According to StatSheet.com, only two Friar recruits have ever played in the McDonald’s All-American Game since it started in 1977.
1995: God Shammgod
1990: Michael Smith
Delray Brooks also played in the game in 1984, but he first signed with Indiana before transferring to Providence after two seasons.
Kris Dunn has a great shot at becoming the next Friar to play in the famous game according to his coach.
“His name has been submitted,” said New London head coach Craig Parker. “I’m sure based on his current status – some publications rank Kris as the top point guard in the Class of 2012 – that he will have serious consideration for that game. That’s certainly something we’re hoping for regarding both him and our program.”
The Top 150 names are currently being voted on, with the Top 50 being selected in mid-January. Dunn should easily make it to that round with the way he has played this season so far and where he stands in all the rankings. After another round of voting, the field gets filtered down to 30 in late January for a final ballot. The announcement of the 24 players will be made in early February, with the game itself airing on ESPNU in mid-February.
Here is a PDF of the selection process, which includes everyone on the voting committee.
Note: Ricardo Ledo will be ineligible to make the team since he has taken more than 4 years to complete high school.
The selection criteria to be named to the McDonald’s All American Games Team adheres to the rules and regulations of the National High School Federation which states that once a student/athlete enters his/her ninth grade year, he/she has four consecutive years to complete his/her high school eligibility. Therefore, fifth-year players are not eligible to participate in the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games.