The nominations list for the McDonald’s All-American Game roster was announced today. The game will take place on April 3rd in at the United Center in Chicago.
According to the press release today, we will know the final roster in just less than a month.
The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten released a statement. Wootten is the McDonald’s All American Games Selection
“This list of McDonald’s All American Games Nominees represents the finest prep talent in the country, and we are privileged to acknowledge them for their career success on the court, in the classroom and in the community. Today we celebrate these young players, and we look forward to selecting the final team next month.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale this Saturday at 12 p.m. Eastern.
Kentucky signees Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Derek Willis and James Young have all been nominated for the boys’ game.
On the girls’ side, Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin‐Rogers and Linnae Harper have been nominated for the game.
All in all, there are five Kentucky high school players nominated for the girls’ game and 10 that were nominated for the guys’ game.
We still have some ways to go and a lot of high school basketball to be played between now and then.
Meanwhile, ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg had this to say about the Kentucky team this season:
Kentucky basketball is a work in progress. This team plays young because they are young . They have a tough time sustaining the level of intensity needed to beat elite teams. They miss players like Lamb, Miller and Jones, upperclassmen that are in the right place and are invested in winning. Their gifted freshman have no one to imitate. They have no one to coach their locker room. I feel this team has made significant strides in the last few weeks. If they continue to grow and cut down on the time they are stuck they could be dangerous. A lot of that is how much they develop a team trust and respect. Cal is the best in the country at bring that out in a team.