 49 percent from the floor. She also accounted for 607 rebounds, 129 assists, 181 steals and 222 blocks.