The McDonald’s All-American boys’ and girls’ All-Star basketball games are Wednesday in Chicago.
The girls’ game will start at 5 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2. The boys’ game starts at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Both games will be played at the United Center.
There are two Duke recruits playing in the boys’ game and four Kentucky recruit, but no boys from the Carolinas. It’s the first time since 2008 that there isn’t an N.C. player in the boys’ game.
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▪ Providence Day’s Janelle Bailey, the 2016-17 Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg girls’ player of the year, is the only N.C. player in the girls’ game.
Bailey, a 6-foot-3 senior who signed with North Carolina, will play for the East. She is the second Providence Day player to make the McDonald’s game, following Jatarie White, who played in 2014. White transferred from South Carolina to Texas and will have two years eligibility remaining beginning in the 2017-18 season.
Other Mecklenburg County girls to play in the McDonald’s game include South Mecklenburg’s Joy Cheek (2006) and Butler’s Cierra Burdick (2011).
McDonald’s Girls’ All-American Rosters
High school (Location)
Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Wesleyan School (Peachtree Corners, Ga.)
Ribault (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Saint Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.)
West Side Leadership (Gary, Ind.)
Queen of Peace (North Arlington, N.J.
Riverdale (Murfressboro, Tenn.)
Saint Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.)
North Shore (Houston)
Mary Lewis Academy (Jamaica, N.Y.)
Monacan (North Chesterfield, Va.)
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
St. Joseph Catholic (Kenosha, Wis.)
Bishop’s School (La Jolla, Calif.)
Legacy Christian (Beaumont, Texas)
Grandview (Aurora, Colo.)
Cypress Ranch (Cypress, Texas)
Troy (Fullerton, Calif.)
South Salem (Salem, Ore.)
The Colony (The Colony, Texas)
Wagner (San Antonio)
McDonald’s Boys’ All-American Rosters
F Wendell Carter (Pace Academy (Georgia)/Duke commit)
G Trevon Duval (IMG Academy (Florida)/Undecided)
F P.J. Washington (Findlay Prep (Nevada)/Kentucky commit)
G Quade Green (Neumann Goretti (Pennsylvania)/Kentucky commit)
F Kevin Knox (Tampa Catholic (Florida)/Undecided)
F Nick Richards (St. Patrick’s (New Jersey)/Kentucky commit)
C Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette (Louisiana)/Western Kentucky commit)
G Collin Sexton (Pebblebrook (Georgia)/Alabama commit)
G Lonnie Walker (Reading (Pennsylvania)/Miami commit)
F Mohamed Bamba (Westtown (Pennsylvania)/Undecided)
F Kris Wilkes (North Central (Indiana)/UCLA commit)
F Jarred Vanderbilt (Victory Prep Academy (Texas)/Kentucky commit)
C DeAndre Ayton (Hillcrest Prep (Arizona)/Arizona commit)
F Michael Porter Jr. (Nathan Hale (Washington)/Washington commit)
G Gary Trent Jr. (Prolific Prep (California)/Duke commit)
F Brian Bowen (La Lumiere School (Indiana)/Undecided)
G Troy Brown Jr. (Centennial (Nevada)/Oregon commit)
G Jaylen Hands (Foothills Christian (California)/UCLA commit)
F Jaren Jackson Jr. (La Lumiere School (Indiana)/Michigan State commit)
C Brandon McCoy (Cathedral Catholic (California)/Undecided)
F Charles O’Bannon Jr. (Bishop Gorman (Nevada)/USC commit)
F Billy Preston (Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)/Kansas commit)
G M.J. Walker (Jonesboro (Georgia)/Undecided)
G Trae Young (Norman North (Oklahoma)/Undecided)