McDonald's All-American Game 2013: Rosters, Top Recruits, Preview and More

Tim KeeneyContributor IFebruary 14, 2013

The most compelling and talent-laden McDonald's All-American roster of the past decade has officially been set.  

More than 800 dominant high-school basketball athletes were dwindled all the way down to 24 prestigious selections on Thursday night, and the result is a stunning compilation of future stars. 

Every McDonald's game showcases an inordinate amount of talent, but 2013 looks to be on a different level.

Headlining the celebrated game in Chicago is Andrew Wiggins. The best teenage player on the planet can not only score from anywhere on the court, but he has the unreal athleticism to put some unlucky defenders on posters.

At No. 3, after dominant low-post force Julius Randle (who wasn't selected because of a season-long injury), you have Jabari Parker, who has been called the best high-school basketball player since LeBron James. The Duke commit is big, athletic, smooth and has an uncanny feel for the game for a 17-year-old. 

Parker—and several other studs in this game—would be No. 1 in his own class, but we get the pleasure of seeing him face off with Wiggins in one gargantuan, battle-of-the-titans All-Star game.


When:  Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 9:30 p.m. ET

Where: United Center, Chicago, Ill.



East Roster

Player 247 Composite Ranking High School College
Anthony Barber 20 Hampton  NC State 
Keith Frazier 30  Kimball  Undecided 
Kasey Hill 8 Montverde Academy Florida
Demetrius Jackson 25  Marian High  Notre Dame 
Andrew Wiggins 1 Huntington Prep Undecided
Isaiah Hicks 13  J F Webb  North Carolina 
Rondae Jefferson  14  Chester  Arizona 
Wayne Selden  17  Tilton School  Kansas 
Noah Vonleh  New Hampton School Indiana 
Chris Walker  10  Holmes County  Florida 
Dakari Johnson  11  Montverde Academy  Kentucky 
Kennedy Meeks  49  West Charlotte  North Carolina 


West Roster

Player 247 Composite Ranking High School College
Isaac Hamilton 22  St. John Bosco  UTEP
Aaron Harrison  Travis  Kentucky 
Andrew Harrison Travis  Kentucky
Matt Jones  32  DeSoto  Duke 
Nigel Williams-Goss  41  Findlay Prep  Washington 
Jabari Bird  18  Salesian  California 
Aaron Gordon  Archbishop Mitty  Undecided
Jarrell Martin  12 Madison  LSU 
Jabari Parker  Simeon  Duke 
James Young  Rochester  Kentucky 
Marcus Lee  15 Deer Valley  Kentucky 
Bobby Portis Jr.  16  Hall  Arkansas 


Other Players to Watch

Rondae Jefferson

The future Arizona Wildcat does stuff like this during regular-season games:

So, yeah, I'd pay attention to him during an All-Star contest.


Chris Walker

Walker has an unreal combination of size (6'10", 210 lbs.) and explosiveness. Not only will he throw down some big slams, but he's a legitimate double-double candidate and sneaky MVP pick. 


Aaron Gordon

Washington, Arizona and Kentucky fans better be paying attention. The undecided star small forward is another player who could easily be No. 1 in any other class, and as one of the most accomplished players from the State of California, he can put on an unbelievable highlight-reel show:

Is it April 3 yet?