Future Buckeyes named McDonald’s All-Americans
The 2014 McDonald’s All-America teams were unveiled Wednesday night with Ohio State able to boast of representatives on the boys’ and girls’ squads.
D’Angelo Russell, a shooting guard from Louisville playing at Montverde (Fla.) Academy this season, was selected on the boys’ side with point guard Kelsey Mitchell of Cincinnati Princeton picked for the girls’ team.
Russell is the 18th McDonald’s All-American for Ohio State and the 11th signed since coach Thad Matta took over in 2004.
He is the first since Amir Williams and Shannon Scott in 2011 and is expected to add a potent scoring punch to the Buckeyes’ lineup next season.
Mitchell is the eighth McDonald’s All-American for the Ohio State women’s team and the first since Tayler Hill of Minneapolis South in 2010.
She is one of three Ohio prospects to be chosen for the squad this season, joining Kettering Fairmont forward Kathryn Westbeld and Reynoldsburg center Alyssa Rice. Westbeld is going to Notre Dame while Rice signed with Kentucky.