Today, a new group of rising basketball stars will experience a new defining moment as they receive their nominations for a chance to shine on one of basketball’s biggest stages: the McDonald’s All American Games.
The McDonalds All American games have elevated the best high school basketball players since the 1970’s into the next generation of greats, where new aspirations are born and dreams are made. The event has featured stars such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lebron James. The McDonald’s All American court is where hype meets heritage. This court is where an 18-year-old shares a spot with the greatest players to ever touch a basketball. The McDonalds games are also a charitable event for the Ronald McDonald charities, as a way for the players to give back and also let young high school stars share the same court.
More on the 2023 class of nominees:
- A total of 722 girls and boys high school basketball players [full list HERE] from across the country have been nominated.
- This year’s nominees represent 44 states and the District of Columbia; attending 462 unique high schools from across the country.
- Players from Texas (93) received the most nominations, followed by California (73), Florida (65) and New Jersey (35).
- Players from Montverde Academy (11) received the most nominations, followed by Dream City Christian High School (8), Southern California Academy (8) and IMG Academy (8).
Final rosters will be reveals later this month. You’ll be able to catch the announcement live on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 on NBA Today between 3-4 p.m. ET on ESPN.