We’re in the midst of March Madness and heading into the NBA Playoffs soon, but to see tomorrow’s stars today don’t miss the McDonald’s All American Games.
The top 48 high school basketball players will be showing off their talent at the United Center. McDonald’s All American Games alumni include Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Candace Parker, Maya Moore, and many other basketball stars. This is your opportunity to say you saw these stars before they blew up.
Since its inception in 1977, 1,248 players have been selected as McDonald’s All Americans and 96 percent of those kids went on to play Division 1 basketball in college. Most of the players have come from Illinois, California, Texas, New York, and Virginia. A selection committee consisting of the country’s top basketball coaches and media select the teams out of a pool of 700 players. High school basketball coach Morgan Wootten, winner of more than 1,200 games, has lead the selection committee since the beginning.
The games have been held in Chicago since 2011 and they have seen they’re highest five-year attendance in their history here.
The McDonald’s All American Games takes place March 30 at the United Center located at 1901 W. Madison St. The girls game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the boys game at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and more information visit mcdonaldsallamerican.com/aag/en/home.