The McDonald’s All American Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance made its final stop Monday, honoring forward Jayson Tatum at Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis.
Tatum, who signed with Duke in the fall, is ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2017 by ESPN.com. He is averaging more than 28 points a game for the Red Devils, who begin district play Thursday in Missouri.
Tatum expressed appreciation for the chance to follow other legendary McDonald’s All Americans such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and many others.
“It means the world to me to be in the same sentence and conversation with those guys and put the same jersey on as they did along with the other great players in their position,” he said. “It’s a dream come true and I’m just excited and can’t wait for the opportunity.”
The McDonald’s All American Game is March 30 in Chicago.