RICHMOND, Va. - Three early signees for VCU Women's Basketball have been named McDonald's All American Games Nominees.
Madison Hattix-Covington (Killeen, Texas/Ellison), Tera Reed (New Zealand/Life Center Academy (N.J.) and Taya Robinson (Richmond, Va./Huguenot) were all named to the nominees list.
The final rosters for the 24 girls and 24 boys selected for the games will be announced on Jan. 15 during a selection show on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played on March 29 in Chicago, Ill. at the United Center.
Hattix-Covington is ranked the No. 37 player in the country at her position by ESPN.com. She has been named to the District 12-6A First Team All-District every year of high school. Hattix-Covington earned Coaches' 6A All-Region II First Team honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. She averaged 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 4.0 blocks per game in 2015-16.
Reed played the 2015-16 season for Life Center Academy where she averaged 16.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while serving as team captain. She also played for New Zealand National Age Group teams. In 2012, she played for the U16 team at Australian State Champs. In 2013, she played for the U17 team in the FIBA U17 Oceania World Qualifiers and is co-captain of 2016 U18 team who will compete in the FIBA Oceania U18 Qualifiers in Fiji in Dec 2016.
Robinson averaged 30.0 points per game to go along with 4.2 assists and 10 rebounds as she was named to the VHSL 4A All-State Second Team. She was also named to the 4A East All-Region Squad and First Team All-Conference 20 in 2015-16. She's also been named a RTD Scholar Athlete of the Month and a RPS Scholar Athlete numerous times. In 2014-15 she was named the Conference 26 Player of the Year, a 3A East All-Region Player of the Year and First Team 3A All-State.