CHICAGO – On Thursday afternoon, McDonald’s announced the final rosters for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Games, celebrating the next generation of female basketball stars and their hustle in the pursuit of achieving greatness. Notre Dame Class of 2020 signee Maddy Westbeld was 1-of-24 honorees selected by a committee of basketball experts from more than 900 nominated players.
Westbeld will take to the court for the 43rd McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, April 1, at the Toyota Center in Houston. The game will telecast live on ESPN2.
Westbeld becomes the 20th McDonald’s All-American in Notre Dame history. The Fighting Irish have even boasted three game M.V.P’s in Skylar Diggins, Brianna Turner and Marina Mabrey.
Current McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster include Katlyn Gilbert, Sam Brunelle and Anaya Peoples. Note – fifth-year transfer Destinee Walker competed in the game as well.
Westbeld is a 6-3 forward from Kettering, Ohio and was Notre Dame’s highest ranked recruit in the class, checking in at No. 23 overall and fifth at her position. Westbeld attends Fairmont High, where she leads the GWOC in rebounding (11.4 per game) while ranks third in scoring (20.0 points per game). Fairmont is 15-1 overall this season and 8-1 in the GWOC American.
“I think Maddy Westbeld is a Larry Bird type of player,” Coach McGraw stated back on signing day in November. “She can shoot, pass, rebound, take the ball off the rim and go coast-to-coast. She’s underrated from the national scouting services. She’s going to be a huge impact player for us.”
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