McDonald’s All-American game rosters to be announced on Thursday

  • 02/09/2011 7:35 pm in

For the first time since Eric Gordon in 2007, Indiana basketball is expected to have a recruit selected for the McDonald’s All-American game.

The rosters for this year’s game, which will be played at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday, March 30 at 10 PM ET, will be announced Thursday on ESPNU at 5:00 PM ET.

Indiana signee and Washington forward Cody Zeller is expected to be the third Zeller (Luke – 2005, Tyler – 2008) to be selected to participate in the country’s most prestigious all-star game.

Here’s a look at the Indiana players that have been selected as McDonald’s All-American’s, courtesy of StatSheet.com (Note: players that transferred and finished at another D1 school are not included on this list):

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  • Anonymous

    Quite possibly the most underachieving class ever at IU. I really thought Charlie Miller was going to be something.

  • Anonymous

    Quite possibly the most underachieving class ever at IU. I really thought Charlie Miller was going to be something.

  • millzy32

    Depending on the rankings I think Mayo was number one in most of them. He also got paid to go to USC.

  • MillaRed

    Ya know Pat, the fact he can knock down the 8-15 footer will really open things up for guys like Will and VO.

    Furthermore, we will finally have a post presence you have to respect and Jordy?Roth will appreciate that.

    It isn’t really the 1 player you suggest, it’s what a post presence means to this team. I think his rebounding alone will make a huge difference. He is a ball hawk.

    Will it add up to an NCAA appearance? Don’t know. But we’ll be pretty darn close.

  • MillaRed

    We forgive Mr. Blackmon. His son may very well receive both accolades before he is officially a Hoosier.

  • JerryCT

    Now that some are in “next year” mode ………… let me remind all fans that in 1966-1967 season IU came from last place in the B10 the year before to win the B10 and go to the NCAA.

    Not sure this has ever been done since. This 1966-67 team can serve as our inspiration

  • HoosierFromCT

    I think he’s in 7th grade. Supposedly he’s dunking consistently in games

  • Anonymous

    Just like Jordy & Roth will appreciate CZ, CZ will appreciate Hanner & Jurkin.

    Hopefully next year starts a continuing pattern of this type.

  • Anonymous

    A person has gotta have goals. CTC brings up pieces of IU bball history quite often so maybe he can drag this tidbit out for our current team (and next year’s team) as something to aspire to.

  • kentuckyHOOSIER

    I agree Milla , and think he will make Watford unstoppable because of the space he will provide

  • hoosier in philly

    That’s a no brainer, Calbert was just amazing. What class was Matt Nover in. I was a big fan of his.

  • joe

    I disagree. I think Zeller with a current healthy roster is enough to make IU an avg B10 team. In fact, we are getting close to being an avg B10 team now. Add Zeller and we are definitely an avg B10 team next year. So, an avg B10 team finishes about 5th in B10. The B10 usually gets in 5 teams. We’re going next year, believe it!

  • Anonymous

    They went to Ohio State, not Indiana, this is for All-Americans that went to IU, not that they are from the state of Indiana.

  • MillaRed

    With that being a nice possibility, makes you wonder if this is the lineup
    KYH,

    G Hulls
    G Creek
    G/F Sheehey
    F Watford
    F Zeller

    Against a longer team I think you start The Pritch but I really like this
    lineup.

  • Anonymous

    So did Knight. He looked like the second coming of Calbert Cheaney and played like the second coming of Pat Knight.

  • Anonymous

    Nover was in with that bunch, too, I think. The only regular season IU game I ever got to see in person was the loss to Kentucky at Freedom Hall when Cheaney, Nover, Travis Ford and Jamaal Mashburn all four had 29 points.

  • millzy32

    That was both of my parents’ first year at IU. They also got to see the Rose Bowl IU team too. Maybe we could get a double whammy this year and see both the Basketball and Football teams finally make that big stride. I like Wilson and he wants big boys in the trenches which is a good sign.

    Go Hoosiers

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention the fact that the majority of teams in the league are losing multiple key players next year, so everyone else should come back to the pack while Indiana isn’t losing anyone but JR.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t that also the same year as the Rose Bowl team? I’d put more money on next year’s basketball team winning the conference than the football team, that’s for sure.

  • Anonymous

    ’92 Final Four was when Todd Leary almost brought IU back with three 3’s in less than a minute (I think). First IU team I was old enough to remember.

  • Anonymous

    If I remember, Knight did see Calbert play as a Junior. I think Evansville Harrison lost to a bad Jasper team and Calbert had a horrible game. Knight left thinking that Calbert was soft and was mid-major material.

    IU staff saw him playing well in the summer and helped change Knight’s mind. I think Calbert didn’t injury his foot until halfway through his senior year, but had already said he was coming to IU. But you’re right, not many people had seen him play and he was really underrated coming out of HS…one of the “lesser” recruits in the class.

  • Anonymous

    Nover came the year before (’88) but red-shirted as a freshman.

  • Anonymous

    Some at the time thought it was the best recruiting class ever assembled. There were 7 players originally.

  • Anonymous

    We lost Henderson and Pat Graham, right? I think that was the year Linderman red-shirted and we had to play Calbert at the 4 in a number of games. I think Brian Evans was our only “big” off the bench, which obviously didn’t play to his skill set.

  • MillaRed

    It makes me wonder. EJ still does a lot in Indiana and seems to be on our bandwagon. Although he isn’t frequenting games to my knowledge or anything.

    With that being said, does he……

    Encourage little brother to go to IU and be a part of something he really wasn’t allowed to realize with Barfy McSampson at the helm?

    Or was the experience too hard on him to the extent he would suggest another school?

    Sure would be nice to see the kid in candy stripes.

  • since1957

    Correct and the 1983 team had a player by the name of Tom Sheehey………which I believe is Will’s uncle!! Great genes come through.

  • Luke72

    It’s offical Cody will play on the West McDonald’s All Star Team. He will be joined on that team with Marquis Teague, Autin Rivers, and Anthony Davis! Bets would be that the West would be favored. Who knows? These games have little to do with team play! Nice honnoer for Cody!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, that was Cheaney’s junior year and Henderson’s freshman year. The next year with Cheaney/Graham/etc. as seniors and Henderson as a sophomore was the year IU was one of the heavy favorites until Henderson went down!