OAK BROOK, Ill. (Jan. 15, 2017) – The McDonald’s All American Games unveiled the official rosters for the 40th annual boys game and 16th annual girls game during today’s McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU. The nation’s premier high school basketball all-star event will take place March 29 at Chicago’s United Center.

The 2017 McDonald’s All American boys teams feature the country’s top talent hailing from 13 different states. The East Team includes Duke – bound Wendell Carter (Pace Academy – Atlanta, GA) and Mohamed Bamba (Westtown School – West Chester, PA). Other team members include Trevon Duval (IMG Academy – Bradenton, FL), Collin Sexton (Pebblebrook High School – Mableton, GA) and Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette High School – Chalmette, LA), the first committed Western Kentucky player to participate in the Games.

The West Team will be led by Arizona – bound DeAndre Ayton, pictured above, from (Hillcrest Prep – Phoenix, AZ) and Washington – bound Michael Porter Jr. (Nathan Hale High School – Seattle, WA). The two will also be joined by Gary Trent Jr. (Prolific Prep – Napa, CA), Brian Bowen (La Lumiere School – La Porte, IN) and Trae Young (Norman North High School – Norman, OK).

Of the 24 boys selected to be McDonald’s All Americans, seven have yet to make their college decisions. Of those who have decided, Kentucky has the most commitments with four, followed by Duke and UCLA with two each. The boys game begins at 6 p.m. CST March 29 and will be televised live on ESPN.

“The boys selected to the McDonald’s All American Games 2017 rosters represent the future of basketball,” said Morgan Wootten, Hall-of-Fame basketball coach and McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “We’re excited to see their talent on display in Chicago and look forward to following their respective careers.”

In addition to the 24 players selected, two prep coaches from Florida and Illinois were named coaches for the 2017 Games. Jim Martin of Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida will lead the boys East Team and Gary T. De Cesare of St. Rita’s High School in Chicago, Illinois will serve as head coach of the boys West Team.

This year’s teams were selected from more than 750 nominees by the McDonald’s All American Games selection committee, led by Coach Morgan Wootten.

Since 1978, nearly 1,300 players have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games. They form an elite group of some of the top names in basketball history, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and James Harden. Alumni include current college standouts Lonzo Ball of UCLA and Malik Monk of Kentucky.

Tickets for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games go on sale Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME (4263). Ticket prices start as low as $10, and are also available in a popular family four-pack which includes four tickets, four soft drinks and four hot dogs – all for $70. United Center parking is free the night of the Games.

The POWERADE® Jam Fest – featuring McDonald’s All American Games players in a three-point shootout, dunk contest, and shooting competition – will be held March 27. The competitions will air live at 7 p.m. CST on ESPN2.

With that in mind, here is a look at the rosters for the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game:

East Squad:
Player Hgt Class Pos Home (School) State – College Choice

Mohamed Bamba 6’11 PF West Chester (Westtown School) PA
Mitchell Robinson 6’11 C Chalmette (H.S.) LA – Western Kentucky
Nick Richards 6’11 C Elizabeth (The Patrick School)) NJ – Kentucky
Wendell Carter 6’9 C Atlanta (Pace Academy) GA – Duke
Kris Wilkes 6’9 WF Indianapolis (North Central) IN – UCLA
P.J. Washington 6’8 PF Henderson (Findlay) NV – Kentucky
Kevin Knox 6’8 WF Tampa (Catholic) FL
Jarred Vanderbilt 6’8 WF Houston (Victory Prep) TX – Kentucky
Lonnie Walker 6’5 2G Reading (H.S.) PA – Miami – FL
Trevon Duval 6’4 PG Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL
Collin Sexton 6’2 PG Mableton (Pebblebrook) GA – Alabama
Quade Green 6’1 PG Philadelphia (Neumann-Goretti) PA – Kentucky

West Squad:
Player Hgt Class Pos Home (School) State – College Choice

DeAndre Ayton 7’0 C Phoenix (Hillcrest) AZ – Arizona
Brandon McCoy 6’11 C San Diego (Cathedral Catholic) CA
Billy Preston 6’10 PF Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA – Kansas
Jaren Jackson 6’10 PF Indianapolis (Park Tudor) IN – Michigan State
Michael Porter 6’9 WF Seattle (Nathan Hale) WA – Washington
Brian Bowen 6’7 WF La Porte (La Lumiere) IN
Troy Brown 6’7 2G Las Vegas (Centennial) NV – Oregon
Charles O’Bannon 6’6 2G Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman) NV – USC
M.J. Walker 6’5 WF Jonesboro (H.S.) GA
Gary Trent 6’5 2G Apple Valley (H.S.) MN – Duke
Jaylen Hands 6’2 PG El Cajon (Foothills Christian) CA – UCLA
Trae Young 6’1 PG Norman (North) OK

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