Tanagers’ Roche nominated for the 2007 McDonald’s All American basketball team

Tanagers' Roche nominated for the 2007 McDonald's All American basketball team
For excelling both on and off the basketball court, Annie Roche of Vermillion High School has been recognized as one of the finest basketball players in the country through her nomination to the sixth annual McDonald's All American High School Girls Basketball Team.

Roche is one of 1,000 female prep basketball standouts in the nation nominated by the McDonald's All American Basketball Team Selection Committee, a group of nationally prominent basketball experts. As a nominee, the 5 foot 7 inch point guard is being considered for one of the 24 positions on the final 2007 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Team that will compete in the game.

The McDonald's All American Girls Basketball Game will be played Wednesday, March 28 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY, with tip-off at 4:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN. Additionally, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the McDonald's All American Boys Game, which will also be played March 28 at the same location. The boys' game will be broadcast live on ESPN at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from both games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Ronald McDonald House program has provided a "home-away-from-home" for millions of family members of seriously ill children since its inception in 1974.

Roche is averaging 16.7 points per game, and recently surpassed 1,000 points in her career. She will continue her playing career next fall at USD. Her coach at VHS is Jamie Parish. Annie is the daughter of Mike and Laura Roche.

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