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Kentucky lands five on McDonald’s All-American Game roster

Shabazz Muhammad, Tyler Lewis

West All-American Shabazz Muhammad (15), of Las Vegas, dunks over East All-American Tyler Lewis (12), of Statesville, N.C., during the first half of the McDonald’s All-American boys’ basketball game, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


The rosters for the 2013 McDonald’s s All-American Games were released on Thursday afternoon.

To be honest, as most of the time, there were very few surprises. Five Kentucky recruits or signees made the team, a record for a single school.

The scary part? Or, if you’re a #BBN fan, the fun part, all four are on the West roster: Aaron and Andrew Harrison, James Young and Marcus Lee, with Dakari Johnson being the lone future Cat on the East. John Calipari may not be done, with Andrew Wiggins still to decide, along with Aaron Gordon.

The Kentucky Five highlight the game along with Gordon, Wiggins and Jabari Parker on the roster of 24 players set to take on one another at the United Center in Chicago.

This proves just how loaded Kentucky will be next year and also, I think showcases how a lot of other programs are catching up with the big boy teams in recruiting. UTEP, California, Washington, LSU and Arkansas have had solid, but not banner classes in recent years, but for them to place a recruit/signee on the roster says something about their program. Especially since a few of those teams aren’t expected to make the NCAA Tournament this season.

The rosters look like this (alphabetical order):

East Team

Players High/Prep School College

Anthony Barber Hampton Prep North Carolina State

Keith Frazier Kimball Undecided

Isaiah Hicks J. F. Webb School North Carolina

Kasey Hill Montverde Acad. Florida

Demetrius Jackson Marian H.S. Notre Dame

Ronde Jefferson Chester H.S. Arizona

Dakari Johnson Montverde Acad. Kentucky

Kennedy Meeks West Charlotte H.S. North Carolina

Wayne Seldon Tilton School Kansas

Noah Vonleh New Hampton Indiana

Chris Walker Holmes Co. Florida

Andrew Wiggins Huntington Prep Undecided

West Team

Jabari Bird Salesian H.S. California

Aaron Gordon Archbishop Mitty Undecided

Isaac Hamilton John Bosco Prep UTEP

Aaron Harrison Travis H.S. Kentucky

Andrew Harrison Travis H.S. Kentucky

Matt Jones DeSoto H.S. Duke

Marcus Lee Deer Valley Kentucky

Jarrell Martin Madison H.S. LSU

Jabari Parker Simeon Acad. Duke

Bobby Portis Hall H.S. Arkansas

Nigel Williams-Goss Findlay Prep Washington

James Young Rochester H.S. Kentucky

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