Since 1978, more than 1,150 players have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games, forming an elite list of some of the top names in basketball history including, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, and Kevin Love.
Just last year, we all bore witness to some of today’s top college stars like Julius Randle, Joel Embiid, and Andrew Wiggins compete in the 2013 McDonald’s Game, with current University of Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon taking home the game’s MVP Award.
This past week, the committee announced the final and complete rosters for this year’s game to be held once again at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. on April 2nd, 2013 and will be televised live on ESPNU.
This year’s teams were selected from the field of more than 1,000 Nominees by the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee, led by committee chairman, Morgan Wootten, legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach.
Highlighting the field will be the nation’s top big men, Chicago natives Jahlil Okafor(Duke) on the East, going head-to-head against Cliff Alexander(Kansas) playing for the West.
Of the 24 boys selected to the team, Kentucky and Duke have the most commitments, each with four. Other players to watch out for include Tyler Ulis and Karl Towns Jr, both headed to Kentucky, the nation’s top ranked PG Emmanuel Mudiay, headed to SMU, and Arizona bound wing Stanley Johnson, and potentially the next Duke sharpshooter Grayson Allen.
Check out the entire 2014 McDonald’s All American Game Rosters………
Cliff Alexander, 6’9, PF, Curie HS(Chicago, Ill) – Committed To Kansas
James Blackmon Jr, 6’2, SG, Marian HS(Marian, Ill) – Committed To Indiana
Justin Jackson, 6’7, SF, Homeschool Christian(Tomball, TX) – Committed To UNC
Tyus Jones, 6’1, PG, Apple Valley HS(Apple Valley, MN) – Committed To Duke
Kevon Looney, 6’8, PF, Milwaukee Hamilton HS(Milwaukee, WI) – Committed To UCLA
Theo Pinson, 6’6, SF, Wesleyan Christian(Greensboro, NC) – Committed To UNC
D’Angelo Russell, 6’4, SG, Monteverde Academy(Louisville, KY) – Committed To Ohio State
Karl Towns Jr, 6’11, C, St Joseph’s HS(Metuchen, NJ) – Committed To Kentucky
Romelo Trumble, 6’2, PG, O’Connell HS(U. Marlboro, MD) – Committed To Maryland
Myles Turner, 6’11, C, Trinity HS(Bedford, TX) – Uncommitted
Isaiah Whitehead, 6’4, SG, Lincoln HS(Brooklyn, NY) – Committed To Seton Hall
Justice Winslow, 6’6, SF, St John’s HS(Houston, TX) – Committed To Duke
Grayson Allen, 6’4, SG, Providence School(Jacksonville, FL) – Committed To Duke
Joel Berry, 6’0, PG, Lake Highland Prep(Apopka, Fl) – Committed To UNC
Devin Booker, 6’5, SG, Moss Point HS(Moss Point, MS) – Committed To Kentucky
Stanley Johnson, 6’6, SF, Mater Dei HS(Fullerton, CA) – Committed To Arizona
Trey Lyles, 6’10, PF, Arsenal Tech(Indianapolis, IN) – Committed To Kentucky
Emmanuel Mudiay, 6’5, PG, Prime Prep(Dallas, TX) – Committed To SMU
Jahlil Okafor, 6’11, C, Whitney Young HS(Chicago, Ill) – Committed To Duke
Kelly Oubre, 6’7, SF, Findlay Prep(Richmond, TX) – Committed To Kansas
Reid Travis, 6’8, PF, De La Salle HS(Minneapolis, MN) – Committed To Stanford
Tyler Ulis, 5’9, PG, Marian Catholic HS(Matteson, Ill) – Committed To Kentucky
Rashad Vaughn, 6’6, SG, Findlay Prep(Golden Valley, MN) – Uncommitted
Thomas Welsh, 6’11, C, Loyola HS(Los Angeles, CA) – Committed To UCLA
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.