The Arizona Wildcats will have a McDonald’s All-American for a second consecutive season.
UA signee Rondae Jefferson has been chosen to play in the prestigious McDonald’s game, according to a report on Philly.com, citing Chester High School athletic director Jeffery Legette.
The 24-player roster will be announced Feb. 14. The game is set for April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
Jefferson also was recently selected to play in the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland on April 20.
Jefferson, a 6-7 forward, would be the 18th McDonald’s All-American to play at the UA.
Herman Harris was the last high school All-American basketball player (pre-McDonald’s game) from Chester, Pa., in 1973. He, too, ended up at Arizona, averaging 12.5 points per game for his career and ranking 35th in career scoring.
Here is a list of McDonald’s All-Americans who have played at Arizona, including players who arrived via transfers:
|Craig McMillan||1984||Coverdale, Coverdale, Ca.|
|Sean Elliott||1985||Cholla, Tucson|
|Brian Williams||1987||St. Monica Catholic, Santa Monica, Ca.|
|Chris Mills||1988||Fairfax, Los Angeles|
|Khalid Reeves||1990||Christ the King, Middle Village, N.Y.|
|Ben Davis||1991||Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va.|
|Mike Bibby||1996||Shadow Mountain, Phoenix|
|Loren Woods||1996||Cardinal Ritter College Prep, St. Louis|
|Richard Jefferson||1998||Moon Valley, Phoenix|
|Jason Gardner||1999||North Central, Indianapolis|
|Hassan Adams||2002||Westchester, Los Angeles, Ca.|
|Mustafa Shakur||2003||Friends Central, Wynnewood, Pa.|
|Jawann McClellan||2004||Charles H. Milby, Houston|
|Chase Budinger||2006||La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad, Ca.|
|Jerryd Bayless||2007||St. Mary’s, Phoenix|
|Grant Jerrett||2012||Lutheran, La Verne, Calif.|
|Brandon Ashley||2012||Findley Prep, Henderson, Nev.|
Note: Two other McDonald’s All-Americans signed with Arizona but went straight to the pros – Ndudi Ebi (2002 All-American) and Brandon Jennings (2008).