The 2020-21 basketball season isn’t over, but the awards have already begun to roll in for Fort Bend County area basketball stars.
Five Fort Bend athletes were nominated for the 2021 McDonald’s All American Games: four girls and one boy.
The girls’ list included Foster’s Kaiya Wynn, Ridge Point’s Raven Adams and Aleighyah Fontenot and Tompkins’ Crystal Smith.
Wynn, a Tennessee commit, has averaged 29.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.3 steals, 3.7 assists and 1.2 blocks. Wynn even had a triple-double game against Lamar Consolidated with 28 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists, along with three blocks.
Fontenot averaged 23.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game; she has scored over 30 points in a game four times this season.
Adams is averaging 14.4 points, 6.3 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.6 rebounds per game; she has scored over 20 points in four games, including a final tune-up against Shadow Creek.
Smith led the Lady Falcons to an undefeated District 19-6A championship and a 68-37 bi-district win over Travis.
Elkins’ Joshua Fanuiel was one of only four Houston players on the boys’ list.
Fanuiel averaged 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 16 games this season with the Knights.
McDonald’s announces the nomination of more than 700 girls and boys high school basketball players Thursday across the country for the 44th annual McDonald’s All American Games teams. The final McDonald’s All American roster will be cut down to 48 players, named later this month. For the second year in a row, the in-person game has been canceled.
Texas received the most nominations with 87 overall, with the Houston area earning 23 nominations.