For the second consecutive season, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller will be bringing in two McDonald’s All-Americans in the same recruiting class.
Miller signed Mickey D’s All-Americans Brandon Ashley and Grant Jerrett in last year’s recruiting class, and he added Aaron Gordon to the commitment list Tuesday morning after signing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the fall.
Until last season, Arizona had never brought in multiple McDonald’s All-Americans in the same class.
Hassan Adams and Ndudi Ebi each signed in the 2002 class, but Ebi went straight to the pros. Mike Bibby and Loren Woods were both McDonald’s All-Americans in 1996, but Woods didn’t arrive in Tucson until after his transfer from Wake Forest.
This is the 36th year of the McDonald’s All-American Game, and 21 players from the game have signed with or played at Arizona.
Here is the full list:
|Craig McMillan||1984||Coverdale, Coverdale, Calif.|
|Sean Elliott||1985||Cholla, Tucson|
|Brian Williams||1987||St. Monica Catholic, Santa Monica, Calif.|
|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|
|Mustafa Shakur||2003||Friends Central, Wynnewood, Pa.|
|Jawann McClellan||2004||Charles H. Milby, Houston|
|Chase Budinger||2006||La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad, Calif.|
|Jerryd Bayless||2007||St. Mary’s, Phoenix|
|Grant Jerrett||2012||Lutheran, La Verne, Calif.|
|Brandon Ashley||2012||Findley Prep, Henderson, Nev.|
|Aaron Gordon||2013||Archbishop Mitty, San Jose, Calif.|
|Rondae Hollis-Jefferson||2013||Chester High, Chester, Pa.|
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).
Aaron Gordon commits to Arizona- wow, what a loaded front court! Sean Miller continues to get it done in Tucson. Great coach,great recruiter
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerrTNT) April 2, 2013