OAK BROOK, Ill. – Georgia Tech women’s basketball signees Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon have been named amongst the top 700 male and female basketball players from across the country who will receive consideration from the Games’ Selection Committee for the annual event. The selection committee will identify the top 24 boys and 24 girls to play in the McDonald’s All-American Games on March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The final rosters will be announced Jan. 16.
Balogun and Dixon were two of nine athletes from the state of Tennessee to be named to the nomination. Both were also named to the Naismith Girls’ High School Watch List in November. The 17th Annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game will tip off at 5 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 28 and will air live on ESPN2.
Elizabeth Balogun — 6’1″, G (Hamilton Heights High School, Lagos, Nigeria)
A top-ten recruit by All Star Girls Report coming in at No. 9, Balogun attended Hamilton Heights in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she helped lead the program to a 2017 USA National Prep School national championship. Hamilton Heights also claimed the 2017 National Association of Christian Athletes national championship and finished runners-up at the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Championship. She comes in as the No. 12 ranked recruit by Blue Star and No. 17 Prospect Nation having been named to the Dick’s National Girls All-Tournament team. During her time at Hamilton Heights, Balogun also picked up Run 4 the Roses Tournament MVP and Rhea County Christmas Tournament MVP honors.
Elizabeth Dixon — 6’5″, F (Ridgeway High School, Memphis, Tenn.)
The No. 13-ranked prospect by Blue Star, Dixon has earned several accolades. During the 2016-17 season, she was selected to be a part of the All USA 2nd Team by USA Today and the All-State team by the SCIAA. That same year, she also picked up all-district honors and was named to the all-tournament team. Dixon is ranked No. 19 by Prospect Nation and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 24 by All Star Girls Report.