Katie Collier’s story took another turn toward the improbable Thursday.
The Seattle Christian standout, who is averaging almost 15 points a game while fighting through acute promyelocytic leukemia, has been named to the 2012 McDonald’s All-American Game roster.
“I just feel so honored,” Collier said. “I think it’s unbelievable that I’m getting this opportunity. I really don’t feel like I’m that good of a player to be playing with all these amazing girls. I’m glad somebody thinks so.”
The 6-foot-3 post player was one of 24 senior girls basketball players picked to play in the game. The University of Washington-bound senior was the state’s only player, boys or girls, selected and becomes the first McDonald’s All-American headed to the Husky women’s program.
The game will be played March 28 at the United Center in Chicago.
I’m hoping to hear back from Collier later today. I talked to her yesterday, and that update is posted below on the blog.