The top 48 players will take the court this March for the Games’ 45th anniversary
For some of high school basketball’s elite athletes, the McDonald’s All American Games is where aspirations are born, dreams are realized and hype becomes legacy. Becoming one of the final 48 players is an honor unlike any other and this year, a new generation of high school hoopers are set to make their mark on history. Today, McDonald’s announced the final rosters for the 2022 All American Games in Chicago – with Kijani Wright and Amari Bailey of Sierra Canyon High School joining a long list of greats to be named to the prestigious showcase over 45 years. Kijani and Amari’s selection was revealed today during a live segment on ESPN’s NBA Today. The complete list of 2022 McDonald’s All Americans can be viewed at mcdaag.com.
These forty-eight high school seniors – comprising the top 24 girls and 24 boys in the country – were selected from more than 760 nominated players by a committee of basketball experts. Kijani and Amari are now etched in history alongside more than 1,584 high school players to be named to the McDonald’s All American Games since 1977 – a legendary group including Michael Jordan, Breanna Stewart, LeBron James, Trae Young, Azzi Fudd, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Jalen Green, Cade Cunningham, Paige Bueckers, Chet Holmgren, Sabrina Ionescu and many more of your favorite players.
Tickets for the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games are available now through Ticketmaster. ESPN2 will air the POWERADE Jam Fest at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, March 28. ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games live on Tuesday, March 29. The annual Girls Game will air on ESPN2 at 6:30 p.m. ET and the Boys Game will immediately follow on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.
Supporting the Local CommunityThe McDonald’s All American Games have benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and its network of local Chapters since their inception in 1978. RMHC helps brings communities together to support children and families throughout their healthcare journey by providing comfort, care and vital resources, when it’s needed most.
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