McDonald’s All American Selection Committee
Joey Simmons, founder of the Texas Elite adidas Basketball, has been on the McDonald’s selection committee for 6 years. Each year, McDonald’s selects 24 boys and 24 girls to play in the prestigious McDonald’s All American game. Players from each state are selected to be nominated for the team and then 100 players are chosen by the McDonalds board from the list of players from each state. Those 100 players are then sent to the selection committee that selects the top 50, then the top 40, then the final 24 players.
First Texas Elite McDonald’s All American
The Texas Elite adidas program had its first McDonald’s All American since the program began in 2012. Natalie played high school basketball for Plano West High School and played summer select basketball for the Texas Elite adidas Prime that was coached by Joey Simmons. The 2015 Texas Elite adidas Prime team won the Premier Basketball Super 64 Nationals and the Adidas Uprising Nationals. The team won every game in the month of July by double digits. Natalie played at Baylor and UCLA during her college career.