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Ventura County high school student follows in the footsteps of LeBron James and Michael Jordan

Caroline Feraday
Gabriela Jaquez from Camarillo High School was selected as one of just 48 players from more than 760 nominees across the country for a national basketball event.

A high school student from Camarillo is one of just 48 players nationally to be selected to showcase her basketball skills in a national tournament.

Camarillo High School student Gabriela Jaquez has been selected from more than 760 nominees to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James and many more at the McDonalds All American Games.

She had her jersey dedicated today at the school, and told KCLU that it’s an honor to represent Camarillo later this month in Chicago.

"Being a local kid, I'm very happy that I have the support of my community," she said.

For 45 years, the McDonald’s All American Games have been a proving ground some of the nation’s best hoopers to show off their skills on the national stage.

And in 2022, a new generation is set to make their mark as the top 48 girls and boys high school basketball players are set to go head-to-head in Chicago on March 29.