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Report: Arizona signee selected to McDonald’s All-America Game

Rondae Jefferson

Rondae Jefferson dunks during the Nike Global Challenge in Alexandria, Va., this summer. Photo by Evan Habeeb-USA Today Sports.

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:

Player Year High School
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).


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