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McDonald's All-American basketball game nominees

Longwood's Kiersten West shoots a free throw against

Longwood's Kiersten West shoots a free throw against Copiague in the Suffolk girls basketball game. (Dec. 11, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The list of basketball players nominated to play in the annual McDonald's All-American games was announced on Tuesday. Of the 984 nominees, 12 hail from Long Island.

The final rosters of 24 boys and 24 girls will be announced during a selection show on ESPNU at 6 p.m. on January 29.

The games will be held on April 2 at the United Center in Chicago and televised live on ESPNU.

The Long Island nominees are:

- Aaren Demead, Deer Park

- Candace Belvedere, Kellenberg

- Chastity Taylor, St. Anthony’s

- Cherise Wilson, St. Anthony’s

- Femi Olujobi, Brentwood

- Katie Doherty, Sachem East

- Kiersten West, Longwood (pictured)

- Kobie Eubanks, Our Saviour New American

- Makeda Nicholas, North Babylon

- Mike Nzei, Our Saviour New American

- Tamara Simpson, Portledge School

- Terry Harris, Half Hollow Hills West

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