Six current California high school athletes, another with California connections and a segment on the best high school football dynasty possibly in U.S. history - take a wild guess which school that is -- are among the highlights of this year's one-hour EA SPORTS All-American TV Show.
Fans in the state's two largest media market can check out the program or set their recorders for the next several weekends. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the show will air on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. on KGO Channel 7, the ABC affiliate. In the greater Los Angeles area, the show airs on Saturday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. on KABC Channel 7, which also is an ABC affiliate. The show has already been seen in some other areas of the state, including Sacramento and San Diego.
Hosts for this year's EA SPORTS All-American Show are Todd Harris, well-known for his work on ABC's college football broadcasts, and Kirk Morrison, who is a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders and hails from California's own Bishop O'Dowd High of Oakland.
Athletes who already have been selected as EA SPORTS All-Americans in football, boys basketball and girls basketball are featured in 35-second segments sandwiched around longer features. And while EA SPORTS All-American teams are still to be picked in several other sports, athletes from those sports also are highlighted as well. Harris and Morrison taped their intros and conducted other interviews in early April at the University of Miami NIKE Football Training Camp.
California's two recently-named Mr. Basketball and Ms. Basketball honorees, Jrue Holiday from Campbell Hall of North Hollywood and Jasmine Dixon from Poly of Long Beach, are both featured and interviewed during the program.
Other California athletes profiled are football lineman Tyron Smith from Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley, girls basketball standout Jazmine Jackson from national No. 1 Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, baseball outfielder Aaron Hicks from Wilson of Long Beach and girls soccer phenom Teresa Noyola of Palo Alto.
In addition, a special feature on high school dynasties starts off with the De La Salle of Concord football program while another prominent feature is presented on EA SPORTS National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Brandon Jennings of Virginia's Oak Hill Academy, who started out at Dominguez of Compton.
Three non-California segments in the show worth mentioning are on the national No. 1 Miami Northwestern football team, the golfing niece of Tiger Woods (Cheyenne) from Arizona and the making of an EA SPORTS game cover with Darren McFadden (now of the Oakland Raiders).
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