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By Cam Smith, USA TODAY High School Sports February 13, 2017
Danielle Patterson is from Brooklyn, so you know when she says something meant a lot to her, she means it. Evidently receiving confirmation that she was a McDonald’s All American had a significant impact.
But getting named to the team and then getting your hands on the honorary jersey are two different things. Patterson had to wait a little bit longer after school was closed last week because of snow, but the McDonald’s Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance arrived Monday at Mary Louis Academy in Queens to honor her.
“It was great just being in a room filled with my entire support system — teachers, teammates, coaches and family,” she said. “It shows the hard work has paid off, and I’m blessed and grateful.”
The 6-3 Patterson, a Notre Dame signee, is ranked as the No. 10 player in the Class of 2017 by espnW HoopGurlz and has signed with Notre Dame.
“When I first started playing basketball, the main thing was to get a college scholarship,” she said. “As I grew older, I realized that being a McDonald’s All American was something else that I could add to my list. I started working even harder.”