High School: Jordan Jones

The girls McDonald’s All-American game was won by an East team free throw, 79-78, with 0.3 seconds remaining in the game, a disappointing finish for the three Dallas-area players on the West squad.

However, the West wouldn’t have had a chance at the win if it hadn’t been for Dallas-area home school star Moriah Jefferson.

With just under a minute remaining in the game, Jefferson hit a 3-pointer from the corner to bring the West within two. The West would tie it up on two free throws, but wouldn’t be able to fend off the East in the end.

Jefferson, a UConn commit, finished with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes. She shot 4-for-11 from the field and 2-for-4 from 3-point range.

Irving MacArthur’s Alexis Jones had a decent showing, showcasing her ability as a distributor in her 21 minutes of playing time with three quality assists in transition. Jones, a Duke commit, netted nine points and grabbed three rebounds while going 4-for-16 and 1-for-5 from behind the arc.

DeSoto’s Jordan Jones (Texas A&M) saw 11 minutes of time on the court and scored three points, grabbed one rebound and dished out three assists.

"It still doesn't feel real," Jones said of playing in the game. "A couple of years ago I was just an average player. It'll all probably hit me in a couple of days when I show everybody all my stuff."

Future Baylor Bear Alexis Prince (Orlando, Fla.) took home the game MVP honors with a 15-point, nine-rebound effort in Chicago.

Chris Hansen of ESPN HoopGurlz contributed to this report.

Five area stars in tonight's McDonald's games

March, 28, 2012
Five area basketball players will be in the national spotlight tonight at the McDonald's All-American games in Chicago.

Flower Mound Marcus' Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) and Arlington Grace Prep's Isaiah Austin (Baylor) are on the West team of the boys game, which tips off at 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and ESPN3.com.

Three area players are in the West team of the girls game, which starts at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU and ESPN3.com: home-schooler Moriah Jefferson (Connecticut) of Glenn Heights, Irving MacArthur's Alexis Jones (Duke) and DeSoto's Jordan Jones (Texas A&M).

ESPN.com's recruiting and high school experts will be holding a live chat during the game.

DeSoto's Jordan Jones proves she has skills

March, 27, 2012
DeSoto's Jordan Jones won the skills competition Monday night at the POWERADE Jam Fest in Chicago, part of the McDonald's All-American Game festivities.

Jones, a Texas A&M recruit, didn't just beat out the other girls in the event. She topped the score of the winner of the boys competition.

Find more here about the contest, which also included Irving MacArthur's Alexis Jones.

Five area prospects make McDonald's rosters

February, 9, 2012
The 2012 McDonald's All-American rosters were released Thursday, and five basketball stars will represent the area.

The girls' game will be at 6 p.m. CT March 28 at Chicago's United Center (ESPNU) and will include three area representatives:

Moriah Jefferson, PG (Glenn Heights, Texas)
Alexis Jones, PG, Irving MacArthur
Jordan Jones, PG, DeSoto

The boys follow with an 8:30 p.m. CT tip-off (ESPN), and the roster will count on a pair of D-FW prospects:

Isaiah Austin, C, Grace Prep
Marcus Smart, SG, FM Marcus

Area girls ranked 2-3 in HoopGurlz '12 top 100

May, 10, 2011
Home-schooled Moriah Jefferson of Glenn Heights and guard Alexis Jones, who led Irving MacArthur to the Class 5A girls basketball state championship, are ranked Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, in the initial ESPN HoopGurlz top 100 rankings for the Class of 2012.

Jones is the highest-ranked player yet to make a verbal commitment. The top two on the list, No. 1 Breanna Stewart and Jefferson, have committed to Connecticut.

DeSoto point guard Jordan Jones, who also remains uncommitted, is No. 15.

Other area players in the top 100 include No. 32 Chelsea Jennings of North Crowley, No. 37 Nicole Kornet of Argyle Liberty Christian and No. 93 Empress Davenport of Duncanville.

Check out the full top 100 here.