McDonald's All American High School
Basketball Game
General Information and Trivia

McDONALD'S ALL AMERICAN GAME
GENERAL INFORMATION AND TRIVIA


ORIGIN:

In 1977, McDonald's® selected the best high school basketball players in the country and named them to the first McDonald's All American High School Team. The Team competed in the Capital Classic Game (started in 1974) against the best players in the Maryland-D.C.-Virginia area.

Then, in 1978, just one year later, McDonald's launched its own all-star high school game -- the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game, featuring an East and a West team of the best high school boys players in the country.  It was the first national high school basketball all-star Game.  The Inaugural Game was played in 1978 before a crowd of more than 13,000 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.

Now, in 2006, McDonald's will host the fifth annual Girls Game, to be played just before the Boys Game – both will take place at Cox Arena on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in front of a sold out crowd of 11,000 + fans.

28 BOYS GAMES, 29 BOYS TEAMS:
This year marks the 29th annual McDonald's All American Boys High School Basketball Game, but the 30th year in which a Boys Team has been named. The first McDonald's All American Boys Team in 1977 included future NBA greats Magic Johnson, Albert King and Gene Banks.

AN HONOR ROLL OF 673 BOYS
Including 2005, 673 boy players have been selected to the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Team, coming from 44 states and the District of Columbia.

AN HONOR ROLL OF 96 GIRLS
Including 2005, 96 girls have been selected to the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Team, coming from 26 states and the District of Columbia.

MOST PROLIFIC STATES:
Over the past 28 years, California has produced the highest number of McDonald's All American boys with 72.

California

72

New York

59

Illinois

52

Virginia

44

Michigan

37

Maryland

33

Indiana

30

Georgia

26

Florida

22

Pennsylvania

21

Note: California has also taken the lead for the highest number of McDonald's All American girls, with 20 players over the past four years.

MOST POPULAR UNIVERSITIES:
The University of North Carolina has been the choice for 45 McDonald's All American boys.

UNC

45

Duke

36

Kentucky

24

UCLA

23

Kansas

22

Michigan

17

Indiana

16

Louisville

15

Georgia Tech

13

Maryland

12

Note: Tennessee and Uconn have taken an early lead for the Girls Team, with eight girls each over the past four years -- Duke (7), Texas (6), and UNC (5) are close behind.

NCAA CHAMPIONS:
Looking for a barometer to determine the chances of a college basketball team winning the NCAA Championship? At least one McDonald's All American boy had been part of every title since 1979 until 2002 when the University of Maryland won the title without any former McDonald's All Americans. In 2003, the streak began again with a victory by Syracuse University. In all, 76 alumni have played a role in at least one NCAA title:

NCAA Champion

McDonald's All Americans

’05 North Carolina

Raymond Felton (’02); Sean May (’02); Rashad McCants (’02); Jawad Williams (’01); Marvin Williams (’04)

'04 Uconn

Taliek Brown ('00); Charlie Villanueva ('03)

'03 Syracuse

Carmelo Anthony ('02)

'01 Duke

Nate James ('96); Shane Battier ('97); Carlos Boozer ('99); Michael Dunleavy ('99); Casey Sanders ('99); Jay Williams ('99); Chris Duhon ('00)

'00 Michigan State

Mateen Cleaves ('96); Jason Richardson ('99)

'99 UConn

Khalid El-Amin ('97); Richard Hamilton ('96)

'98 Kentucky

Wayne Turner ('95)

'97 Arizona

Mike Bibby ('96)

'96 Kentucky

Tony Delk ('92); Antoine Walker ('94); Ron Mercer ('95); Wayne Turner ('95)

'95 UCLA

Ed O'Bannon ('90); Charles O'Bannon ('93); omm'A Givens ('94)

'94 Arkansas

Corliss Williamson ('92); Darnell Robinson ('93)

'93 North Carolina

Eric Montross ('90); Derrick Phelps ('90); Brian Reese ('90); Serge Zwikker ('92); George Lynch ('89)

'92 Duke

Christian Laettner ('88); Bobby Hurley ('89); Grant Hill ('90); Cherokee Parks ('91)

'91 Duke

Greg Koubek ('87); Christian Laettner ('88); Crawford Palmer ('88); Bobby Hurley ('89); Billy McCaffrey ('89); Grant Hill ('90)

'90 UNLV

Larry Johnson ('87); Elmore Spencer ('87)

'89 Michigan

Rumeal Robinson ('86); Sean Higgins ('87); Terry Mills ('88)

'88 Kansas

Danny Manning ('84); Mark Randall ('86); Mike Maddox ('87)

'87 Indiana

Daryl Thomas ('83); Rick Calloway ('85)

’86 Louisville

Milt Wagner ('81); Billy Thompson ('82); Kevin Walls ('84); Tony Kimbro ('85); Pervis Ellison ('85)

'85 Villanova

Ed Pinckney ('81); Harold Pressley ('82)

'84 Georgetown

Patrick Ewing ('81); Reggie Williams ('83)

'83 N.C. State

Sidney Lowe ('79); Derek Whittenberg ('79); Ernie Meyers ('82)

'82 North Carolina

James Worthy ('79); Jim Braddock ('79); Sam Perkins ('80); Matt Doherty ('80); Michael Jordan ('81); Buzz Peterson ('81)

'81 Indiana

Ray Tolbert ('77); Landon Turner ('78); Isiah Thomas ('79)

'80 Louisville

Scooter McCray ('78); Jerry Eaves ('78)

'79 Michigan State

Magic Johnson ('77)

NBA TRIVIA

NBA CHAMPIONS:
More than 30 former McDonald's All Americans have contributed to NBA Titles. In all, they own a total of more than 45 NBA Championship rings. They are:

’04-’05 San Antonio Spurs

Dion Glover (’97); Glenn Robinson (’91)

’03-’04 Detroit Pistons

Tayshaun Prince (’98); Rasheed Wallace (’93); Chauncey Billups (’95); Richard Hamilton (’96)

'02-'03 San Antonio Spurs

Stephen Jackson ('96); Danny Ferry ('85)

'01-'02 L.A.  Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal ('89); Kobe Bryant ('96)

'00-'01 L.A.  Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal ('89); Kobe Bryant ('96)

'99-'00 L.A.  Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal ('89); Kobe Bryant ('96)

'98-'99 San Antonio Spurs

Sean Elliott ('85)

'97-'98 Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan ('81); Bill Wennington ('81); Keith Booth ('93)

'96-'97 Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan ('81); Bill Wennington ('81); Brian Williams ('87)

'95-'96 Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan ('81); Bill Wennington ('81)

'94-'95 Houston Rockets

Kenny Smith ('83); Peter Chilcutt ('86)

'93-'94 Houston Rockets

Kenny Smith ('83)

'92-'93 Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan ('81); John Paxson ('79); Scott Williams ('86)

'91-'92 Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan ('81); John Paxson ('79); Scott Williams ('86)

'90-'91 Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan ('81); John Paxson ('79); Scott Williams ('86)

'89-'90 Detroit Pistons

Mark Aguirre ('78); Isiah Thomas ('79)

'88-'89 Detroit Pistons

Mark Aguirre ('78); Isiah Thomas ('79)

'87-'88 L.A. Lakers

Magic Johnson ('77); Byron Scott ('79); Billy Thompson ('82); Milt Wagner ('81); James Worthy ('79)

'86-'87 L.A. Lakers

Adrian Branch ('81); Magic Johnson ('77); Byron Scott ('79); Billy Thompson ('82); James Worthy ('79)

'85-'86 Boston Celtics

Greg Kite ('79); Sam Vincent ('81)

'84-'85 L.A. Lakers

Magic Johnson ('79); Byron Scott ('79); James Worthy ('79); Jeff Lamp ('77)

'83-'84 Boston Celtics

Greg Kite ('79)

'81-'82 L.A. Lakers

Magic Johnson ('79)

'79-'80 L.A. Lakers

Magic Johnson ('79)

NBA ACHIEVEMENTS:
Two former McDonald's All Americans have won a combined nine NBA MVP Awards:

Michael Jordan (6) and Magic Johnson (3)

Fourteen McDonald's All Americans have been named NBA Rookie of the Year:
Elton Brand, Vince Carter, Derrick Coleman, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, LeBron James, Larry Johnson, Michael Jordan, Mike Miller, Shaquille O'Neal, Ralph Sampson, Amare' Stoudemire and Chris Webber.

Seventeen  McDonald's alumni have gone on to become the first selection in the NBA draft:
Mark Aguirre, Elton Brand, Kwame Brown, Derrick Coleman, Brad Daugherty, Pervis Ellison, Patrick Ewing, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Larry Johnson, Magic Johnson, Danny Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Glenn Robinson, Ralph Sampson, Chris Webber and James Worthy.

OLYMPIC TRIVIA:
In the past four Olympic Games, 20 McDonald's All Americans have participated.  In 2004, McDonald’s All American’s Carmelo Anthony, Mike Bibby, Carlos Boozer, LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, Stephon Marbury and Jermaine O’Neal wore the red, white and blue.  In 2000, McDonald's All American’s Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Allan Houston, Jason Kidd and Alonzo Mourning accounted for half of the U.S. Men's basketball team. In 1996, Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal helped capture the gold for the U.S. team.  In 1992, U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team included Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson and Christian Laettner.

PROLIFIC HIGH SCHOOLS:
Oak Hill
Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA, has produced more McDonald's All Americans than any other school:

1. Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, VA (21)
Cory Alexander ('91); Carmelo Anthony ('02); Chris Brooks ('86); Anthony Cade ('90); Rashaad Carruth ('01); Ben Davis ('91); Chris Davis ('92); Eric Devendorf (’05); DeSagana Diop ('01); Ivan Harris (’03) Stephen Jackson ('96); Kevin Lyde ('98); Glenn Mayers ('80); Jeff McInnis ('93); Ron Mercer ('95); Martice Moore ('92); Rajon Rondo ('04); Brian Shorter ('87); Josh Smith ('04); Jerry Stackhouse ('93); Curtis Staples ('94)
2.

DeMatha H.S., Hyattsville, MD (10)
Keith Bogans ('99); Adrian Branch ('81); Danny Ferry ('85); Joe Forte ('99); Travis Garrison ('02); Steve Hood ('86); Sidney Lowe ('79); Jerrod Mustaf ('88); Duane Simpkins ('92); Derek Whittenberg ('79)

3.  Dunbar H.S., Baltimore, MD (7)
Keith Booth ('93); Donta Bright ('92); Michael Brown ('84); Terry Dozier ('85); Michael Lloyd ('92); Norman Nolan ('94); Reggie Williams ('83)
4. 

Martin Luther King H.S., Chicago, IL (5)
Jamie Brandon ('90); Rashard Griffith ('93); Teddy Grubbs ('79); Marcus Liberty ('87); Efrem Winters ('82)

5. Roman Catholic H.S., Philadelphia, PA (5)
Dallas Comegys ('83); Eddie Griffin ('00); Reggie Jackson ('78); Alonzo McFarlan ('80); Mark Stevenson ('85)

###

© 2005 McDonald's Corporation


© 2004 McDonald's Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy |