Grandview's Michaela Onyenwere named McDonald's All-American

Grandview Ralston Valley girls basketball

(John Priest/

Grandview girls basketball's Michaela Onyenwere was named to the prestigious McDonald's All-American team on Sunday night.

Onyenwere, a senior who is committed to UCLA, is one of the best players to ever come through the state. She was the lone local player picked to the game on either the boys or the girls side this season, and becomes the sixth Colorado girl to ever be selected to the game.

This year's game is March 29 at the United Center in Chicago. The game, which starts at 3 p.m., will be on ESPN2.

A top-10 recruit nationally according to, Onyenwere is averaging 15.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 3.1 assists this season. She has been named a first-team all-state player in Class 5A each of her first three seasons with the Wolves, including selection as 5A player of the year last season.

In 87 career games, Onyenwere is averaging 21.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. At the end of last season, she already had 15 separate entries into the state record book, including the most points ever scored by a freshman. She also has a good chance to finish in the top-5 in career scoring and career rebounds in Colorado.

As a sophomore, Onyenwere tied the record for points in a state tournament game with 43.

Onyenwere follows Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook, who was selected to the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game. Others selected include ThunderRidge's Abby Waner (2005), Heritage's Cissy Pierce (2004), Highlands Ranch's Elizabeth Sherwood (2003), and Highlands Ranch's Ann Strother (2002).

Ralston Valley's Ashley Van Sickle was the other Colorado girl nominated for the McDonald's All-American team this season.

On the boys side, George Washington's Calvin Fugett and Sand Creek's D'Shawn Schwartz were nominated.