McDonald's All-American Game

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The McDonald's All-American Game refers to each of the all-star basketball games played each year for American and Canadian boys' and girls' high-school basketball graduates. Consisting of the top players, each team plays a single exhibition game after the conclusion of the high-school basketball season, in an East vs. West format. As part of the annual event, boys and girls compete in a slam dunk contest, a three-point shooting competition, and an overall timed skills competition. It is rarely common for the girls to compete in the slam dunk contest sans, 2004 champion, Candace Parker. The boys' game has been contested annually since 1978, and the girls game has been played each year since it was added in 2002.

The McDonald's All-American designation began in 1977 with the selection of the inaugural team. That year, the All-Americans played in an all-star game against a group of high school stars from the Washington, D.C. area.[1] The following year, the McDonald's game format of East vs. West was begun with a boys contest. In 2002, with the addition of a girls contest, the current girl-game / boy-game doubleheader format began.

The McDonald's All-American Team is the best-known of the American high-school basketball All-American teams. Designation as a McDonald's All-American instantly brands a player as one of the top high-school players in the United States or Canada.[citation needed] Selected athletes often go on to success in college basketball. Every college team to win the NCAA men's championship since 1978 has had at least one McDonald's All-American on its roster, except for the 2002 Maryland Terrapins[2] and 2014 Connecticut Huskies.[3]

The teams are sponsored by the fast-food chain, McDonald's. Proceeds from the annual games go to local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and their Ronald McDonald House programs.

35 Greatest Boys McDonald's All Americans[edit]

On January 31, 2012, McDonald's All American Games unveiled its list of 35 of the Greatest McDonald's All Americans, released in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the McDonald's All American High School Boys Basketball Game.[4]

The Greatest Boys McDonald's All Americans list, includes some of the top names in men's basketball history, and features past and present Olympics, NBA and NCAA stars. The players were selected by members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee. In determining the list, all past McDonald's All Americans were considered based on their high school careers and performances in the McDonald's All American Games, success at the collegiate and professional level, and post-career accomplishments. The full list includes:

McDonald's High School All-American Game Results[edit]

An MVP/MOP award is presented each year to the most outstanding boy and girl players. The award is officially called the John R. Wooden Most Valuable Player Award.

Boys[edit]

East All-Stars (20 wins) West All-Stars (20 wins)
Year Result Host arena Host city Game MVP, High School Attendance TV Network Commentators
1977 The inaugural 1977 team did not play in the current East versus West format Games Not Televised
1978 West 94, East 86 The Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rudy Woods, Bryan High School (TX) 13,063
1979 East 106, West 105 (OT) Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina Darren Daye, John F. Kennedy HS (CA) 11,666
1980 West 135, East 111 Oakland Coliseum Arena Oakland, California Russell Cross, Hugh Manley HS (IL) 8,429
1981 East 96, West 95 Levitt Arena Wichita, Kansas [a]Adrian Branch, DeMatha HS (MD)
[a]Aubrey Sherrod, Wichita Heights HS (KS)
 
1982 West 103, East 84 Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois Efrem Winters, King College Prep High School (IL) 15,836
1983 West 115, East 113 Omni Coliseum Atlanta, Georgia [a]Winston Bennett, Male HS (KY)
[a]Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, Boys and Girls High School (NY)
14,926
1984 West 131, East 106 The Forum Inglewood, California John Williams, Crenshaw High School (CA) 10,214
1985 East 128, West 98 Moody Coliseum Dallas, Texas Walker Lambiotte, Central HS (VA) 9,007 ESPN Jim Thacker
Dick Vitale
1986 East 104, West 101 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan J. R. Reid, Kempsville HS (VA) 15,500
1987 East 118, West 110 The Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mark Macon, Buena Vista THS (MI)  
1988 East 105, West 99 The Pit Albuquerque , New Mexico [a]Alonzo Mourning, Indian River HS (VA)
[a]Billy Owens, Carlisle HS (PA)
  ABC Keith Jackson
Dick Vitale
1989 West 112, East 103 Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri [a]Shaquille O'Neal, Robert G. Cole HS (TX)
[a]Bobby Hurley, St. Anthony HS (NJ)
  ABC Gary Bender
Dick Vitale
1990 East 115, West 104 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, Indiana [a]Shawn Bradley, Emery County High School (UT)
[a]Khalid Reeves, Christ the King HS (NY)
  ABC Gary Bender
Dick Vitale
1991 West 108, East 106 Capital Centre Landover, Maryland [a]Chris Webber, Detroit Country Day School (MI)
[a]Rick Brunson, Salem HS (MA)
7,331 CBS Greg Gumbel
Billy Packer
1992 West 100, East 85 Alexander Memorial Coliseum Atlanta, Georgia Othella Harrington, Murrah HS (MS)   CBS James Brown
Billy Packer
1993 East 105, West 95 The Summit Houston, Texas [a]Jacque Vaughn, John Muir HS (CA)
[a]Jerry Stackhouse, Oak Hill Academy (VA)
10,225 CBS Greg Gumbel
Bill Raftery
1994 East 112, West 110 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York Felipe López, Rice HS (NY) 6,008 CBS Verne Lundquist
Bill Raftery
1995 West 125, East 115 Kiel Center St. Louis, Missouri Kevin Garnett, Farragut Academy HS (IL) 16,201 CBS Verne Lundquist
Bill Raftery
1996 East 120, West 105 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Shaheen Holloway, St. Patrick HS (NJ) 13,411 CBS Gus Johnson
Bill Raftery
1997 East 94, West 81 Clune Arena Colorado Springs, Colorado Kenny Gregory, Independence HS (OH) 5,858 CBS Gus Johnson
Dan Bonner
1998 East 128, West 112 Norfolk Scope Norfolk, Virginia Ronald Curry, Hampton HS (VA) 10,253 ESPN Dave Barnett, Bill Raftery,
Jay Bilas
1999 West 141, East 128 Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Jonathan Bender, Picayune Memorial HS (MS) c.10,000 ESPN Dave Barnett, Larry Conley,
Jay Bilas
2000 West 146, East 120 FleetCenter Boston, Massachusetts Zach Randolph, Marion HS (IN) 18,624 ESPN[5] Dave Barnett
Tim McCormick
2001 West 131, East 125 Cameron Indoor Stadium Durham, North Carolina Eddy Curry, Thornwood HS (IL)   ESPN Dave Sims
2002 East 138, West 107 Madison Square Garden New York City, New York J. J. Redick, Cave Spring HS (VA)   ESPN Dave Sims
Larry Conley
2003 East 122, West 107 Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio LeBron James, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH) 18,728 ESPN Dan Shulman
Jay Bilas
2004 East 126, West 96 Ford Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [a]Dwight Howard, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
[a]J. R. Smith, St. Benedict's Preparatory School (NJ)
14,402 ESPN[6] Dave Pasch, Doug Gottlieb,
Tim McCormick
2005 East 115, West 110 Joyce Center Notre Dame, Indiana Josh McRoberts, Carmel HS (IN) 7,660 ESPN
2006 West 112, East 94 Cox Arena San Diego, California [a]Chase Budinger, La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
[a]Kevin Durant, Montrose Christian School (MD)
11,900 ESPN Dave Pasch, Jay Williams,
Tim McCormick
2007 West 114, East 112 Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky Michael Beasley, Notre Dame Prep (MA) 11,632 ESPN Eric Collins, Len Elmore,
Tim McCormick, Quint Kessenich
2008 East 107, West 102 Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tyreke Evans, American Christian Academy (PA) 10,914 ESPN  
2009 East 113, West 110 BankUnited Center Coral Gables, Florida Derrick Favors, South Atlanta HS (GA) 5,981 ESPN  
2010 West 107, East 104 Value City Arena Columbus, Ohio [a]Harrison Barnes, Ames HS (IA)
[a]Jared Sullinger, Northland HS (OH)
  ESPN Bob Wischusen, Jay Williams,
Quint Kessenich
2011 East 111, West 96 United Center Chicago, Illinois [a]Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, St. Patrick HS (NJ)
[a]James Michael McAdoo, Norfolk Christian (VA)
19,909 ESPN Bob Wischusen, Jay Williams,
Stephen Bardo, Quint Kessenich
2012 West 106, East 102 United Center Chicago, Illinois Shabazz Muhammad, Bishop Gorman HS (NV) 16,308 ESPN Bob Wischusen, Jay Williams,
Stephen Bardo, Quint Kessenich
2013 West 110, East 99 United Center Chicago, Illinois Aaron Gordon, Archbishop Mitty HS (CA) 15,818 ESPN Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams,
Jalen Rose, Quint Kessenich
2014 West 105, East 102 United Center Chicago, Illinois [a]Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young (IL)
[a]Justin Jackson, Homeschool Christian Youth Association (TX)
17,116 ESPN Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams,
Jalen Rose, Quint Kessenich
2015 East 111, West 91 United Center Chicago, Illinois Cheick Diallo, Our Savior New American School (NY)   ESPN Adam Amin, Jay Williams,
Jalen Rose, Quint Kessenich
2016 West 114, East 107 United Center Chicago, Illinois [a]Josh Jackson, Justin-Siena HS/Prolific Prep (CA)
[a]Frank Jackson, Lone Peak HS (UT)
  ESPN Adam Amin, Jay Williams,
Jalen Rose, Quint Kessenich
2017 West 109, East 107 United Center Chicago, Illinois Michael Porter Jr., Nathan Hale HS/Father Tolton HS (MO)   ESPN Adam Amin, Jay Williams,
Cory Alexander, Quint Kessenich
2018 West , East Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia   ESPN2 Adam Amin, Jay Williams,
Cory Alexander, Quint Kessenich

a Denotes All-Star Games in which joint winners were named

MVP winners[edit]

Girls[edit]

Year Player High School College choice
2002[a] Shanna Zolman Wawasee High School (IN) Tennessee
2002[a] Ann Strother Highlands Ranch High School (CO) Connecticut
2003 Katie Gearlds Beech Grove High School (IN) Purdue
2004 Alexis Hornbuckle South Charleston High School (WV) Tennessee
2005 Courtney Paris Piedmont High School (CA) Oklahoma
2006 Jayne Appel Carondelet High School (CA) Stanford
2014 Turner, BriannaBrianna Turner[7] Manvel High School (TX) Notre Dame
2015[a] Mabrey, MarinaMarina Mabrey Manasquan High School (NJ) Notre Dame
2015[a] Cooper, Te’aTe’a Cooper McEachern High School (GA) Tennessee
2016 Ionescu, SabrinaSabrina Ionescu Miramonte High School (CA) Oregon

a Denotes All-Star Games in which joint winners were named

Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year[edit]

Prior to each game since 1997 a Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year has been chosen from the field of McDonald's All-Americans based on activity in the community, classroom and on the court.

Past winners have been

Sprite/Powerade Jam Fest Award Winners[edit]

Year Dunk Contest 3-Point Contest Skills Contest
1984 Jeffrey Huffmon
1985 Michael Porter
1987 Jerome Harmon
1988 Matt Steigenga
1989 James Robinson
1990 Darrin Hancock
1991 Jimmy King Sharone Wright
1992 Carlos Strong Chris Collins
1993 Jerry Stackhouse Chris Kingsbury
1994 Ricky Price Trajan Langdon
1995 Vince Carter Louis Bullock
1996 Lester Earl Nate James
1997 Baron Davis Shane Battier
1998 Ronald Curry Teddy Dupay
1999 Donnell Harvey
2000 DeShawn Stevenson Chris Duhon
2001 David Lee
2002 Carmelo Anthony J.J. Redick
2003 LeBron James Mike Jones
2004 Candace Parker
2005 Gerald Green Mario Chalmers Richard Hendrix
2006 Gerald Henderson, Jr. Wayne Ellington James Keefe
2007 Blake Griffin Chris Wright Nolan Smith
2008 DeMar DeRozan Larry Drew II Jrue Holiday
2009 Avery Bradley Ryan Kelly Dante Taylor
2010 Josh Selby Cory Joseph Keith Appling
2011 Le'Bryan Nash Kyle Wiltjer Michael Carter-Williams
2012 Shabazz Muhammad Rasheed Sulaimon Tyler Lewis
2013 Chris Walker Nigel Williams-Goss Demetrius Jackson
2014 Grayson Allen James Blackmon, Jr. Tyus Jones
2015 Dwayne Bacon Luke Kennard Jalen Brunson
2016 Frank Jackson Malik Monk Jayson Tatum
2017 Collin Sexton Trae Young Quade Green
Note: The 2004 winner – Candace Parker – is the only female winner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDonald's All American – About the annual McDonald's All American game, a showcase for the top high school players in the country". Basketball.about.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  2. ^ Littmann, Chris (2010-03-25). "To Win an NCAA Title, You Almost Always Need Some Help from McDonald's – From Our Editors – SBNation.com". Sportingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ Kussoy, Howie. "UConn defeats Kentucky to win NCAA Championship". 
  4. ^ "McDonald's announces its 35 greatest". ESPN.com. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Heels don't get their men". Salisburypost.com. 2000-03-30. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ OP 9000. "DO – Gottlieb likes OSU's chances against Pitt". OrangePower.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  7. ^ Olsen, Dan (April 3, 2014). "Bonus Awards From McDonald's Game". ESPNW. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ RecruitingNation: Jabari Parker wins Wootten, ESPN, April 4, 2013.

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