Roster for McDonald’s All-American Games is Announced


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McDonald’s® unveiled the official rosters for the 34th annual McDonald’s All American Boys Game and 10th annual Girls Game during its annual selection show today on ESPNU. The Games will be played on March 30 at the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill.

The full rosters are available at www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com. Boys roster follows below.

Four schools (North Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse and Ohio State) boast two All-Americans, Kentucky leads the way as the only University to land four. Duke landed three.

The 2011 McDonald’s All American Boys Team features consensus No. 1 prospect Austin Rivers (Winter Park High School – Winter Park, Fla.), son of 1980 McDonald’s All American “Doc” Rivers.

The pair represents only the second father/son duo in the event’s history behind Milt Wagner (1981) and son Dajuan Wagner (2001). Chicagoland Boys selections include Anthony Davis (Perspectives Charter School), Wayne
Blackshear (Morgan Park High School) and Branden Dawson (Lew Wallace High School – Gary, Ind.).

They will take the court with Cody Zeller (Washington High School – Washington, Ind.), the third Zeller to be named
a McDonald’s All American, following brothers Luke (2005) and Tyler (2008). In addition, Marshall Plumlee
(Christ School – Arden, N.C.), follows brother Mason who played in 2009. Canadian-born Myck Kabongo
traces the footsteps of former Findlay Prep teammates and 2010 McDonald’s All Americans, Tristan
Thompson and Cory Joseph.

The Boys Game tip-offs at 9:00 p.m. CT March 30, broadcasting live on ESPN. The 2011 McDonald’s All American Girls Team boasts exceptional East and West rosters, including Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei High School – Santa Ana, Calif.), the No. 1 female prospect in the 2011 class.

Also suiting-up for the Girls Team will be local standout Ariel Massengale (Bolingbrook High School – Bolingbrook, Ill.), Elizabeth Williams (Princess Anne High School – Virginia Beach, Va.), Cierra Burdick (Butler High School – Matthews N.C.) and Krystal Forthan (Georgetown High School – Georgetown, Texas). The Girls Game begins at 6:30 p.m. CT March 30, and will broadcast live on ESPNU.

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2011 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team

Boys Alphabetical Roster

EAST TEAM

No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
32 Brad Beal G 6-5 200 Chaminade College Prep, MO (St. Louis, MO) Florida
21 Chane Behanan F 6-7 235 Bowling Green, KY (Bowling Green, KY) Louisville
22 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope G 6-5 190 Greenville, GA (Greenville, GA) Georgia
5 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-5 175 St. Andrew’s, RI (Barrington, RI) Syracuse
25 Rakeem Christmas F 6-10 235 Academy of the New Church, PA (Bryn Athyn, PA) Syracuse
2 Quinn Cook G 6-0 180 Oak Hill Academy, VA (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Duke
14 Michael Gilchrist F 6-7 220 St. Patrick, NJ (Elizabeth, NJ) Kentucky
15 P.J. Hairston G/F 6-6 217 Hargrave Military Academy, VA (Chatham, VA) North Carolina
44 James McAdoo F 6-8 225 Norfolk Christian, VA (Norfolk, VA) North Carolina
11 Johnny O’Bryant III C 6-10 260 Eastside, MS (Cleveland, MS) LSU
40 Marshall Plumlee F/C 6-10 220 Christ School, NC (Arden, NC) Duke
3 Shannon Scott G 6-2 150 Milton, GA (Alpharetta, GA) Ohio State
Head Coach: Bob Cimino, Mt. Vernon, NY (Mt. Vernon High School)
Asst. Coach: Brian Pritchett, Mt. Vernon, NY (Mt. Vernon High School)

WEST TEAM

No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
24 Khem Birch F/C 6-9 205 Notre Dame Prep, MA (Fitchburg, MA) Pittsburgh
21 Wayne Blackshear G/F 6-5 220 Morgan Park, IL (Chicago, IL) Louisville
32 Anthony Davis F/C 6-9 205 Perspectives Charter, IL (Chicago, IL) Kentucky
22 Branden Dawson G/F 6-5 225 Lew Wallace, IN (Gary, IN) Michigan State
12 Myck Kabongo G 6-1 175 Findlay Prep, NV (Henderson, NV) Texas
2 LeBryan Nash F 6-7 225 Lincoln, TX (Dallas, TX) Oklahoma State
25 Austin Rivers G 6-3 200 Winter Park, FL (Winter Park, FL) Duke
30 Marquis Teague G 6-1 175 Pike, IN (Indianapolis, IN) Kentucky
4 Adonis Thomas G/F 6-7 220 Melrose, TN (Memphis, TN) Memphis
1 Amir Williams C 6-10 235 Detroit Country Day, MI (Beverly Hills, MI) Ohio State
14 Kyle Wiltjer F 6-10 225 Jesuit, OR (Portland, OR) Kentucky
40 Cody Zeller F 6-10 215 Washington, IN (Washington, IN) Indiana
Head Coach: Gene Pingatore, Westchester, IL. (St. Joseph High School)
Asst. Coach: Bill Riley, Westchester, IL. (St. Joseph High School)
Asst. Coach: Daryl Thomas, Westchester, IL. (St. Joseph High School)

Comments

  1. 5 schools (Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse and Ohio State) boast two All-Americans, Kentucky leads the way as the only University to land three.

    Rivers, Cook, Plumlee= three for Duke.

  2. paulmbanks says:

    you’re right! my bad

  3. Davis, Gilchrist, Teague and Wiltjer = 4 for Kentucky.

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