Rosters for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Sunday and the game is headlined by Kentucky (four) having the most committed prospects in the game. Duke, Michigan State and UCLA also have two All-Americans each while four players are still undecided after eight players entered the 2015 game uncommitted.
Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Gonzaga, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington all have one McDonald’s All-American each.
The 39th McDonald’s All-American game is scheduled for March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.
Here are the rosters for the East and West:
Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, 6-foot-10, High Point Christian (High Point, NC) — committed to Kentucky
Udoka Azubuike, 6-foot-11, The Potter’s House Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL) — undecided
Tony Bradley, 6-foot-11, Bartow High School (Roselle, NJ) — committed to North Carolina
Miles Bridges, 6-foot-6, Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) — committed to Michigan State
Terrance Ferguson, 6-foot-5, Advanced Preparatory International (Dallas, TX) — committed to Alabama
De’Aaron Fox, 6-foot-3, Cypress Lakes High School (Katy, TX) — committed to Kentucky
Markelle Fultz, 6-foot-4, DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, MD) — committed to Washington
Andrew Jones, 6-foot-4, MacArthur High School (Irving, TX) — committed to Texas
Sacha Killeya-Jones, 6-foot-11, Virginia Epsiscopal School (Lynchburg, VA) — committed to Kentucky
V.J. King, 6-foot-7, Paul VI Catholic High School (Fairfax, VA) — committed to Louisville
Kobi Simmons, 6-foot-5, St. Francis High School (Alpharetta, GA) — committed to Arizona
Jayson Tatum, 6-foot-9, Chaminade College Prep (St. Louis, MO) — committed to Duke
Jarrett Allen, 6-foot-10, St. Stephens Episcopal School (Austin, TX) — undecided
Lonzo Ball, 6-foot-6, Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills, CA) — committed to UCLA
Marques Bolden, 6-foot-10, DeSoto High School (DeSoto, TX) — undecided
Zach Collins, 6-foot-10, Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV) — committed to Gonzaga
Alterique Gilbert, 6-foot-1, Miller Grove High School (Lithonia, GA) — committed to UConn
Kyle Guy, 6-foot-2, Lawrence Central High School (Indianapolis, IN) — committed to Virginia
Dewan Huell, 6-foot-9, Miami Norland Senior High School (Miami, FL) — committed to Miami
Frank Jackson, 6-foot-4, Lone Peak High School (Highland, UT) — committed to Duke
Josh Jackson, 6-foot-7, Prolific Prep (Windsor, CA) — undecided
Josh Langford, 6-foot-5, Madison Academy (Madison, AL) — committed to Michigan State
T.J. Leaf, 6-foot-9, Foothills Christian High School (El Cajon, CA) — committed to UCLA
Malik Monk, 6-foot-3, Bentonville High School (Bentonville, AR) — committed to Kentucky
With potential No. 1 prospect Harry Giles sitting out his senior season with a torn ACL (and a handful of top prospects being ineligible for the game) this year’s McDonald’s All-American game has some surprising inclusions.
Along with Giles, five-star point guard Dennis Smith is already enrolled early at N.C. State while Thon Maker, Rawle Alkins, Jonathan Isaac, Omari Spellman and Wenyen Gabriel were all five-star prospects who were not eligible for the McDonald’s All-American game.
That allowed for some open spots and guys like Zach Collins, Kyle Guy, Alterique Gilbert and Andrew Jones — four-star prospects entering the 2015-16 season — took advantage with good summers and senior seasons.
The biggest snubs who were nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game and didn’t make the final roster include Michigan State commit Cassius Winston, Syracuse pledge Tyus Battle, Auburn commit Mustapha Heron and Mississippi State recruit Mario Kegler.
The rosters for this year’s McDonald’s game are rather intriguing because we get to see some high-profile matchups. Potential No. 1 players in the class like Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson are on opposite teams while each team also has very talented guards. The East has De’Aaron Fox, Kobi Simmons, Markelle Fultz and Andrew Jones going against the West’s talented perimeter group that includes Malik Monk, Lonzo Ball, Frank Jackson and Josh Langford.
Big men battles should also be fun to keep track of. Kentucky’s two future big men, Bam Adebayo and Sacha Killeya-Jones, and North Carolina center Tony Bradley get to face uncommitted big men Jarrett Allen and Marques Bolden as well as Dewan Huell and T.J. Leaf.
Texas is the state with the most McDonald’s All-Americans this year with five while Florida has three and California, Georgia and Virginia each have two. Although both players are playing at out-of-state prep schools, Michigan also has two McDonald’s All-Americans with Miles Bridges and Josh Jackson.
This McDonald’s All-American game is also notable because the ACC, SEC and Pac-12 are the only conferences with multiple programs with selections. Only Michigan State (Big Ten) and Texas (Big 12) represent their respective conferences while the Big East was completely shut out of the proceedings.
Conference breakdown of McDonald’s All-Americans
Big Ten: 2
Big 12: 1