ACC league play is officially in full swing, as college football fans can now take a momentary breath and turn their attention to the high-level of basketball play across the conference now that the football season has concluded. With fans of teams across the ACC basketball landscape beginning to get a feel on just how good their teams are, some followers will be able to look ahead to next year with hope, no matter how well their respective squad has performed this season to date.
Late on Monday evening, McDonald’s announced the rosters for their annual McDonald’s All-American game, which features the top high school prospects in the nation. The ACC has established itself as one of the premier basketball conferences in the country of late, and unsurprisingly, the rosters of the annual high school all-star game reflect just how powerful the league has become.
While there are a handful of players that will participate in the game that are still uncommitted on their plans for next season, the ACC has six future representatives that will take part in the match-up of the nation’s elite. Although six participants is the most of any conference, the number could have ballooned much higher. The #1 overall prospect in the ESPN 100, Duke PF commit Harry Giles, tore his ACL two months ago, and obviously will not be able to play. Additionally, the fourth-ranked prospect, NC State PG commit Dennis Smith Jr. (6’2″ 180 lbs.), enrolled early at the school, and as a result, will not play. Finally, the ninth-rated prospect in the ESPN 100, 6’9″ Florida State-bound wing Jonathan Isaac (#9 in ESPN 100), cannot participate since he took a post-graduate year at IMG Academy prior to enrolling at Florida State.
The 39th annual McDonald’s High School All-American Game will take place on March 30th at the United Center in Chicago. The full list of ACC participants, along with their respective schools and recruiting rankings, can be found below.
PF/C Tony Bradley (6’10” 235 lbs.) #22 in ESPN 100.
SF Jayson Tatum (6’9″ 200 lbs.) #2 in ESPN 100
SG Frank Jackson (6’4″ 195 lbs.) #14 in ESPN 100
SF V.J. King (6’7″ 180 lbs.) #23 in ESPN 100
PF Dewan Huell (6’9″ 230 lbs.) #26 in ESPN 100
SG Kyle Guy (6’2″ 170 lbs.) #25 in ESPN 100