2017 McDonald’s All-American Game: Full rosters, committed players

The 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game, one of the most anticipated gatherings of top-rated high school talent, will tip off on Wednesday, March 29.

The game will feature 24 of the nation’s best high school basketball players, some committed and some not, at the United Center in Chicago.

Below find the full rosters, a list of committed players and the finalists for uncommitted players before the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game.

*All rankings are taken from 247Sports unless noted otherwise*

Committed Players:

Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke)
Quade Green (Kentucky)
Nicholas Richards (Kentucky)
Mitchell Robertson (Western Kentucky)
Collin Sexton (Alabama)
Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky)
Lonnie Walker IV (Miami)
P.J. Washington Jr. (Kentucky)
Kris Wilkes (UCLA)

Undecided Players:

Trevon Duval – No. 5 overall recruit in the nation.

Considering: Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Seton Hall, Baylor

Mohamed Bamba – No. 3 overall recruit in the nation.

Considering: Michigan, Kentucky, Texas, Duke

Kevin Knox II – No. 8 overall recruit in the nation.

Considering: North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida State

Committed Players:

Deandre Ayton (Arizona)
Troy Brown Jr. (Oregon)
Jaylen Hands (Oregon)
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State)
Chuck O’Bannon Jr. (USC)
Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri)
Billy Preston (Kansas)
Gary Trent Jr. (Duke)
Trae Young (Oklahoma)

Undecided Players:

Brian Bowen II – No. 15 overall recruit in the nation.

Considering: Texas, Michigan State, N.C. State, Arizona, Creighton

Brandon L. McCoy – No. 11 overall recruit in the nation.

Considering: Michigan State, UNLV, Oregon, San Diego State, Arizona

M.J.Walker – No. 22 overall recruit in the nation.

Considering: UCLA, UNLV, Ohio State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Kansas

Commit Count:

Six players: Undecided
Four players: Kentucky
Two players: Duke, Oregon
One player: Arizona, Michigan State, Oklahoma, USC, Missouri, Western Kentucky, Alabama, UCLA, Kansas


College basketball fans are looking ahead to the Final Four, but next year's potential stars stole the spotlight for one night at the 2017 McDonald's All-American Game.

The high school All-Star showcase featured 24 of the nation's best prospects, including each of Scout's top nine recruits and 23 5-stars.

No wonder the rosters combined for 216 points. And while the final score of the exhibition is insignificant, the West team pulled out a 109-107 victory over the East.

College projection had no effect on the grades. They're based solely on what happened Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

High marks don't guarantee future success, and a low evaluation doesn't mean a player is destined to bust. It's simply an overview of how tomorrow's superstars fared on one night.


Mohamed Bamba

The biggest critique of Mohamed Bamba is he struggled away from the rim. But since he scored a game-high 17 points at a 7-of-10 clip, that can be overlooked for now.

Although Bamba misfired on both threes he attempted, the uncommitted center showed a workable shooting form. He can likely develop a jumper while making an immediate impact on defense, like he did Wednesday with four blocks.

Grade: A

Troy Brown Jr.

As if Oregon fans don't have enough to be excited about right now, Troy Brown Jr. was excellent in Chicago. The nation's No. 11 prospect displayed his picturesque shooting form, knocking down 5-of-9 shots for 12 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes.

Grade: A

Wendell Carter Jr.

In 2016-17, Duke lacked a true interior presence who could consistently score. Should Wendell Carter Jr.'s freshman campaign mirror the McDonald's game, he might be that answer.

Carter tallied 10 points on a 5-of-6 mark from the floor, adding five rebounds, three assists and one block. The cycle's No. 4 prospect showed great touch on a left-handed hook shot and disrupted several shots on defense.

Grade: A

PJ Washington Jr.

Although the Kentucky commit didn't have a flashy game, PJ Washington assembled a superb all-around performance.

Offensively, Washington scored seven points and had one assist. On the other end, he snatched five rebounds and three steals while forcing a couple more contested looks.

Grade: A

Mitchell Robinson

Five-star prospects typically head to blue-blood programs and major-conference schools. Not so with Mitchell Robinson, who is following his godfather to Western Kentucky.

Robinson compiled a wonderfully efficient game with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, highlighted by a reverse alley-oop. He chipped in three rebounds and two blocks.

Grade: A

Collin Sexton

The All-Star showcase perfectly suited Collin Sexton, a flashy guard comfortable playing at a rapid tempo.

Alabama's marquee signee collected eight points, seven assists and four steals. Sexton was throwing alley-oops and tossing off-the-backboard passes and going between-the-legs in midair throughout his 23 enjoyable minutes.

Grade: A-

Jaylen Hands

Out goes Lonzo Ball, in comes Jaylen Hands. UCLA should have few concerns about its primary ball-handler next season.

Ranked No. 26 nationally, he accumulated 14 points, three assists and two steals. Hands confidently attacked the rim and drew several fouls, finishing 8-of-10 at the charity stripe.

Grade: A-

DeAndre Ayton

Scout's top-rated prospect, DeAndre Ayton was a beast on the glass. He secured nine offensive rebounds, from where the majority of his eight points resulted. The Arizona pledge nabbed a game-best 11 boards while also tallying three steals and one assist.

Grade: A-

Kevin Knox

If any Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina fans aren't excited about Kevin Knox after Wednesday, there might be something wrong with their basketball brains.

Knox was a perfect 6-of-6 inside the arc, but the 1-of-5 clip from deep—while disappointing—isn't a long-term concern. He added one block of Ayton at the rim, one steal and one assist.

Grade: A-


Michael Porter Jr.

The MVP of the exhibition, Michael Porter Jr. made his largest contributions near the basket. He tallied 17 points and eight rebounds, connecting on 6-of-9 attempts inside the arc.

However, the Missouri commit struggled from both the free-throw and three-point lines, finishing 5-of-8 and 0-of-4, respectively. Porter mentioned as much during his in-game interview.

Grade: B+

Brandon McCoy

One of six uncommitted prospects at the All-American game, Brandon McCoy showed his appeal with a superb defensive effort. He altered a couple of shots early in the first half before making the most important play of the contest.

Collin Sexton drove and lofted a potential game-tying layup in the closing seconds, but the 7'0" center swatted the ball away.

Although he mustered a 3-of-12 shooting mark, McCoy knocked down seven free throws to tally 13 points. The nation's No. 8 prospect had seven rebounds, four blocks and four steals.

Grade: B+

Billy Preston

It wouldn't be surprising if Billy Preston explodes for 20-25 points in multiple games as a freshman. He buried a step-back three, jumper off the dribble and a catch-and-shoot triple en route to 10 points for the West team.

But Preston's biggest task at Kansas will be making a more diverse impact. He had three rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes.

Grade: B+

Trevon Duval

Whichever program signs Trevon Duval is adding a gem.

No player presented a quicker first step than the 6'3" point guard, who is rated No. 3 nationally. That showed in his explosiveness toward the rim, where he scored most of his eight points. Duval also dished three assists.

Four turnovers and an 0-of-3 mark from long distance drag down his grade, but Duval has A-plus potential.

Grade: B

Trae Young

How do you draw attention to yourself? Take—and miss—a really deep shot, which may result in people wondering what you're doing. Then, do it again, and drain it.

Trae Young showed off his ridiculous range with a pair of near-30-foot jumpers and added another straight-on trifecta. The Oklahoma pledge ended the night with nine points on 3-of-11 shooting, but five assists and four rebounds buoyed his performance.

Grade: B

Charles O'Bannon Jr.

We didn't hear much from Chuck O'Bannon Jr. until the second half. And very quickly, the USC commit announced his presence.

O'Bannon attempted shots on consecutive possessions, driving to the rim and shooting a corner three. Despite his game-low 11 minutes, O'Bannon still netted 10 points.

Grade: B

Lonnie Walker IV

Miami is slowly asserting itself as a perennial tourney contender thanks to recruiting success, and that's partly because the program has started to sign talent like Lonnie Walker IV.

The Pennsylvania native notched seven points, two assists and one block during his 14 minutes. Walker constantly looked to lead a fast break, but his chasedown block after air-mailing a three-pointer showed a valuable defensive mindset.

Grade: B

Quade Green

First, the good news. Quade Green had nine points, seven assists and five rebounds. Those are great numbers for a point guard!

However, seven turnovers and a 1-of-6 mark from long distance are suboptimal results. Kentucky will be expecting Green to never repeat that part.

Grade: B-


Jarred Vanderbilt

The Kentucky pledge certainly doesn't lack confidence. Jarred Vanderbilt looked comfortable with the ball in his hands, though that doesn't mean he was efficient with it.

Vanderbilt made one sensational 30-foot bounce pass between three defenders, but four turnovers and four fouls limited the power forward's minutes to 13. He snared six rebounds.

Grade: C+

Gary Trent Jr.

Sometimes shooters have a bad day. Such was the case for Gary Trent Jr., a deadeye shooter who simply didn't have it Wednesday.

The Duke-bound guard trudged to a 3-of-11 finish—including a 1-of-5 clip beyond the arc—for seven points. Don't expect that to happen many nights with the Blue Devils.

Grade: C

Brian Bowen

"Tugs" was the unquestioned MVP in the hair department. Unfortunately for Brian Bowen, his on-court play wasn't as spectacular.

An uncommitted 5-star, Bowen never seemed to find a rhythm or a consistent energy level. The small forward ended with a 1-of-6 mark from the floor, registering three points.

Grade: C-


Nicholas Richards

Another Lexington-bound talent, Nicholas Richards picked up four fouls in 14 minutes. The country's No. 16 prospect chipped in two points, four rebounds and two blocks.

MJ Walker

While six teammates reached double figures, MJ Walker quietly contributed in the complementary departments. In just 12 minutes, the uncommitted guard posted four rebounds and four assists. Walker only had the chance to take three shots and missed them all.

Jaren Jackson

His putback dunk was impressive, but that's basically the only noteworthy play from Jaren Jackson. A Michigan State pledge, he managed five points and three rebounds. Jackson is a tremendous prospect but definitely needs to bulk up for the college level.

Kris Wilkes

On consecutive possessions in the second half, Kris Wilkes made a jumper and a dunk. The UCLA signee simply wasn't involved in much else during 13 minutes on the floor. Wilkes had eight points.

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