CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Kymora “Mo” Johnson, who signed a national letter of intent to join the Virginia women’s basketball team as a freshman for the 2023-24 season, has been selected to play in the 2023 McDonald’s High School All-American game, as announced Tuesday (Jan. 24) by the game’s selection committee.
Johnson, a Charlottesville native and a senior at St. Anne’s-Belfield, is the No. 24 recruit on the espnW 2023 HoopGurlz recruiting rankings. The 5-8 point guard was named the 2022 Gatorade Virginia State Player of the Year. This season, she is averaging 21.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.7 steals per game for the Saints.
The Cavaliers have two McDonald’s All-Americans on the team in Mir McLean (2020) and Sam Brunelle (2019). UVA has only had two other McDonald’s All-Americans in the program’s history, Monica Wright (2006) and China Crosby (2009).
The McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Game features the top 24 boy and 24 girl players from high schools throughout the United States and sets itself apart from other comparable events in that players are selected based on a systematic voting process. The Selection Committee, led by Director Terri Lynn Wootten and committee chair Joe Wootten, is composed of basketball experts from across the country who review prospect’s fundamental talents and athleticism in the committee’s effort to identify to the top 48. The following elements are taken into serious consideration when selecting a McDonald’s All-American: athletic achievement, fundamental skill level and athleticism, and player’s accolades.
This year, 722 girls and boys basketball players were nominated for the 48 roster spots (24 boys and 24 girls).
The 2023 McDonald’s All-American Girls Game will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Tex. The game will air at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2 with the boys’ game set to tip at 9 p.m.