Senior Addyson Brown is a McDonald’s All-American


Sophia Edmonson

On Jan. 24, senior Addyson Brown is chosen to play in the McDonald’s All-American games. Out of 722 nominees, Brown was selected to the team, where she will represent one of 12 girls in the west. “ (I’m mostly excited for) probably the game. I mean it’s 24 of the most competitive, talented players in the nation and we are all gonna be put on one court. To me that’s insane,” Brown said.

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Senior Addyson Brown has just been named a McDonald’s All-American.

Brown found out that she was selected for the game when her mother sent a picture of her name on the list, on ESPN, to her family group chat. 

After that, her phone blew up with people congratulating her. 

“Three or four years ago, I made up my mind, like I’m going to be on that team,” Brown said. 

Brown is currently averaging 20.2 points per game and 10.1 rebounds. So when she finally saw her hard work had paid off, she was beyond ecstatic. 

“I felt really good. This has been one of my long, long time dreams to make this team,” she said. “So when I saw it, it just kind of felt unreal. Honestly, it still doesn’t really seem real. I don’t know how to describe it, but it will definitely feel real when I’m there playing the game.”

Brown shared this moment with her team, who she thanks for helping her reach this accomplishment.

“We (the girls basketball team) had been talking about it for a while. I told them we made it and they went crazy,” she said. “That just kind of shows their attitude towards the team. They were able to just support me.” 

Junior Destiny Smith, a starter on the girls basketball team and who has known Brown for almost eight years, said that Brown definitely deserve the honor.

“I’ve always known she had it in her. She works harder than anyone I know,” Smith said. “ …  I’m proud of her and always will be, all her dreams are coming true. Nobody deserves this more than her. She always stays after, she comes in the morning, she does the little work nobody sees.”

Brown is excited to play in the competitive game against the nation’s best. She’s also thankful for her trainers, coaches and all the hard work that she has put in to reach the position that she’s in today, because it’s paying off. 

But she isn’t planning on letting up any time soon. 

“ … but now knowing that I reached that goal, it feels great and it makes me want to work harder honestly.” she said. “It reminds me that you get what you work for. So I feel like if I keep that mindset with me, especially going into college, I’ll be pretty successful.”