2017 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2017 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
20170329 MCDAAG Michael Porter Jr. MVP (2).jpg
Michael Porter Jr. earned the Most Valuable Player award
1st Half2nd Half Total
East 5651 107
West 5059 109
DateMarch 29, 2017
ArenaUnited Center
CityChicago, Illinois
MVP/MOPMichael Porter Jr.
McDonald's All-American
20162018 >

The 2017 McDonald's All-American Boys Game is an All-star basketball game that was played on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago Bulls. The game's rosters features the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 2017. The game is the 40th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1977.

The 24 players are selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They are 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 Catholic High School, is chairman of the selection committee.


M. J. Walker won the Jack Daly Award

When the rosters were announced on January 15, 2017, Kentucky had four selectees, while Duke and UCLA both had two. On the eve of the game, March 28, 2017, six players remained undecided.[1] Of these six, four would choose their school within the next two months - Mohamed Bamba committed to Texas under coach Shaka Smart, Brandon McCoy elected to play for UNLV, Trevon Duval chose Duke, and Kevin Knox decided to join Kentucky.[2]

Michael Porter Jr. earned the MVP award after leading his Team West to a close win with 17 points. Originally committed to the University of Washington, he decommitted after the firing of head coach Lorenzo Romar and instead chose to represent his home state by playing for the University of Missouri. [3]

Team East[edit]

Name Height (ft-in) Weight (lbs) Position Hometown High school College choice
5 Mohamed Bamba 6-11 215 C/PF Westtown, Pennsylvania Westtown School Texas^~
3 Wendell Carter Jr. 6-10 262 PF/C Atlanta, Georgia Pace Academy Duke
4 Trevon Duval 6-3 175 PG Bradenton, Florida IMG Academy Duke^~
22 Quade Green 6-1 170 PG Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Neumann Goretti High School Kentucky
7 Kevin Knox 6-8 205 SF Tampa, Florida Tampa Catholic High School Kentucky^~
11 Nick Richards 6-11 220 C Elizabeth, New Jersey St. Patrick High School Kentucky
9 Mitchell Robinson 7-0 230 C Chalmette, Louisiana Chalmette High School Western Kentucky
10 Collin Sexton 6-3 182 SG Mableton, Georgia Pebblebrook High School Alabama
18 Lonnie Walker IV 6-6 210 PG/SG Reading, Pennsylvania Reading High School Miami
14 P. J. Washington 6-9 230 SF/PF Dallas, Texas Findlay Prep Kentucky
13 Kris Wilkes 6-7 168 SF/PF Indianapolis, Indiana North Central High School UCLA
23 Jarred Vanderbilt 6-8 213 SF Houston, Texas Victory Prep School Kentucky

† On September 17, Robinson left Western Kentucky announcing he will prepare for the NBA and will not play college basketball.[4]

Team West[edit]

Name Height (ft-in) Weight (lbs) Position Hometown High school College choice
2 Deandre Ayton 7-0 235 C Phoenix, Arizona Hillcrest Prep Arizona
12 Brian Bowen 6-7 212 SF/PF LaPorte, Indiana La Lumiere School Louisville
17 Troy Brown Jr. 6-7 205 SF/PF Las Vegas, Nevada Centennial High School Oregon
26 Jaylen Hands 6-3 170 PG El Cajon, California Foothills Christian School UCLA
16 Jaren Jackson Jr. 6-11 235 PF/C LaPorte, Indiana La Lumiere School Michigan State
6 Brandon McCoy 7-0 245 C San Diego, California Cathedral Catholic High School UNLV^~
30 Charles O'Bannon Jr. 6-6 200 SF Las Vegas, Nevada Bishop Gorman High School USC
1 Michael Porter Jr. 6-10 210 SF Seattle, Washington Nathan Hale High School Missouri
20 Billy Preston 6-9 220 PF Santa Ana, California Oak Hill Academy Kansas
8 Gary Trent Jr. 6-5 190 SG Napa, California Prolific Prep Academy Duke
19 M. J. Walker 6-5 207 SG Jonesboro, Georgia Jonesboro High School Florida State^~
15 Trae Young 6-2 176 PG Norman, Oklahoma Norman North High School Oklahoma^

‡ As of 1 October 2017, Bowen is suspended and not allowed to participate in team activities, although he is still listed on the team's roster and is reportedly still enrolled as a student.[5]

^undecided at the time of roster selection[2]
~undecided at game time[1]


Box Score[edit]

March 29, 2017
09:00 pm ET
East 107–109 West
Scoring by half: 56–51, 50–59
Pts: Bamba (17)
Rebs: Vanderbilt (6)
Asts: Sexton (7)
Pts: Porter Jr. (17)
Rebs: Ayton (11)
Asts: Walker (69)
United Center, Chicago, IL
Referees: Mark Witzke, Patrick Rock, Tariq Lucas


  1. ^ a b Silverman, Steve (March 28, 2017). "McDonald's All-American Game 2017: Roster, Schedule and Prospects to Watch". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Borzello, Jeff (January 15, 2017). "Pac-12 recruits highlight lineup for McDonald's All American". ESPN. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2699888-5-star-recruit-michael-porter-jr-commits-to-missouri-after-leaving-washington
  4. ^ "Five-star big man Mitchell Robinson will bypass college, begin training for 2018 NBA Draft". ScoutHoops.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2017/09/29/brian-bowen-louisville-basketball-scandal-suspension/715697001/
  6. ^ "2017 McDonald's All-American Game boys rosters announced". maxpreps. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.