2016 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2016 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
20160330 MCDAAG co-MVPs Frank Jackson and Josh Jackson cropped square.jpg
1st Half2nd Half Total
East 4760 107
West 5262 114
DateMarch 30, 2016
ArenaUnited Center
CityChicago, Illinois
MVP/MOPJosh Jackson
Frank Jackson
McDonald's All-American
20152017 >

The 2016 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago Bulls. The game's rosters features the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 2016. The game is the 39th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1977.

The 24 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, was chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who had been involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, served as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee.

Proceeds from the 2016 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio and its Ronald McDonald House program.


The rosters were announced on January 17.[1][2] At the time of the roster announcement the 24 players included 22 of the top 25 players according to the 2016 ESPN 100. The two highest rated players (Jayson Tatum) were named to the East team. The West team roster was highlighted by (Josh Jackson).[3][4] Duke signee Harry Giles would remain the No. 1 overall player in the 2016 high school class but was not eligible or invited to play due to an ACL tear at Oak Hill Academy which ended his senior year.[5] Dennis Smith Jr. Would become ineligible due to an injury before his senior year and enrolled early to NC State. ESPN's number 9 ranked and Florida State signee, Jonathan Isaac was an ineligible postgraduate student. Three other five-star recruits were also ineligible, number 15 ranked Rawle Akins, number 16 ranked and Villanova signee, Omari Spellman, and number 24 ranked and Kentucky signee, Wenyen Gabriel.[6] The highest ranked nominee not chosen was Auburn signee, Mustapha Heron.

On March 9, 2016, Lonzo Ball was named the Morgan Wootten award winner, an award given to the best male McDonald's All American player who presents outstanding character, leadership and embodies the value of being a student-athlete in the classroom and the community. Kobi Simmons committed to Arizona on January 16th during the Spalding HoopHall Classic. On January 28th, Udoka Azubuike committed to Kansas (joining Josh Jackson). On April 12th, Josh Jackson committed to Kansas (joining Azubuike). On May 19th, Marques Bolden selected Duke (joining Tatum and Frank Jackson). On June 3rd, Jarrett Allen committed to Texas (joining Jones).

2016 West Roster[edit]

Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
3 Josh Jackson 6-8 195 SF/SG San Diego, CA Justin-Siena HS Kansas^
5 Lonzo Ball 6-6 170 PG Anaheim, CA Chino Hills HS UCLA
8 Malik Monk 6-3 185 SG Lepanto, AR Bentonville HS Kentucky
9 T. J. Leaf 6-9 215 PF El Cajon, CA Foothills Christian HS UCLA
11 Frank Jackson 6-3 185 SG Alpine, UT Lone Peak HS Duke
14 Joshua Langford 6-5 215 PG Huntsville, AL Madison Academy Michigan State
19 Jarrett Allen 6-10 235 C Austin, TX St. Stephen's Episcopal School Texas^
20 Marques Bolden 6-10 240 C Dallas, TX DeSoto High School Duke^
23 Dewan Huell 6-9 230 PF Miami, FL Miami Norland Senior HS Miami (FL)
24 Kyle Guy 6-2 170 PG/SG Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central HS Virginia
28 Alterique Gilbert 6-0 170 PG Lithonia, GA Miller Grove HS Connecticut
37 Zach Collins 6-11 220 C Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman HS Gonzaga

The West team is coached by:

2016 East Roster[edit]

Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
2 Jayson Tatum 6-9 205 SF St. Louis, MO Chaminade Duke
4 Bam Adebayo 6-9 260 PF Pinetown, NC High Point Christian Academy Kentucky
6 Miles Bridges 6-7 225 SF Flint, MI Huntington Prep School Michigan State
7 De'Aaron Fox 6-4 170 PG Cypress, TX Cypress Lakes HS Kentucky
10 Markelle Fultz 6-4 185 G Upper Marlboro, MD DeMatha Catholic HS Washington
13 Terrance Ferguson 6-7 185 G Tulsa, OK Advanced Preparatory International Academy Arizona^
18 Kobi Simmons 6-6 165 PG Atlanta, GA St. Francis HS Arizona
22 Udoka Azubuike 6-11 270 C Jacksonville, FL Potters House Christian Kansas
21 Tony Bradley 6-11 230 PF Bartow,FL Bartow High School North Carolina
27 V. J. King 6-7 179 SF Fairfax, VA Paul VI High School Louisville
27 Sacha Killeya-Jones 6-11 215 PF Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia Episcopal School Kentucky
35 Andrew Jones 6-4 195 SG Irving, Texas MacArthur High School Texas^
Sacha Killeya-Jones
V. J. King

The East team was coached by:

^Player was uncommitted when the team was announced.

Box Score[edit]

Kyle Guy won the Jack Daly sportsmanship award.

Josh Jackson and Frank Jackson led the West to a 114–107 victory with 19 points apiece.[7]

March 30, 2016
09:00 pm ET
East 107–114 West
Scoring by half: 47-52, 60-62
Pts: Tatum 18
Rebs: Adebayo 12
Asts: Fox 7
Pts: J. Jackson/F. Jackson 19
Rebs: Leaf 9
Asts: Ball 13
United Center, Chicago, IL
Referees: Troy Boardman, Jason Shook, Vernal Taylor


The Powerade Jam Fest was held at the Chicago Theatre on March 28.

During the Powerade Jam Fest held at the Chicago Theatre on March 28, Frank Jackson won the dunk contest, Malik Monk won the three-point contest and Jayson Tatum won the skills competition.[8][9]

See also[edit]

2016 McDonald's All-American Girls Game


  1. ^ Borzello, Jeff (2016-01-18). "McDonald's All-American rosters feature four Kentucky Wildcats". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  2. ^ "McDonald's All American Game: Boys Roster". USA Today. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  3. ^ Borzello, Jeff (January 18, 2016). "McDonald's All-American rosters feature four Kentucky Wildcats". ESPN. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "2O16 McDonald's All American Games Boys And Girls Rosters - Alphabetical". McDonald's All-American Game. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Jordan, Jason. "Players say game feels different without Harry Giles and Dennis Smith". Www.usatodayhss.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Phillips, Scott. "2016 McDonald's All-American Rosters announced". Www.nbcsports.com.
  7. ^ "Josh Jackson, Frank Jackson lead West in McDonald's All-American". ESPN. Associated Press. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  8. ^ Jordan, Jason (2016-03-28). "Utah's Frank Jackson wins JamFest dunk contest at McDonald's All American Game". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  9. ^ Jordan, Jason (2016-03-28). "Kentucky signee Malik Monk wins 3-point contest at McDonald's All American Game JamFest". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-03-29.

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