McDonald's All-American Game

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The McDonald's All-American Game is the all-star basketball game played each year for American and Canadian boys' and girls' high school basketball graduates.wikipedia
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Doc Rivers

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Rivers was a McDonald's All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Larry Johnson (basketball, born 1969)

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In his senior year of high school Johnson was a member of the 1987 McDonald's High School All-American Team that also included future NCAA and NBA stars like Marcus Liberty, Elliot Perry, Mark Macon, Rodney Monroe, Dennis Scott, Elmore Spencer, Chris Corchiani, and fellow Texas prep star LaBradford Smith.

Kevin Garnett

In high school, Garnett was a 1995 McDonald's All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award.

Paul Pierce

Pierce was a high school McDonald's All-American and earned consensus first-team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas.

Vince Carter

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A high school McDonald's All-American, Carter played three years at the University of North Carolina.

Magic Johnson

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Johnson, who finished his high school career with two All-State selections, was considered at the time to be the best high school player ever to come out of Michigan and was also named to the 1977 McDonald's All-American team.

Shawn Kemp

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There has been some speculation that Kemp was purposely passed over for the award because he verbally committed to the University of Kentucky and didn't express interest in staying in-state to play college ball (Austin committed to Purdue University.) Kemp was selected to the 1988 McDonald's High School All-American team (considered one of the best classes of all-time ), along with such notable players as Alonzo Mourning, Billy Owens, Todd Day, Lee Mayberry, Chris Mills, Anthony Peeler, and Stanley Roberts.

Dominique Wilkins

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Wilkins then starred in the McDonald's All-American Game, The Capital Classic, The Kentucky Derby Festival Classic, and The Dapper Dan Classic All-Star Games.

1980 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

The game was the 3rd annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.

1981 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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The game was the 4th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.

Candace Parker

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However, that contest has been won twice by girls—first in 2004 by Candace Parker, and most recently in 2019 by Fran Belibi.
In 2004, she was named Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, WBCA All-American and McDonald's All-American.

James Worthy

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Named both a Parade Magazine and McDonald's All-American, he was selected to play in the 1979 McDonald's All-American Game that featured future NBA Hall of Famers Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, and Ralph Sampson.

Jason Kidd

The all-time prep leader in assists (1,155) and the state's seventh-highest career scorer (2,661 points), Kidd was voted California Player of the Year for the second time and also a McDonald's All-American.

Aubrey Sherrod

A left-handed shooting guard, he was considered one of the top prospects of his class, and was selected as MVP of the 1981 McDonald's All-American Game.

1982 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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The game was the 5th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.

Rudy Woods

His successful senior season earned him a selection as a McDonald's All-American.

Carmelo Anthony

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He was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic, scoring a game-high 27 points, and the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game, where he played on the same team with two future New York Knicks teammates, Raymond Felton and Amar'e Stoudemire.

Kobe Bryant

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The awards included being named Naismith High School Player of the Year, Gatorade Men's National Basketball Player of the Year, a McDonald's All-American, and a USA Today All-USA First Team player.

Glenn Robinson

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He was selected as a McDonald's All-American and along with Chris Webber was one of the MVPs of the Dapper Dan Roundball classic.

Dwight Howard

He was also co-MVP (with J. R. Smith) of the McDonald's All-American Game that year.

1985 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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The game was the 8th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.

Amar'e Stoudemire

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Among Stoudemire's high school honors was being selected to play in the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where he played with two future New York Knicks teammates, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton.