DeAndre Ayton joins Arizona Wildcats' McDonald's All-Americans

DeAndre Ayton joins Arizona Wildcats' McDonald's All-Americans

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DeAndre Ayton joins Arizona Wildcats' McDonald's All-Americans

McDonald's High School All-American center Deandre Ayton (0) poses for a photo during the 2017 McDonald's All American Game Portrait Day at Chicago Marriott.

McDonald’s High School All-American center Deandre Ayton (0) poses for a photo during the 2017 McDonald’s All American Game Portrait Day at Chicago Marriott.

With the arrival of DeAndre Ayton next season, the Arizona Wildcats will have had 23 McDonald’s All-Americans.

The first?

Guard Craig McMillan out of Coverdale, Calif. in 1984.

The most recent?

Ayton, a highly touted center out of Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, in 2017.

PHOTOS: See Arizona Wildcats’ McDonald’s All-Americans through the years

Several Arizona high school boys basketball players that went on to play at Arizona have been chosen for the game, in addition to Ayton.

Those include forward Sean Elliott out of Tucson Cholla High in 1985, Mike Bibby, a guard out of Phoenix Shadow Mountain High in 1996, Richard Jefferson, a forward out of Phoenix Moon Valley High in 1998 and Jerryd Bayless, a guard out of Phoenix St. Mary’s High in 2007.

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Sean Miller has recruited eight McDonald’s All-Americans to Arizona.

  • Forward Brandon Ashley out of Findlay Prep in Nevada in 2012
  • Grant Jerrett, a forward out of Chino Hills, Calif. in 2012
  • Forward Aaron Gordon out of San Jose, Calif. in 2013
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (forward) from Chester, Pa. in 2013
  • Stanley Johnson (forward) out of Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif. in 2014
  • Guard Allonzo Trier out of Findlay Prep in 2015
  • Guard Kobi Simmons out of Alpharetta, Georgia in 2016
  • Center DeAndre Ayton out of Phoenix Hillcrest Prep in 2017

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To see all 23 Arizona Wildcats’ McDonald’s All-Americans through the years, click here.

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