Three Gators named McDonald’s All-Americans

When the McDonald’s All-American teams were announced late Thursday evening, three future Gators found themselves invited to the most prestigious high school all-star game in the country.

Florida had two signees selected to the men’s team, with forward Chris Walker and guard Kasey Hill garnering selections. The Florida women’s team also had a signee elected to the game, as forward Ronni Williams will make the trip to Chicago.

Hill, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Montverde Academy, says he is happy to be a part of the team.

“I just thank God,” Hill said. “He has allowed me to get this far in my life.”

Walker and Hill mark the 14th and 15th players to sign with Florida as McDonald All-Americans under Billy Donovan and the first since Bradley Beal in 2011.

For Williams, she is the first woman from the Volusia-Flagler area  to be selected as a McDonald’s All-American, and she is thankful for the opportunity.

“God is good,” Williams said. “This was a blessing, hard work pays off and that’s exactly what it’s doing is paying off for me.”

Williams has been a force for Atlantic this season, and on Saturday she will take her team into the district championship game at 7 o’clock.

Both the men’s and women’s McDonald’s All-American games will be played on April 3rd in Chicago’s United Center.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.