Pierre was named to the West squad. She will play with the 23 other top female high school basketball players in the country. She averages 9.2 rebounds, 4.7 steals, 5.5 assists per game, to go with 11 points per game for John Muir High. She also had 58 blocked shots last season, helping to secure her invitation to attend the 2008 Nike Regional Skills Academy. She is ranked No. 22 by ESPN HoopGurlz and is the No. 3 rated point guard by ESPN HoopGurlz. "I am proud to see a talented athlete from the San Gabriel Valley representing the West Squad at the 2009 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game," said Ti Chang President, McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC) and local McDonald's owner/operator.
The Girls Game will be played as a part of a double header with the 32nd Anniversary of the McDonald's All American Boys Game. The games will take place on Wednesday, April 1 at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla. The girls game tips off at 5:30 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on ESPNU, while the boys game starts at 8:00 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN.
Every athlete who participates in the McDonald's All American Games visits the host city's local Ronald McDonald House Charities® chapter. Proceeds from the 2009 Games will benefit RMHC of South Florida. Millions of dollars have been raised since the game was first played in 1978.
McDonald's All American alumni include Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) who made history at the 2004 McDonald's All American Games when she became the first woman to win the slam dunk contest at the POWERade® Jam Fest. Former and current NBA superstars include Alonzo Mourning, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
MOASC is comprised of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.