Two area standouts, Friends' Central forward Amile Jefferson and Prep Charter guard Kahleah Copper, have been been selected to play in the 2012 McDonald's All-American Game.

The contest, which has featured the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, is set for March 30 at Chicago's United Center.

The 6-foot-8 Jefferson, a five-star recruit who has yet to make a college commitment, is averaging 20.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game.

Jefferson is considering Duke, North Carolina State, Villanova, Kentucky, and Ohio State. He is expected to make his decision at the end of the season.

The 6-2 Copper, who is ticketed for Rutgers, has led the Huskies to a 20-3 record. She is averaging 20.4 points, 14.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.5 steals.

On Wednesday, in a Public League Class AAA quarterfinal versus Mastbaum, Copper posted 18 points and eight assists in an 88-21 romp over Mastbaum.

"The Prep Charter community is as proud as could be," Prep Charter coach Paul Reiser said. "The school is absolutely beaming."

Also tabbed to play for the East girls was 5-11 guard Brianna Butler, who starred at Penn Charter before transferring to Nazareth Regional, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jefferson is ranked by ESPN as the nation's 18th-best recruit; Copper is ranked No. 17; and Butler, a native of King of Prussia, is No. 13.

Copper will also play in the 2012 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Game, slated for March 31 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

-Rick O'Brien