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Molina Nominated to McDonald’s All American Game

January 5, 2016, 2:05 PM HST
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Konawaena senior Chanelle Molina. File photo by Bobby Command.

Konawaena senior Chanelle Molina. File photo by Bobby Command.

Konawaena High School senior guard Chanelle Molina is one of 755 high school seniors from across the country hoping for a spot in the McDonald’s All American Games High School Girls Basketball Team.

Molina’s nomination represents the first time that a Konawaena High School girls basketball player has been nominated for the event.

“Chanelle represents the state of Hawai’i very well,” said Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa in a statement. “This nomination is not only great for our school, but for the entire state. She is helping put our kids on the map.”

The oldest of three sisters on the top-ranked Konawaena girls basketball squad, Chanelle Molina has already committed to play college basketball at Washington State University, following former Konawaena alums Lia Galdeira and Dawnyelle Awa.

One other girls basketball player in the state was nominated. Roosevelt High School senior Keala Quinlan is also up for nomination for the All American event. She is the first Roosevelt player to be nominated.

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A selection of high school coaches, athletic directors, principals, and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee are responsible for compiling the list of finalists. The committee will now narrow down the list to 24 girls and 24 boys by Jan. 17, when the teams will be announced on ESPNU during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show. Both the boys and girls games will be held at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. on March 30.

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