East Aurora's Ryan Boatright and Newark's Kyle Anderson are among 43 Illinois high school senior boys named as candidates for this year's McDonald's All-American Game.
Geneva seniors Sammy Scofield and Kat Yelle are also being considered for the girls game.
The event, featuring a girls and boys doubleheader at the United Center on March 30th, will be televised on ESPN. Nearly 2,000 players, nationwide, are being considered for the teams.
Boatright, the University of Connecticut recruit and two-time Beacon-News Player of the Year, leads area scorers with a 31.4 average. Anderson, a University of Delaware recruit, headlines a Newark team that has made it to the Class 1A super-sectional each of the past two seasons.
McDonald's will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls during the 2011 selection show on ESPNU on Feb. 10th at 4:30 p.m.