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Thursday / February 22.
  • Who made the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game?

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    The McDonald’s All-American Game selections are out for the March 28 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena. Kansas and Duke each have three signees selected for the game.

    For Duke, commits R.J. BarrettCameron Reddish, and Tre Jones were selected, bringing Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s total of McDonald’s All-Americans to 67, the most all-time by a coach.

    Kansas has three commits in Quentin Grimes, Devon Dotson, and David McCormack, who were selected for the game. Kansas is also in the running for Romeo Langford, who has a final three of Kansas, Indiana, and Vanderbilt.

    Kentucky has two commits selected to the game with Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson.

    Kentucky has signed 64 McDonald’s All Americans since the team began in 1977, including current Wildcats Sacha Killeya-Jones (2016), Quade Green, (2017), Kevin Knox (2017), Nick Richards (2017), Jarred Vanderbilt (2017) and PJ Washington (2017).

    Kansas, Kentucky, and Duke are all in the running for Zion Williamson, who was selected to the game. Williamson is set to make his college decision on Saturday.

    This year’s game will feature two Canadians in Duke commit R.J. Barrett, and Vanderbilt commit Simi Shittu. For the first time ever, there will also be three players from the state of New Jersey in LSU commit Naz Reid, Oregon commit Louis King and uncommitted point guard Jahvon Quinerly. King and Quinerly both play for Hudson Catholic. Uncommitted center Moses Brown is the only player selected to come from New York.

    “It’s a dream come true,” said LSU commit Naz Reid. He is first Roselle Catholic player in the game since Isaiah Briscoe in 2015 and the only LSU commit selected for this year’s game.

    “I’m so happy for Naz to have received this honor,” said Roselle Catholic head coach Dave Boff.  “It was a goal of his to be a McDonald’s All American and he worked hard to get it. The entire Roselle Catholic family is thrilled to see him reach this goal.”

    “To have three kids in the game from NJ is great for our state. The programs here take great pride in being a state that produces great players so I think this is something we can all be proud of.”

    Reid, Quinerly, and King all played together on the Under Armour Circuit with Sports U.

    “Man, what a great day for Naz, Jahvon, and Louis. Great day for Sports U Basketball,” said Sports U CEO and President Brian Coleman. “Very proud of these three young men. They’ve worked extremely hard for this honor. I’m ultra proud to be able to say I’ve had the pleasure of coaching these three young men since the 6th grade. Bright future for all of them.”

    Last September, the USA Today reported that the McDonald’s All-American Game will move from Chicago to Atlanta. Chicago has hosted the Games the past seven years. Atlanta previously hosted the Games in 1983 and 1992.

    The game will take place March 28 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

    EAST TEAM

    Name Pos. Ht./Wt. School College
    RJ Barrett SF 6-7/200 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) Duke
    Romeo Langford SG 6-5/191 New Albany Senior (New Albany, Ind.) Uncommitted
    David McCormack C 6-9/255 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) Kansas
    Moses Brown C 7-0/210 Archbishop Molloy (Queens, NY ) Uncommitted
    Nazreon Reid PF 6-9/220 Roselle Catholic (Roselle, NJ) LSU
    Jalen Smith PF 6-10/195 Mount Saint Joseph High School (Baltimore, MD) Maryland
    Darius Garland PG 6-1/170 Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN) Vanderbilt
    Coby White CG 6-5/170 Greenfield School (Goldsboro, NC) North Carolina
    EJ Montgomery PF 6-10/200 Wheeler High School (Marietta, GA) Uncommitted
    Louis King SF 6-8/195 Hudson Catholic High School (Jersey City, NJ) Oregon
    Immanuel Quickley PG 6-3/175 John Carroll School (Bel Air, MD) Kentucky
    Zion Williamson PF 6-6/275 Spartanburg Day School (Spartanburg, SC) Uncommitted
    WEST TEAM

    Name Pos. Ht./Wt. School College
    Darius Bazley SF 6-9/200 Princeton High School (Cincinnati, OH) Syracuse
    Quentin Grimes CG 6-5/200 The Woodlands College Park (Woodlands, TX) Kansas
    Reggie Perry PF 6-9/200 Thomasville High School (Thomasville, GA) Mississippi State
    Bol Bol C 7-1/225 Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) Oregon
    Keldon Johnson SG 6-6/216 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Kentucky
    Jahvon Quinerly PG 6-0/170 Hudson Catholic High School (Jersey City, NJ) Uncommitted
    Jordan Brown PF 6-10/195 Prolific Prep (Napa, CA) Uncommitted
    Tre Jones PG 6-2/175 Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, MN) Duke
    Cameron Reddish SF 6-7/211 Westtown School (Westchester, PA) Duke
    Devon Dotson  PG 6-2/180 Providence Day School (Charlotte, NC) Kansas
    Nassir Little  SF 6-7/205 Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, FL) North Carolina
    Simi Shittu  PF 6-9/220 Vermont Academy (Saxtons River, VT) Vanderbilt
     

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