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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  • Jdbucks73

    Well deserved if he makes it, just can’t wait for him to be in the Cream and Crimson already!

  • mmiller.sc

    I realize they transferred, but I believe Jason Collier, Neil Reed and Luke Recker were McDonald’s All-Americans as well.

  • This is correct.

  • Andrew

    Delray Brooks (1984) and Ricky Calloway (1985) should both be on this list. That’s just off the top of my head, I could be missing others…let’s get a better (accurate) list. And yes I’m aware they both transferred eventually, but so did Sherron Wilkerson.

  • Andrew

    Oh yeah…Neil Reed and Luke Recker made the team too. They should all count.

  • Casey B.

    The Selection Show has actually been moved to 5:00 p.m. ET.

  • Sherron Wilkerson didn’t transfer. He was dimissed from the team and didn’t end up at another D1 school. The way Stat Sheet lists it, if a player transfers, they’re listed at the school they finished up with.

  • Thanks. Updated the post.

  • Casey B.

    My pleasure.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Man, look at that run RMK had from 1987 to 1991. No wonder the 1992 team was so close to another championship (if it weren’t for the injury to Henderson). That’s a murderers row of recruits there with Edwards, Anderson, Graham, Graham, Bailey, and Henderson and possibly the best player (Calbert Cheaney) not even on the list!!!

    I’m feeling a return to these type days coming very, very soon baby!

  • hoosier in philly

    So many great names and great basketball memories. Zeller will be one of the IU greats. Hard to believe Cheaney wasn’t a McDonald’s All American. The 1989 recruiting class has to be IU’s best class of all time.

  • Anonymous

    Zeller will big a big help next season immediately. But an NCAA bid is going to take more than one player, especially a freshman. Zeller will not be able to play all 40 minutes every single game. To be successful next season, Pritchard, Elston, and Capo all need to work on their post moves because as of now, IU has no post presence on offense. Also, it is possible that Zeller may take a while to develop into a Big Ten player.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I was about ready to post how odd it was that Calbert Cheaney, one of IU’s greatest players ever, wasn’t a McDonald’s All-American. But you beat me to it, so I’ll just reply to you. Man, I loved Calbert. Time to go scour YouTube for some footage of #40. I remember going nuts one time because a bar in Bloomington (pretty sure Kilroys) had his name spelled wrong on their menu.

  • Jmossler

    I actually thought Funderburke was the best player in that class before he left. Injuries limited his effectiveness later, but he still had a nice NBA career.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully Cody will be the first of many McDonald’s All-Americans in the Crean area!

  • Andrew

    1993 was the year Henderson was injured actually.

  • Andrew

    Wow…OK. That certainly is splitting hairs. Wilkerson then should be listed at whatever non-D1 school he ended up with. And for all Stat Sheet knows, RMK dismissed Calloway, for example, and told him to take a hike. It only makes sense to list where these kids originally signed.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    We need to get on this kid from Canada right away!!!

    Check this out! He’s a freaking 8th grader. He’s not going to be a secret though since this clip was featured on YAHOO!

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/blog/prep_rally/post/Amazing-360-dunk-makes-8th-grader-Canada-s-great?urn=highschool-318705

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Ah, thanks man. They were nearly a final four team in 1992 right? And then they did make it in 1993 without him?

    No, scratch that. If I remember correctly they were a final four team in 92 and would have been a favorite to win it all in 93 IF Henderson wouldn’t have gone down.

    Yeah, that’s it. Thanks man.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    What a freaking class!!! Funderburke, Graham, Graham, and Calbert in one class. Holy freaking cow!

    Starting to look a lot like the 2012 class, eh???

  • Anonymous

    Wow. That is pretty ridiculous for an eighth grader to have that much athleticism.

  • I don’t disagree with what you’re saying, but this is the list I was able to find, so I went with it and added the disclaimer.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t he end up at Hope? I think it’s in Atlanta.

  • Anonymous

    Calbert had a broken leg his senior year. I don’t know if he’d have been in the game or not, but that’s why a lot of people had no idea who he was. Knight hadn’t even seen him play if I remember correctly, and offered a scholarship because the assistant coach recruiting him (don’t remember who it was exactly–Waltman or Felling, perhaps,) said they had to get him (and then was a nervous wreck, knowing his reputation and job were pretty much tied to being right.)

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget, they also had the big redheaded guy from Bloomington South who ended up transferring to Vanderbilt! OK, do forget it, he was pretty terrible.

  • Anonymous

    Remind me again, who were the two in Gordon’s class rated ahead of him?

  • Beasley and Rose. Although I believe RSCI is a composite ranking.

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    The 2007 rankings according to Rivals were #1 Derrick Rose, #2 Eric Gordon, #3 Derrick Rose, #4 O.J. Mayo, #5 Kyle Singler, #6 Kevin Love.

    What a stacked class

  • Anonymous

    Derrick Rose was #1 and #3? Man, they really thought he was good.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a lot to ask for out of the 2012 class…I see Hanner being the only sure-fire NBA player vs. Funderburke (OSU transfer), Greg Graham and Calbert.

    Yogi and Patterson are probably too undersized. Jurkin has potential, but who really knows — especially with these injury problems. Tell you what, if we get Harris or Hollowell, we’ll be splitting hairs as far as comparing classes.

    Of course, we all said the same thing when Patterson, Neil Reed, Charlie Miller and Michael Hermon came to b-town….eek

  • Anonymous

    Ha, right Hoosier89, think he meant Beasley.

    Regardless, what’s scary is that Blake Griffin was #23….

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Haha oops. I guess my subconscious wouldn’t let Beasley be ahead of EJ and Rose. Edited.

  • Anonymous

    It changed frequently, but at points, Singler and Beasley were ahead of him, and that got shuffled around constantly.

  • Diesel

    Sports Center this morning –

    1) Bob Knight breaks down the ball screen ran by Duke. He played out all the different options with it and why Duke is so successful using it. I’m going to guess mostly because the guy running is named Nolan Smith, is super quick, and can get to the basket and finish. EVERYONE on the wing is a threat to make the three on the kick, and the big is a threat to finish at the rim.

    2) Gus Johnson getting much love calling the #6 play in top 10 plays. BTN better lock him down, real fast.

  • Diesel

    Sports Center this morning –

    1) Bob Knight breaks down the ball screen ran by Duke. He played out all the different options with it and why Duke is so successful using it. I’m going to guess mostly because the guy running is named Nolan Smith, is super quick, and can get to the basket and finish. EVERYONE on the wing is a threat to make the three on the kick, and the big is a threat to finish at the rim.

    2) Gus Johnson getting much love calling the #6 play in top 10 plays. BTN better lock him down, real fast.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody else check out Duke’s list of McDonald’s All Americans? The talent that Coach K gets every year is just ridiculous. It will make you sick to look at IU’s in comparison. I am excited as anyone to see what IU can do with top level talent the program deserves.

  • Marsh21

    Capo will not be here next year for sure.

  • Anonymous

    Just like Harry Palmer in “Cheech & Chong’s ‘Still Smokin’.”

    “I understand this year you came in first AND third.”

  • Anonymous

    That’s hard to believe that ESPN wouldn’t have put all the Duke recruits 1-4 and all the UNC recruits right behind them.

  • Plane1972

    Seems strange not to see Steve Alford on a McDonalds list. Really goes to show how being in the right program can make or break guys who either peak in high school or are diamonds in the rough who bloom in college. Knight’s screening motion was perfect for him.

    AJ Guyton is another one.

  • Anonymous

    Injuries derailed the ’93 team, but I get more upset about the year we lost to Duke in the Final Four. Still to this day, that is probably the worst officiated game I can ever recall watching. Those late 80s to early 90s teams were amazing. Talent, depth, character. They had it all.

  • Alford was Mr. Basketball and not a McDonald’s All-American and James Blackmon Sr. was Mr. Basketball runner-up and a McDonald’s All-American.

  • marcusgresham

    Isn’t Chris Lawson the guy I’m thinking of?

  • marcusgresham

    Didn’t something pretty similar to that happen with Woody Austin and Shawn Kemp?

  • millzy32

    Didn’t we lose to Duke in the Final Four in 1992 when Jamal Meeks couldn’t hit a shot or something like that? I may be wrong it may have been 1993. With Henderson though title 6 was a lock. Sour Grapes I guess look at Purdue no titles and still chanting after the game that we suck.

  • millzy32

    Didn’t we lose to Duke in the Final Four in 1992 when Jamal Meeks couldn’t hit a shot or something like that? I may be wrong it may have been 1993. With Henderson though title 6 was a lock. Sour Grapes I guess look at Purdue no titles and still chanting after the game that we suck.

  • MillaRed

    He was, however, a National Player of the Year. I think he would make that trade!

  • MillaRed

    He was, however, a National Player of the Year. I think he would make that trade!

  • millzy32

    I assume that’s Eric’s little Brother????? What class????

  • millzy32

    I assume that’s Eric’s little Brother????? What class????