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Chicago may be hosting the McDonald’s All-American Games–a  showcase for the nation’s top boys and girls basketball players–but they won’t have much of an Illinois flavor–on the court, at least.

The lone boys nominee from Illinois, Simeon’s Steve Taylor, didn’t make the cut when the official rosters were announced on Thursday. On the girls side, however, three Chicago-area girls were selected to play at the United Center: Janee Thompson, Jewell Loyd and Morgan Tuck. See the full rosters below.

March 28, United Center
8:30 p.m., ESPN (live)


No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College

5 Kyle Anderson G/F 6-8 225 St. Anthony, NJ (North Bergen, NJ) UCLA

15 DaJuan Coleman F/C 6-10 285 Jamesville-DeWitt, NY (DeWitt, NY) Syracuse

3 Kris Dunn G 6-3 180 New London, CT (New London, CT) Providence

34 Perry Ellis F/C 6-8 220 Wichita Heights, KS (Wichita, KS) Kansas

2 William Goodwin F 6-8 250 Southwest DeKalb, GA (Decatur, GA) Memphis

40 Gary Harris G 6-4 195 Hamilton Southeast, IN (Fishers, IN) Michigan State

25 Amile Jefferson F 6-9 205 Friends Central, PA (Philadelphia, PA) Undecided

12 Tyler Lewis G 5-11 165 Oak Hill Academy, VA (Statesville, NC) N.C. State

32 Tony Parker F/C 6-9 280 Miller Grove, GA (Lithonia, GA) Undecided

22 Alex Poythress F 6-8 225 Northeast, TN (Clarksville, TN) Kentucky

44 Rodney Purvis G 6-3 192 Upper Room Christian, NC (Raleigh, NC) N.C. State

24 T.J. Warren G/F 6-7 205 Brewster Academy, NH (Durham, NC) N.C. State


No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College

10 Brandon Ashley F 6-9 215 Findlay Prep, NV (San Francisco, CA) Arizona

33 Isaiah Austin F/C 7-0 210 Grace Prep, TX (Arlington, TX) Baylor

22 Anthony Bennett F 6-7 230 Findlay Prep, NV (Brampton, Ontario) Undecided

1 Kevin Ferrell G 5-11 160 Park Tudor, IN (Indianapolis, IN) Indiana

24 Archie Goodwin G/F 6-5 195 Sylvan Hills, AR (Little Rock, AR) Kentucky

11 Grant Jerrett F/C 6-9 220 Lutheran, CA (Chino Hills, CA) Arizona

15 Shabazz Muhammad G 6-6 215 Bishop Gorman, NV (Las Vegas, NV) Undecided

5 Marcus Paige G 6-1 165 Linn-Marr, IA (Marion, IA) North Carolina

21 Devonta Pollard F 6-7 200 Kemper County, MS (Porterville, MS) Undecided

55 Cameron Ridley C 6-10 260 George Bush, TX (Houston, TX) Texas

3 Marcus Smart G/F 6-4 200 Marcus, TX (Flower Mound, TX) Oklahoma State

35 Rasheed Sulaimon G 6-4 185 Strake Jesuit (Houston, TX) Duke

March 28, United Center
6:30 p.m., ESPNU


No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College

13 Brianna Butler G 5-11 174 Nazareth Regional, NY (Brooklyn, NY) Syracuse

4 Kahleah Copper G 6-1 150 Prep Charter, PA (Philadelphia, PA) Rutgers

11 Bashaara Graves F 6-2 191 Clarksville, TN (Clarksville, TN) Tennessee

23 Bria Holmes G 6-1 154 James E. Hillhouse, CT (Hamden, CT) West Virginia

14 Malina Howard F/C 6-3 210 Twinsburg, OH (Twinsburg, OH) Maryland

22 Niya Johnson G 5-7 153 P.K. Young, FL (Gainesville, FL) Baylor

24 Michaela Mabrey G 5-9 138 Manasquan, NJ (Belmar, NJ) Notre Dame

5 Sierra Moore G/F 5-11 162 Delone Catholic, PA (Hanover, PA) Duke

21 Alexis Prince G/F 6-2 180 Edgewater, FL (Orlando, FL) Baylor

30 Breanna Stewart F 6-3 170 Cicero-North Syracuse, NY (North Syracuse, NY) Connecticut

20 Brittney Sykes G 5-9 140 University, NJ (Newark, NJ) Syracuse

3 Janee Thompson G 5-7 128 Whitney Young, IL (Chicago, IL) Kentucky


No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College

1 Jordan Adams G 6-1 175 Mater Dei, CA (Irvine, CA) USC

33 Candice Agee F/C 6-6 180 Silverado, CA (Victorville, CA) Penn State

3 Katie Collier C 6-3 155 Seattle Christian, WA (Kent, WA) Washington

25 Nirra Fields G 5-9 150 Mater Dei, CA (Los Angeles, CA) UCLA

32 Moriah Jefferson G 5-7 123 Home School (Dallas, TX) Connecticut

30 Alexis Jones G 5-8 150 MacArthur, TX (Irving, TX) Duke

24 Jordan Jones G 5-6 128 DeSoto, TX (DeSoto, TX) Texas A&M

23 Jewell Loyd G 5-9 155 Niles West, IL (Lincolnwood, IL) Notre Dame

34 Xylina McDaniel F/C 6-2 186 Spring Valley, SC (Columbia, SC) North Carolina

31 Imani Stafford C 6-7 185 Windward, CA (Los Angeles, CA) Texas

44 Morgan Tuck F 6-2 180 Bolingbrook, IL (Bolingbrook, IL) Connecticut

11 Courtney Williams G/F 6-1 167 North Shore, TX (Houston, TX) Texas A&M

Tickets to the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games are available via Ticketmaster and charge-by-phone at 1-
866-909-GAME. Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of
Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI).

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