Williams '17 Nominated for McDonald's All American Game

McDonald’s just released the list of 729 high school seniors nominated for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games, which will tip off March 29th at Chicago’s United Center.  St. Edmund Prep is proud to announce that Jordan Williams '17 is one of just five players in New York State to be selected for this honor.

Williams is the first basketball player in school history to earn an All-American nomination, and recently became the sixth male to score 1,000 points at St. Edmund Prep.  He led the CHSAA A-Division in scoring as a junior, netting 19.2 points per game.  Through the first 15 games this season, he is slightly ahead of that pace, scoring at a clip of 19.9 points per game. He has won the Father Thomas Doyle Trophy two years in a row as the leading scorer in the prestigious Msgr. King Tournament.  An athletic 6-foot-5 playmaker, Williams is a key cog to an Eagles team that is currently 10-5 (3-3 CHSAA).

The final rosters of 24 boys and 24 girls will be revealed on Jan. 17 during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, broadcast this year from The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

Players from 48 states and the District of Columbia were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

“The 729 high school seniors nominated for the McDonald’s All American Games are the best representation of high school basketball talent in the country,” said Morgan Wootten, Hall-of-Fame basketball coach and McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “From Hawaii to Alaska to Maine, we are thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments. We know it will be a very difficult, but fun task to select the final 24 girls and 24 boys players later this month.”The 2017 McDonald’s All American Games boys and girls rosters will be selected from the pool of nominees by the McDonald’s All American Games selection committee, through a series of balloting system votes. The process and committee is led by Wootten.

Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Since its inception, the McDonald’s All American Games have raised more than $11 million for the Charity and its network of local Chapters. RMHC gives families a warm place to take a break, have a hot meal, get some sleep, and so much more which supports the critical needs of children and families during difficult times.

The 40th Annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. (Central). The Boys Game immediately follows at 8 p.m. (Central).

Get in the Game by following the McDonald’s All American Games Twitter handle, @McDAAG, to receive up-to-date information and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2017 Games including; key announcements, local player/coach recognitions, fan giveaways and historical Games facts and figures.

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