Duke’s Cooper Flagg, Rutgers commits Ace Bailey and Dylan Harper lead loaded McDonald’s All-American roster – Yahoo Sports activities

Duke’s Cooper Flagg, Rutgers commits Ace Bailey and Dylan Harper lead loaded McDonald’s All-American roster – Yahoo Sports activities

Cooper Flagg of Montverde Academy and Zoom Diallo of Prolific Prep are both McDonald's All-Americans (John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Cooper Flagg of Montverde Academy and Zoom Diallo of Prolific Prep are each McDonald’s All-American citizens (John Jones/Icon Sportswire by means of Getty Photographs)

The McDonald’s All-American boys roster has been published for the 2024 highschool magnificence and it is Duke dedicate Cooper Flagg and a couple of Rutgers commits (Ace Bailey and Dylan Harper) that prepared the ground as the highest skill NBA scouts and managers will probably be gazing in 3 days of practices and the sport on April 2 in Houston, Texas.

The video games began in 1977 and a lot of NBA gamers have performed within the prestigious sport through the years. LeBron James was once commemorated in 2003 and his son, Bronny, performed closing 12 months and scored 15 issues and added 4 assists. Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum have all been previous individuals within the McDonald’s All-American Sport.

Roster breakdown for the 2024 boys crew

The No. 1 crew within the nation, Montverde Academy (Florida), has 3 gamers represented: Flagg (Duke), Derik Queen (uncommitted) and Liam McNeeley (Indiana). All 3 gamers will probably be enjoying for the West Group.

Prolific Prep (California) additionally has 3 gamers represented within the sport: Zoom Diallo (Washington), Derrion Reid (Alabama) and Aiden Sherrell (Alabama) will all be enjoying for the East Group.

Faculty techniques Alabama (Sherrell and Reid), Rutgers (Bailey and Harper), North Carolina (Ian Jackson and Drake Powell), Kentucky (Boogie Fland and Jayden Quaintance) and Duke (Flagg and Isaiah Evans) all have two dedicated gamers featured within the sport.

There are 3 gamers that stay uncommitted: Queen, Karter Knox and Bryson Tucker.

Time beyond regulation Elite was once eligible for gamers to be known as McDonald’s All-American citizens for the primary time this 12 months and feature two gamers representing this system: Knox and John Bol (Ole Omit).

Underneath are the overall rosters for the East and West groups.

West Group:

G Jalil Bethea (Miami)

C John Bol (Ole Omit)

F Isaiah Evans (Duke)

F Cooper Flagg (Duke)

G Boogie Fland (Kentucky)

G/F Ian Jackson (North Carolina)

G/F Liam McNeeley (Indiana)

G Tahaad Pettiford (Auburn)

G Drake Powell (North Carolina)

F Jayden Quaintance (Kentucky)

C Derik Queen (uncommitted)

F Bryson Tucker (uncommitted)

East Group:

F Ace Bailey (Rutgers)

C Flory Bidunga (Kansas)

F Carter Bryant (Arizona)

G Zoom Diallo (Washington)

G V.J. Edgecombe (Baylor)

F Donavan Freeman (Syracuse)

G Dylan Harper (Rutgers)

G Tre Johnson (Texas)

G Karter Knox (uncommitted)

G Trent Perry (USC)

F Derrion Reid (Alabama)

C Aiden Sherrell (Alabama)

Largest snubs

The guideline permitting most effective 3 gamers from any highschool crew to be known as a McDonald’s All-American has in point of fact harm each Asa Newell (Georgia dedicate) and Rob Wright (Baylor dedicate), who’re enjoying for undefeated Montverde this season. It is transparent the crew is stacked with one of the crucial highest skill in the highschool magnificence and for each gamers not to be known along their friends for one of the vital most sensible honors in highschool basketball is de facto ridiculous.

Newell is a projected lottery select within the 2025 NBA Draft and it seems like a leave out from the choice committee to exclude him from enjoying in entrance of the a lot of NBA scouts and managers that attend practices for the week. Newell, ranked No. 16 total within the 2024 magnificence, received a gold medal for Group USA on the 2022 FIBA U17 Basketball Global Cup and was once additionally a member of the Males’s U19 Nationwide Group this previous summer time. Wright, a five-star level guard, is main all gamers in assists (7.4) in Nike’s EYBL Scholastic league, enjoying towards the highest highschool groups within the nation.

Duke dedicate Kon Knueppel, the No. 12 participant within the nation, did not play AAU ball closing spring and summer time and the balloting committee has noticed restricted video games this season. The 6-foot-6 guard has been unbelievable for his highschool crew, Wisconsin Lutheran, and Knueppel did not make the commute to Las Vegas in September for the Wootten Camp (the place the vast majority of balloting contributors have been in attendance).

Michigan State dedicate Jase Richardson has been enjoying extremely smartly this season for the No. 2 crew within the nation, Christopher Columbus (Florida). It is a bit of too little too past due for Richardson after he was once compelled to sit down out nearly a complete 12 months with a knee harm and balloting contributors most probably did not get a possibility to peer sufficient of him. He was once named probably the most treasured participant of the sport on the Hoophall Vintage just lately after placing up 21 issues (7-for-11 from the sphere), six rebounds and 3 assists. Over the summer time he was once 3rd in scoring at Nike’s Peach Jam, the place he averaged 20.8 issues and four.2 assists in step with sport.