CRAWFORD | Louisville's King, four Kentucky signees, named McDonald's All-Americans
Kentucky men's basketball landed its usual crowd in the McDonald's All-American prep basketball all-star game, while Louisville had its first McDonald's All-American since 2011.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — University of Louisville signee V.J. King is the school’s first McDonald’s All-American since 2011, after being selected to the East Squad announced today.
He’ll join three of the University of Kentucky’s four McDonald’s All-Americans in the game, which will be played on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.
Malik Monk, the No. 5-rated player in the nation, leads the contingent from coach John Calipari’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class. He’ll play on the West Squad coached by Pleasure Ridge Park’s Dale Mabrey.
UK’s East squad trio includes No. 6 Bam Adebayo, No. 7 De’Aaron Fox and No. 31 Sacha Killeya-Jones.
The additions bring John Calipari’s total of McDonald’s All-Americans at Kentucky to 25, since arriving in 2009. Wenyen Gabriel, a five-star recruit at forward for UK this season, wasn’t eligible for the game as a fifth-year high school player.
King, ranked the No. 27 player nationally, is averaging 25 points per game.
U of L had two signees selected for the women’s game — Kylee Shook of Colorado Springs and Ciera Johnson of Duncanville, Texas. Kentucky had Lindsey Corsaro of Indianapolis.
A look at the men’s rosters:
Jayson Tatum, F, Duke
Miles Bridges, F, Michigan State
De'Aaron Fox, G, Kentucky
Bam Adebayo, F, Kentucky
Udoka Azubuike, C, undecided
Tony Bradley, C, North Carolina
Terrance Ferguson, G, Alabama
Markelle Fultz, G, Washington
Andrew Jones, G, Texas
Sacha Killeya-Jones, C, Kentucky
V.J. King, F, Louisville
Kobi Simmons, G, Arizona
Josh Jackson, F, undecided
Malik Monk, G, Kentucky
Lonzo Ball, G, UCLA
T.J. Leaf, F, UCLA
Kyle Guy, G, Virginia
Jarrett Allen, F, undecided
Marques Bolden, C, undecided
Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga
Alterique Gilbert, G, UConn
Dewan Huell, F, Miami
Frank Jackson, G, Duke
Josh Langford, G, Michigan State
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