McDONALD’S REVEALS NOMINEES FOR 2018 ALL AMERICAN GAMES
McDonald’s is investing in the future nominating more than 700 high school basketball players now eligible to make final rosters, to be announced Jan. 16 OAK BROOK, Ill. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Today, McDonald’s unveiled the list of high school seniors nominated for the chance to play in the 41st annual McDonald’s All American Games.
The list, comprised of more than 700 top male and female basketball players from across the country, will be used by the Games’ Selection Committee to identify the top 24 boys and 24 girls to play in the annual event. The teams will play March 28th at Philips Arena in Atlanta, marking the third time the city will host the Games (1992, 1983) with proceeds again benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).
This year, players from 45 states and the District of Columbia were nominated by their high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. High school players from Texas received the most nominations (89), followed by California (48) and Florida (40). “The 41st McDonald’s All American Games nominees list represents the most talented boys and girls in high school basketball, not only within their communities but representing the best in the country,” said Morgan Wooten, Hall-of-Fame basketball coach and McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “There has always been a strong basketball fan base in Atlanta and returning for this year’s Games brings a new energy for our athletes as they look to the future.” For more than 40 years, McDonald’s has invested in the future of basketball and local communities through the All American Games.
Each year McDonald’s ensures students have the necessary resources to succeed in college and beyond by providing scholarships and hosting student leadership summits and education workshops.
The final rosters for the 2018 McDonald’s All American Games will be unveiled on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Follow @McDAAG on Twitter and Instagram for more details on the timing of the announcement.
The 17th Annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game will tip off at 5 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 28 and will air live on ESPN2. The 41st Annual Boys Game immediately follows at 7 p.m. EST and will air live on ESPN.