Skip to content

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

Feb 14, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

Shabazz Muhammad, Tyler Lewis AP

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

Follow David on Twitter at @David_Harten

  1. hoosiercolts - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Wonder if they’ll pan out as well as this years??

  2. ukraiders - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    In all seriousness and maybe I should know something i don’t but where is Julius Randle??

    • David Harten - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Fractured foot. He’ll miss the game.

  3. gatordontplay - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    unc nate britt and Julius randle where left off due to injuries

  4. xli2006 - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Wayne Vonleh???

    You mean Noah Vonleh. He’s a Top 10 player in this class, get his name right.

    • David Harten - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      Fixed. Guy’s name above him is Wayne. Honest mistake. Though I’m sure my mistake won’t hurt his ranking in the 2013 class.