Maumelle's Daughtery, others nominated as McDonald's All-Americans

Regional nominations for the prestigious McDonald's All-American basketball teams were announced and there's some familiar names on the lists.

Maumelle's Carl Daughtery Jr., who has signed with the University of Central Arkansas, was among the five Arkansans nominated from the Southeast Region.

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Maumelle High School has never had a player participate in the McDonald's All-American game but neither has North Little Rock and there's a total of three players nominated for the boys and girls teams.

Nick Smith Jr., who has signed with Arkansas and is a contender for national player of the year, and Kel'el Ware, who has signed with Oregon, were both nominated for the boys team.

Amauri Williams, who has signed with Vanderbilt and is one of four seniors at North Little Rock who will play in college next season, was nominated for the girls team.

The last player from central Arkansas who played in the McDonald's All-American game was Archie Goodwin, who played at Sylvan Hills, and then Kentucky before going to the NBA.

John Hutchcraft, who is now retired from Guy-Perkins, was also a McDonald's All-American coach.