I'm off to McDonald's

Maryland signee Lexie Brown is eager to show off her game in Chicago. Ty Freeman

I’m leaving for Chicago! I am so excited I can't even put it into words. This has been a dream of mine since I have been a little girl, and now the McDonald's All American Games are only a couple days away!

The amount of hard work I have out into basketball thus far has definitely paid off. I have had a year I will never ever forget. Starting with Team USA and now coming full circle to the McDonald's game. To even be considered as one of the most elite basketball players in this entire country is an honor, and to be in the ranks with greats like Maya Moore and Candace Parker is an even bigger honor!

They have a super busy week planned for us, and I cannot wait. I don't think it has officially sunk in yet, but I'm pretty sure once the wheels hit Chicago it will be completely sunk in. I can't wait to see all my girls and make some more memories with them. This week is going to be one to remember!

Extra note: I am pretty sure that I will be competing in the 3-point contest, so tune in Monday night (9 ET, ESPNU)! And tune in Wednesday night (7 ET, ESPNU) for our game!