Her list of accomplishments already went through the roof at Hilton Head Christian Academy, but Dior Shelton landed her biggest individual accolade yet Thursday.
The senior hoops star was nominated for the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game, joining a list of more than 700 outstanding high school basketball players in the country.
One of the greatest to ever play at HHCA, Shelton put together a monster senior campaign, scoring points in bunches with her tremendous athleticism and shot while using her strength to dominate the glass. The Eagle standout is a threat to score from all areas on the court and can defend any local talent put up against her.
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A two-time SCISA state champion, Shelton crossed the 1,000-point threshold back on Jan. 19, becoming just the fifth player in program history to accomplish the feat. She’s led the Eagles to an incredible four straight undefeated region titles and will begin her quest for a three-peat on Friday, as HHCA faces The King’s Academy in a first-round matchup.
“I worked really hard for this accomplishment, and it means a lot to be nominated,” Shelton said. “I am really proud of myself and I’m thankful that my parents pushed me to where I am now.”
The committee will select 48 nominees to fill the McDonald’s All-American roster later this month. For the second straight year, the all-star games were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Wes Kerr