Multiple Fort Bend ISD basketball players were recently nominated for the 2021 McDonald’s All American teams.
Forward Joshua Fanuiel from the Elkins boys team as well as guards Raven Adams and Aleighyah Fontenot from the Ridge Point girls team were among more than 700 high school seniors from across the United States who were nominated for the annual honor. The final roster of 48 players will be named later this month, according to a news release from the McDonald’s All American Games.
The All American Games will not be played this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, those selected will be recognized during a virtual celebration.
“This decision was made in the interest of protecting the health and safety of student athletes, their families and event staff,” the organization said. “However, being named a McDonald's All American is about so much more than the game; it is a once in a lifetime achievement for high school seniors.”
Fontenot was the leading scorer for the Lady Panthers during the regular season at 23.3 points per game, a mark which led District 20-6A and ranked third in Texas’ Class 6A. Adams, a Texas State University commit, averaged 14.3 points per game along with 6.3 assists and almost four rebounds for the Lady Panthers, who lost in the area round last weekend.
Fanuiel is averaging 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this year for the Knights, who finished the regular season 15-1 overall and entered the playoffs as District 20-6A’s second seed.