Notre Dame women's hoops recruits Nixon, Gilbert named McDonald's All-Americans

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It’s a tradition with no end in sight for Notre Dame women’s basketball, and coach Muffet McGraw is loving it.

On Tuesday, two signed Irish recruits were named to the 2018 McDonald’s All-American girls basketball team and will face each other in the girls/boys double-header in Atlanta on March 28.

Jordan Nixon, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Mary Louis Academy in New York City, will suit up for the East team, while Katlyn Gilbert, a 5-10 point guard from Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis will play for the West.

The girls game tips off at 5 p.m. EDT at Phillips Arena on March 28 on ESPN2, with the boys game to follow at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Nixon and Gilbert are the 19th and 20th Notre Dame players selected to play in the game, dating back to the inaugural girls game in 2002. Current Irish freshman Danielle Patterson, a high school teammate of Nixon’s, represented ND in last year’s game.

Future Notre Dame point guard Jordan Nixon, picture, on Tuesday made the McDonald's All-American team as did fellow Irish recruit Katlyn Gilbert. (Photo courtesy iExcel)
Notre Dame's Kevin Stepherson (29) runs in a touchdown during the Notre Dame-Navy game, Nov. 18 at Notre Dame Stadium. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)