The 2023 rosters were chosen from a shortlist of 722 nominees by some of the country’s top analysts, prep scouts, media and coaches based on competitive criteria. This year’s players join some of the biggest names in basketball who have donned the iconic jersey over the years and made big waves at the next level, including Cole Anthony, Sophie Cunningham, Mrs. Ogwumike and Derrick Rose.
“McDonald’s has a long legacy of using our place in culture to fuel the passions of our fans – whether it’s music, art, fashion or sports. And over the past 46 years, the McDonald’s All American Games have become one of the greatest moments in basketball, ” said Tariq HassanDirector of Marketing and Customer Experience, McDonald’s USA. “The incredible talent we’ve seen in this program is why it has stood the test of time. Games week is an opportunity for future legends to show the whole world what they’re made of, and I can’t wait to see what the class of ’23 brings it to court.”
Making the girls dream team
The 2023 Girls Lists feature four players from California, the most represented state. This includes some of the best players in the area like Judea Watkins (Sierra Canyon School), Breya Cunningham (La Jolla Country Day School), Amanda Musa (High School) and jada williams (La Jolla Country Day School).
And to complete the roster, this squad will feature nationally ranked stars from across the county such as Mikaylah Williams (Parkway High School – LA), Jadyn Donovan (Sidwell Friends School – CC) and Hannah Hidalgo (Paul VI Secondary School – NJ).
The boys are ready to ball
The 2023 Boys roster includes some of the game’s most elite high school stars, with four coming from New Jersey and three others from California.
From top to bottom, both rosters have talent and depth – with guys like DJ Wagner (Camden High School – RJ), justin edwards (Imhotep Institute Charter High School – PA, Isaiah Collier (Wheeler High School – GA) and bronny james (Sierra Canyon High School – CA).
A complete list of the final 2023 McDonald’s American Games rosters is available at mcdaag.com.
Training the best ball players
Having elite coaches to lead these future stars is a must. Four high school coaches from different regions of the county will lead the girls’ and boys’ teams during this year’s Games:
- Girls East Team Coach, Kathleen Richey-Walton from Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Georgia
- Coach of the West Women’s Team, Karen Weitz of the Centenary College of Las Vegas, Nevada
- East Team Coach Boys, Richard Bacon in DeSoto High School at the DeSoto, Texas
- West Team Coach Boys, Grant Rice of the bishop Gorman Catholic High School at the Las Vegas, Nevada
History of construction experience
There are plenty of ways to witness future gaming stars in action – whether you’re traveling to Houston or watching at home:
- Tickets for the POWERADE® jam fest in Monday, March 27th are now available at gofan.co. Tickets are free with a suggested donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RHMC).
- Tickets for the All McDonald’s Placemats at the Toyota Center in Tuesday, March 28 are now available at toyotacenter.com.
- Fans can tune in to the POWERADE Jam Fest at Monday, March 27th at the 7:30 pm ET on ESPN2. McDonald’s All American Girls Game 2023 airs Tuesday, March 28 at the 6:30 pm EST on ESPN2 and Boys Game will follow immediately on ESPN at 9pm ET.
“Houston and all of our great fans will be an amazing backdrop to welcome the next big stars of the Games when they hit the court in March,” said the 2008 McDonald’s All American Mrs. Ogwumike. “This city means a lot to me and I just want to give back everything it has given me over the years. Houston will be the proving ground for the next generation of high school basketball players in 2023 and I can’t wait for the city to show this class what we’re all about.”
Supporting the Community
McDonald’s All American Games Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and its network of local chapters since its inception. The 2023 Games will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of greater houston / galveston. During Games week, fans will also have the chance to support the RMHC’s mission by donating to various Games activities. RMHC helps bring communities together to support children and families throughout their healthcare journey, providing comfort, care and vital resources when they are needed most.
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