One of the most exciting days of the year for a high school basketball player is the day the McDonald's All-American rosters get announced. That day was today, and two incoming Big East players will be in the game at the United Center on April 1. They are Marquette commit Henry Ellenson and Villanova commit Jalen Brunson.
Ellenson, from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, becomes the fourth Marquette commit to ever be named an All-American, and the first since 1982, when Kenny Trotter was named to the team. Ellenson is also the 11th best player in the country, per 247Sports, and is the highest rated player to go to Marquette since Doc Rivers.
Brunson, from Lincolnshire, Illinois, joins a long list of Villanova commits to play in the All-American game under coach Jay Wright. He is the 7th player to play in the game since Wright became Villanova's coach in 2001. It is also worth pointing out that Brunson is the lone representative from the state of Illinois in this year's game.
Here's a full list of the teams for the McDonald's All-American Game, which is set to take place on April 1, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois:
|Ben Simmons (LSU)||Malik Newman (Uncommitted)|
|Jaylen Brown (Uncommitted)||Brandon Ingram (Uncommitted)|
|Henry Ellenson (Marquette)||Carlton Bragg (Kansas)|
|Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky)||Allonzo Trier (Arizona)|
|Jawun Evans (Oklahoma State)||Jalen Brunson (Villanova)|
|Antonio Blakeney (LSU)||Caleb Swanigan (Uncommitted)|
|Dwayne Bacon (Florida State)||Malachi Richardson (Syracuse)|
|Cheick Diallo (Uncommitted)||Deyonta Davis (Michigan State)|
|Luke Kennard (Duke)||Ivan Rabb (Uncommitted)|
|Thomas Bryant (Uncommitted)||Stephen Zimmerman (Uncommitted)|
|Diamond Stone (Uncommitted)||Chase Jeter (Duke)|
|Dedric Lawson (Memphis)||Perry Dozier (South Carolina)|