McDonald's announced their final 2019 team rosters for the 18th annual McDonald's All American Game held on March 27th in Atlanta.
— OSU W Basketball (@OhioStateWBB) January 24, 2019
Four players are represented from the state of Ohio, making it the most-represented state, including Jordan Horston (Columbus Africentric HS) who will play at Tennessee, Florida State's Sammie Puisis (William Mason HS), South Carolina recruit Zia Cooke (Rogers HS), and Kierstan Bell (McKinley HS) who will stay home to play for Ohio State.
The No. 1 ranked player in the country and Stanford recruit, Haley Jones (Archbishop Mitty HS), will represent the West. Stanford is tied with South Carolina with three of their future players each competing in the event.
Dunking sensation and viral superstar, Fran Belibi (Regis Jesuit HS) is set to rep the West and surely give us a show during the dunk contest. Could we see another female winner? Highly possible.
The McDonald's All American Games has a rich history of showcasing the nation's top talent and paving the way for basketball greatness," said Co-Chairman, Morgan Wootten per release. "We are very eager to return to Atlanta for the second consecutive year, giving fans the opportunity to once again see future basketball legends step on the court."
Every player listed on the East and West rosters has committed or signed. Take a closer look at the rosters below.
— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) January 24, 2019
More About the Games
The games have been held every year since 1978 with countless legends in both men and women competing in it. On the women's side, we've seen Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne, and Breanna Stewart wear the golden arch jerseys. Top men's talent in the last 42 years includes Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Zion Williamson. Over 1,400 players have gone on to compete in the McDonald's All-American Games.
The 2019 McDonald's All American Game will be held on March 27th in Atlanta, Georgia at State Farm Arena. The games consist of forty-eight high school seniors, 24 boys and 24 girls who were selected from 800 nominees from across the country.
Interested in tickets? Tickets are now on sale and can be found on Ticketmaster.com.
The POWERADE Jam Fest will be held Monday, March 25th on ESPN2 at 7:30 pm ET. This includes the three-point contest and dunk competition.
The games will air at 5:00 pm ET on ESPN2 on Wednesday, March 27th for the 18th annual girls game. The 42nd annual boys game will follow closer to 7:00 pm.