Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills, Calif., will be playing in the McDonald’s All America Boys Basketball Game on Wednesday. Cassius Winston of Detroit Jesuit didn’t make the cut for McDonald’s, a surprising oversight, considering, like Ball, he ensured his high school team would stay in the Super 25 high school boys basketball rankings by leading it to a state title last week.
Ball had 15 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists in a 70-50 defeat of De La Salle (Concord) in the CIF Open Division state championship on Saturday. The Huskies, the No. 1 team in the Super 25, finished the season at 35-0.
Winston had 31 points in a 69-49 defeat of North Farmington in the Michigan Class A championship. He also had 27 points in a 72-51 defeat of Dakota (Macomb) in the Class A semifinal and 25 points in a 62-47 defeat of Ypsilanti in Class A quarterfinal. The Cubs also finished the season unbeaten, at 28-0 and moved up a spot to No. 5 in the Super 25.
With few teams playing, there were no new teams in the rankings this week. However, this coming week, eight teams in the Super 25 will play in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals, so some shakeup is possible next week in the final rankings of the season.