Long Island Lutheran High School has landed three players from its girls basketball team and one member from its boys squad on the rosters for the prestigious 2024 McDonald’s All American Games in Houston.
USC commit Kayleigh Heckel; Notre Dame commit Kateryna Koval; and Syla Swords, who has committed to play at Michigan; are among just 24 girls selected from across the country to play in the Tuesday, April 2 event. It marks the first time in the history of the games that one girls team has seen three players selected in the same year.
Long Island Lutheran (LuHi) boys team member VJ Edgecombe, who has committed to play college ball at Baylor, was also picked for the games.
While the recognition is a testament to girls’ team trio’s individual talents, it also underscores the dominance of LuHi’s girls’ basketball program. A perennial powerhouse, led by 2023 Naismith National Coach of the Year Christina Raiti, LuHi (13-1) is now ranked No. 2 in the nation among high school teams.
The Crusaders’ three female players were selected from a pool of 729 nominees. LuHi’s lone defeat was a one-point loss to No. 1 Arbishop Mitty of San Jose, California.
The 2024 McDonald’s All American Games will showcase the best high school basketball talent in the country. The girls game will air live on ESPN2 at 6:30 p.m. on April 2. Following the girls’ showcase, the boys game takes center stage on ESPN at 9 p.m.
Below are the rosters for the teams competing in the two games.
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