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Marist and Morgan Park Basketball Players Finalists For McDonald's All American Games

Jetaun Rouse and Billy Garret might get the chance to play at the United Center in front of a national audience.

McDonald’s has announced its list of high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All AmericanGames, taking place on April 3 at Chicago’s United Center.

Jetaun Rouse of Marist High School and Billy Garrett of Morgan Park High School were announced as nominated players.

The list includes two local basketball players and 16 Illinois high school seniors who become eligible to make the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 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.

Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Selected Illinois players include.

The complete list of Illinois players:

  • Boys Nominees
    • 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)
    • Andrew Zelis (Wheaton North High School – Wheaton)
  • 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. 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,” said Morgan Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman in a news release. “Today we celebrate these young players, and we look forward to selecting the final team next month.”

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