The McDonald’s All-American game is April 1, 2020 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The 24 players who will play in the game will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 23 on The Jump on ESPN. The game features the top high school senior basketball players in the country.
If HoopSeen were to pick the McDonald’s All-American and If we were to pick it alone, this is what the roster would look like:
PG Sharife Cooper, McEachern (GA) AUBURN
PG Cade Cunningham, Montverde (FL) OKLAHOMA STATE
PG Caleb Love, Christian Brothers (MO) NORTH CAROLINA
PG/SG Jaden Springer, IMG Academy (FL) TENNESSEE
SG Brandon Boston, Sierra Canyon (CA) KENTUCKY
SG Terrence Clark, Brewster Academy (NH) KENTUCKY
SG Keon Johnson, Webb School (TN) TENNESSEE
SF Isaiah Todd, Word of God (NC) MICHIGAN
SF Samson Ruzhentsev, Hamilton Heights (TN) FLORIDA
PF Scottie Barnes, Montverde (FL) FLORIDA STATE
C Walker Kessler, Woodward Academy (GA) NORTH CAROLINA
C Day’Ron Sharpe, Montverde (FL) NORTH CAROLINA
PG Devin Askew, Mater Dai (CA) KENTUCKY
PG Daishen Nix, International School (NV) UCLA
PG Jalen Suggs, Minnehaha (WI) GONZAGA
SG Josh Christopher, Mayfair (CA)
SG Jalen Green, Prolific Prep (CA)
SG DJ Steward, Whitney Young (IL) DUKE
SG Bryce Thompson, Booker T. Washington (OK) KANSAS
SF Ziaire Williams, Sierra Canyon (CA)
PF Dawson Garcia, Prior Lake (MN) MARQUETTE
PF Greg Brown, Vandegrift (TX)
PF/C Evan Mobley, Rancho Christian (CA) USC
C Clifford Omoruyi, Roselle Catholic (NJ)
Some things to think about here:
- The class of 2020 is awfully strong at the very top. There are a number of players who have all-star game star potential. This game’s historic history aligns well with several players and their success on this stage. We could be in store for a great week of action in Houston.
- The point guard depth was hard to sift through in the class. It is the deepest position of the potential candidates. There are seven players in our projected roster who are point guards.
- Don’t be surprised to see Jalen Green be the most exciting and entertaining player in this game. He’s my odds favorite to win the Slam Dunk Competition. Green is fun to watch.
- Interestingly, there is only one player from a Texas high school on our projected McDonald’s All-American roster. Austin’s Greg Brown is the guy. Cade Cunningham is a Arlington, Texas native. But no one is from Houston, traditionally one of the best basketball prospect cities in the nation. This is the first time the game has ever been played in Houston.
- Josh Hall, a no-brainer five-star top 15 kid from the class of 2020, is not eligible for the game because he is a fifth-year senior.