Three of the seven Ohio girls basketball players nominated to play in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago got good news Tuesday.
Mount Notre Dame's KK Bransford, Winton Woods' Chance Gray and Mason's Kyla Oldacre (photo by Ben Jackson) were chosen to play in the March 29 game in Chicago.
None of the seven Ohio high school boys basketball players nominated for the game was chosen.
Here's a capsule look at Bransford, Gray and Oldacre — all strong candidates to be named Ohio Ms. Basketball:
KK Bransford, Mount Notre Dame, senior, 5’11”
Named Ms. Ohio Basketball last season after averaging 21.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.0 steals and leading Mount Notre Dame to the Division I state title. She entered her senior season needing less than 400 points to reach 2,000 for her career. She is a do-it-all player who can score, assist or grab a rebound. She has signed to play at the University of Notre Dame.
Chance Gray, Winton Woods, senior, 5’9”
Transferred from Lakota West after earning first-team All-Ohio honrs last season with 25 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game. A very hard worker who makes a huge impact on both ends of the court. She works extremely hard on the ball to start the defense. Because of how she is often defended, she is a tireless worker without the ball in her hands — constantly moving — but extremely unselfish in passing the ball and trying to set up teammates for success. She is committed to the University of Oregon.
Kyla Oldacre, Mason, senior, 6’5”
Averaged 14.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game last season, her first season at Mason after transferring from Princeton. She has been named first-team all-conference in all three seasons and was the conference defensive player of the year as a freshman and sophomore. She is committed to the University of Miami (Florida).