2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
20130403 Aaron Gordon MCDAAG MVP (3) cropped.jpg
Aaron Gordon earned MVP honors
1st Half2nd Half Total
East 4455 99
West 5654 110
Date April 3, 2013 9:30 PM ET
Arena United Center
City Chicago, Illinois
MVP/MOP Aaron Gordon
Officials Dave King
Bobby Daw
James Ford
Halftime show Trevor Jackson
Attendance 15,818
Network ESPN
Announcers Jalen Rose &
Jay Williams
McDonald's All-American
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The 2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game is an All-star basketball game that was played on April 3, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, home of the Chicago Bulls. It is the 36th annual McDonald's All-American Game for high school boys. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited blue chip boys high school basketball players graduating in 2013. Chicago, which became the first city to host the game in back-to-back years in 2012,[1] will continue to host the game annually at least until 2015.[2] The Kentucky Wildcats landed a record number of 5 selections at the time of the original selection and an additional later commitment. The West team won the game by a 110–99 margin and Aaron Gordon was MVP.


At halftime Demetrius Jackson was recognized with the Jack Daly Sportsmanship Award
Trevor Jackson, halftime entertainer

Kentucky established a record in 2013 with five selections (Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson) to the 24-man roster as well as a late addition, Julius Randle who have committed to one college program, while Duke (Jabari Parker and Matt Jones), North Carolina (Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks), Florida (Kasey Hill and Chris Walker) each had a pair of selections among their respective recruiting classes.[3] Arizona (Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson) also ended up with two commits after Gordon announced at the 2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game media day.[4] Later, Kansas had two selections as well, but Andrew Wiggins did not sign with Kansas until May 2013 to join Wayne Selden Jr..[5] The previous record of four athletes in a single school's recruiting class had been shared by Michigan (1991, featuring four of the group soon to be known as the Fab Five),[6][7] Duke (1999)[6] and Kentucky (2011)[6] The state of Texas produced five and the state of California produced four nominees.[3] Parker is a native of the host city.[3] The game includes a pair of twins in the Harrison brothers, which had recently happened in 2009 and 2006.[6] Nine of the top ten recruits, according to ESPN.com's Class of 2013 ESPN 100 listing were selected, but Julius Randle, who missed most of the season with a foot fracture was not selected, originally.[3] On March 6, Randle was added to the roster.[8] He committed to Kentucky on March 20.[9]

East Roster[edit]


# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
12 Anthony Barber 6-2 165 G Hampton, Virginia Hampton High School NC State
3 Keith Frazier 6-5 182 G Dallas, Texas Justin F. Kimball High School SMU
4 Isaiah Hicks 6-9 205 F Oxford, North Carolina J. F. Webb High School North Carolina
0 Kasey Hill 6-1 180 G Eustis, Florida Montverde Academy Florida
11 Demetrius Jackson 6-1 185 G Mishawaka, Indiana Marian High School Notre Dame
2 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 6-6 205 F Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chester High School Arizona
41 Dakari Johnson 6-11 250 C New York City, New York Montverde Academy Kentucky
5 Kennedy Meeks 6-10 285 C Charlotte, North Carolina West Charlotte High School North Carolina
30 Julius Randle 6-9 225 F Dallas, Texas Prestonwood Christian Academy Kentucky
1 Wayne Selden, Jr. 6-5 225 G Boston, Massachusetts Tilton School Kansas
35 Noah Vonleh 6-9 225 F Haverhill, Massachusetts New Hampton School Indiana
23 Chris Walker 6-10 215 F Bonifay, Florida Holmes County High School Florida
22 Andrew Wiggins 6-8 205 F Thornhill, Canada Huntington Prep School Kansas

West Roster[edit]


# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
23 Jabari Bird 6-6 185 G Richmond, California Salesian High School California
32 Aaron Gordon 6-8 220 F San Jose, California Archbishop Mitty High School Arizona
4 Isaac Hamilton 6-5 185 G Bellflower, California St. John Bosco High School Texas-El Paso
2 Aaron Harrison 6-6 215 G Richmond, Texas William B. Travis High School Kentucky
5 Andrew Harrison 6-5 215 G Richmond, Texas William B. Travis High School Kentucky
14 Matt Jones 6-5 198 G DeSoto, Texas DeSoto High School Duke
24 Marcus Lee 6-10 202 F Antioch, California Deer Valley High School Kentucky
35 Jarell Martin 6-9 222 F Tallulah, Louisiana Madison Preparatory Academy LSU
22 Jabari Parker 6-8 240 F Chicago, Illinois Simeon Career Academy Duke
10 Bobby Portis 6-10 220 F Little Rock, Arkansas Hall High School Arkansas
0 Nigel Williams-Goss 6-3 180 G Happy Valley, Oregon Findlay Prep Washington
1 James Young 6-6 210 G Rochester, Michigan Rochester High School Kentucky


On March 18, Parker earned the Morgan Wootten Male Player of the Year (also known as the McDonald's player of the year).[11] The award recognizes "the McDonald's All-American who demonstrates outstanding character, exhibits leadership and exemplifies the values of being a student-athlete in the classroom and the community".[12] He won the award over five other finalists: Aaron Gordon, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson and Andrew Wiggins.[12]

On April 1, Demetrius Jackson won the boys skills contest, Nigel Williams-Goss won the three-point shooting contest and Chris Walker won the slam dunk competition at the Ratner Center.[13] Aaron Gordon posted 24 points and 8 rebounds to earn the MVP of the game.[14]


The West team was coached by:

The East team was coached by:


April 3, 2013
East 99–110 West
Scoring by half: 44–56, 55–54
Pts: Andrew Wiggins 19
Rebs: Julius Randle 7
Asts: Demetrius Jackson, Anthony Barber 4
Pts: Aaron Gordon 24
Rebs: Gordon, Jabari Parker 8
Asts: Nigel Williams-Goss 6


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  2. ^ Jordan, Jason (October 24, 2012). "McDonald's All American Games to stay in Chicago". USA Today. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "McDonald's All Americans announced". ESPN. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Becht, Colin (April 3, 2013). "After committing to Arizona, Aaron Gordon eyes the future". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Telep, Dave (May 15, 2013). "No. 1 Andrew Wiggins picks Kansas". ESPN. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "2013 McDonald's All-American Games Rosters Announced". SLAM Magazine. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Flores, Ronnie (March 22, 2012). "I'm Lovin' It: Great McDonald's moments". ESPN. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ Telep, Dave (March 6, 2012). "Julius Randle added to McDonald's game". ESPN. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Telep, Dave (March 20, 2012). "Julius Randle commits to Kentucky". ESPN. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "McDonald's All American® 2O13 Team". McDonaldsAllAmerican.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jabari Parker, Taya Reimer picked as McDonald's players of the year". FOX Sports. Associated Press. March 18, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Powers, Scott (March 18, 2013). "Jabari Parker wins Wootten award". ESPN. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ Helfgot, Mike (April 1, 2013). "McDonald's All-American games - Parker third in dunk contest; Walker takes title". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "West's Aaron Gordon named MVP". ESPN. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 

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