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February 18, 2009
2009 McDonald's All-Americans
The official list is out for the 32nd annual McDonalds All-American Game and NYCHoops.net has got it. This years list has 1 player from New York and 2 from New Jersey
OAK BROOK, Ill. (February 18, 2009) - McDonald's and the All American Basketball Games selection committee unveiled the 24 members of the 32nd Boys Game and 24 members of the eighth annual Girls Game on the ESPNU Selection Show today. The Games will be played on April 1 at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla.
This year, 48 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High, is chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who has been involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, serves as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee.
Since 1977, more than 850 players have competed in the McDonald's All American Games, forming an elite list that reads like a "Who's Who" in basketball history. McDonald's All American athletes include NBA greats Alonzo Mourning (retired), Magic Johnson (retired), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), as well as WNBA star Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) and women's NCAA stars Tina Charles (Connecticut) and Maya Moore (Connecticut).
Tickets to the Games and POWERade® Jam Fest are available through Ticketmaster online by clicking here (Games) and here (Jam Fest), and by phone, (866) 909-GAME. POWERade Jam Fest will be held at the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus on March 30, 2009. The qualifying competition will begin at 7 p.m. ET and the finals will air live for the first time ever at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
No. Name Pos. Hgt./Wgt . High School, State (Hometown) College
13. Kenny Boynton, Jr. G 6-3/190 American Heritage School, FL (Pompano Beach, FL)
32. Dominic Cheek G 6-6/185 St. Anthony High School, NJ (Jersey City, NJ)
15 DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11/265 LeFlore Magnet High School, AL (Mobile, AL)
34. Derrick Favors F 6-9/235 South Atlanta High School, GA (Atlanta, GA)
24. Milton Jennings F 6-9/215 Pinewood Preparatory School, SC (Cottageville, SC)
4. Ryan Kelly F 6-10/217 Ravenscroft School, NC (Raleigh, NC)
33. Alex Oriakhi C 6-9/240 Tilton School, NH (Lowell, MA)
30. Peyton Siva G 6-0/175 Franklin High School, WA (Seattle, WA)
1. Lance Stephenson F 6-6/220 Abraham Lincoln High School, NY (Brooklyn, NY)
7. Dexter Strickland G 6-3/180 St. Patrick High School, NJ (Rahway, NJ)
11. Dante Taylor F 6-9/230 National Christian Academy, MD (West Chester, NY)
2. Maalik Wayns G 6-1/185 Roman Catholic High School, PA (Philadelphia, PA)
Co-Head Coach Darryl Burrows, Dillard High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Co-Head Coach Mark Lieberman, Monsignor Edward Pace High School (Miami Gardens, FL)
Assistant Coach Derek Heard, Pasco High School (Dade City, FL)
No. Name Pos. Hgt./Wgt. High School, State (Hometown) College
11. Avery Bradley, Jr. G 6-3/180 Findlay College Prep, NV (Puyallup, WA)
3. Abdul Gaddy, Jr. G 6-3/183 Bellarmine Preparatory School, WA (Tacoma, WA)
31. Keith Gallon C 6-9/293 Oak Hill Academy, VA (Huffman, TX)
13. Xavier Henry G 6-6/225 Putnam City High School, OK (Oklahoma City, OK)
22. John Henson F 6-10/200 Sickles High School, FL (Odessa, FL)
33. Wally Judge F 6-9/230 Arlington Country Day School, FL (Landover, MD)
5. Tommy Mason-Griffin G 5-11/192 James Madison High School, TX (Houston, TX)
32. Mason Plumlee F 6-11/220 Christ School, NC (Winona Lake, IN)
1. Renardo Sidney, Jr. C 6-10/250 Fairfax High School, CA (Los Angeles, CA)
21. Michael Snaer G 6-5/200 Rancho Verde High School, CA (Moreno Valley, CA)
12. David Wear F 6-10/225 Mater Dei High School, CA (Huntington Beach, CA)
24. Travis Wear F 6-10/230 Mater Dei High School, CA (Huntington Beach, CA)
Head Coach Pat Clatchey, Mount St. Joseph High School (Baltimore, MD)
Assistant Coach Brett Davis, Mount St. Joseph High School (Baltimore, MD)
Assistant Coach Doug Nicholas, Mount St. Joseph High School (Baltimore, MD)
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