We move forward to our next Top 10 moment of the 2018-19 DFW sports year with No. 8.
Three From 9-6A Tabbed McDonald's All-Americans
Back in mid-January, more than 40 athletes from the DFW were nominated to be McDonald's All-Americans with 39 of those athletes coming from the girls' side.
This meant there would be a good chance that at least one player from the Metroplex would be selected to participate in the premier high school all-star basketball game.
Lo and behold, not only did the Metroplex have a representative, it would land five total. Of those five, three players from one district would make the cut.
District 9-6A this past season was staked with talent in girls basketball, and that was never more evident than when Nyah Green (Allen), Jordyn Oliver (Prosper) and Jaden Owens (Plano West) were all selected to the West team in the girls game - the other two players were on the boys side (Tyrese Maxey from South Garland and Samuell Williamson from Rockwall).
Each player had great careers and landed D1, Power 5 scholarships to continue their basketball careers with Green signed to Louisville, Oliver to Baylor and Owens to UCLA.
Combined, the three scored nine points and grabbed 11 boards in 44 minutes of play as the West team lost 83-68 to the East.
The three would end up sharing Co-MVP honors for District 9-6A.
Kennedi Smith came out of College Park High School as the District 16-6A MVP and a VYPE Fab 50 selection in 2016. With her accolades, surely all big-time school would have picked her up, right?
At 5-foot-8, the high majors took a pass due to her height. Her path took her to the northeast, where she landed in New Hampshire.
We caught up with the two-time American East All-Conference first-teamer while home for the summer. She gave the road map for future college volleyball players headed off to play college ball.