Wheaton North High School senior Andrew Zelis is one of 16 high school basketball players nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games, McDonald's announced Thursday.
The games will be April 3 at the United Center. The 16 Illinois players—13 boys and three girls—will be eligible to make the roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will play in the games. The final team will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14 at 4 p.m. CT, according to a McDonald's press release.
High school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee nominated the following players, according to the release:
- Boys Nominees
- Andrew Zelis (Wheaton North High School – Wheaton)
- Sterling Brown (Proviso East High School – Maywood)
- Alex Foster (Seton Academy College Prep High School – South Holland)
- Billy Garrett (Morgan Park High School – Chicago)
- Malcolm Hill (Belleville East High School – Belleville)
- Vincent Jackson (Cahokia High School – Cahokia)
- Kendrick Nunn (Simeon High School – Chicago)
- Jabari Parker (Simeon High School – Chicago)
- Kamal Shasi (Seton Academy College Prep High School – South Holland)
- Kendall Stephens (St. Charles East High School – St. Charles)
- Mark Weems (Seton Academy College Prep High School – South Holland)
- Lance Whitaker (Bartlett High School – Bartlett)
- Russell Woods (Simeon High School – Chicago)
- Girls Nominees
- Linnae Harper (Whitney Young High School – Chicago)
- Emmonie Henderson (Edwardsville High School – Edwardsville)
- JeTaun Rouse (Marist High School – Chicago)
More than 800 players from 39 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games. Texas received the highest number of nominees (80), followed by Oklahoma (73), Iowa (60), California (59) and Virginia (44). The complete list of nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com.
“This list of McDonald’s All American Games Nominees represents the finest prep talent in the country, and we are privileged to acknowledge them for their career success on the court, in the classroom and in the community,” Morgan Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman said in a statement. “Today we celebrate these young players, and we look forward to selecting the final team next month.”