There could be a representative from the Philadelphia area in the McDonald’s All American game. There are several local players that have been nominated to play in this prestigious high school basketball game, which features the top players in the nation.
Rondae Jefferson, Chester High’s 6-foot-7 senior, heads the lists of scholastic standouts from the Delaware Valley. Jefferson will play his college basketball at the University of Arizona next season. Rysheed Jordan, Vaux High’s 6-foot-4 senior, leads the Public League in scoring. Jordan averages 24.0 points a game. Jordan is being recruited by UCLA, Temple and St. John’s.
Jefferson and Jordan are joined by Brandon Austin (Imhotep Charter), John Davis (Neumann-Goretti), Quadir Welton (Math, Civics & Sciences), Miles Overton (St. Joseph’s Prep), Stephen Vasturia (St. Joseph’s Prep), Jai Williams, (Philadelphia Electric Charter School), Quadir Welton (Math, Civics & Sciences), Julian Moore (Germantown Academy), Yosef Yacob (Archbishop Carroll), B.J. Johnson (Lower Merion), Greg Dotson (Germantown Academy) and Amar Stukes (La Salle).
A complete list of McDonald’s All American Game nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. The final roster of 24 boys who will be selected to play in the game will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. The game will be played on April 3 at 9:30 p.m. from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN.