UPDATE: Two Indiana basketball standouts — Kris Wilkes of North Central and Jaren Jackson Jr. of La Lumiere — are on the rosters for the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American game. Final rosters were announced late Sunday night. Wilkes, who will play for the East team, is committed to UCLA; Jackson, on the West team, is headed for Michigan State. The game is May 29 at the United Center in Chicago.
The following story, about nominations for the McDonalds All American Game, was originally published on Jan. 10, 2017.
The McDonald’s All American Game nominees were named on Tuesday and several in-state players were selected on the boys’ and girls’ side.
The rosters will be cut to 24 senior players for the games, which will be played on March 29 at the United Center in Chicago.
Here’s a look at the in-state selections:
Boys: Brian Bowen, La Lumiere; Isaiah Coleman-Lands, La Lumiere; Jacob Epperson, La Lumiere; Jaren Jackson Jr., La Lumiere; Cooper Neese, Cloverdale; Jordan Poole, La Lumiere; Marcus Smith, Horizon Christian; Isiah Stokes, La Lumiere; Kris Wilkes, North Central; Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider.
Girls: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead; Rachel McLimore, Zionsville; Aly Reiff, Whitko; Daly Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph’s; Mason VanHouten, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Macee Williams, Fountain Central; Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central.
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