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UK recruits make the McDonald’s All American nominations

MKG was Co-MVP of last year’s game

The nominations for this year’s McDonald’s All American game came out earlier this week, and in typical ‘Death and Taxes’ form, the recruits Kentucky has either signed or is still pursuing are all over the list. In fact, all three of UK’s commitments for next year’s class are nominated, so it looks like the Cats will be well represented in the game yet again. Here are the relevant nominees:

Archie Goodwin – Sylvan Hills HS, Sherwood, AK (Someone should probably tell them he’s not from Arizona.)

Tony Parker – Miller Grove HS, Lithonia, GA

Willie Cauley – Olathe Northwest HS, Olathe, KS

Anthony Bennett – Findlay Prep, Henderson, NV

Shabazz Muhammad (Surprise!) – Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV

Amile Jefferson – Friends Central HS, Wynnewood, PA

Alex Poythress – Northeast HS, Clarksville, TN

A few notes on the list…

–The state of Kentucky has zero nominees, tied for the fewest with a bunch of other states that have zero nominees.

–Go ahead and guess the state with the most nominees. Did you guess Iowa? Well, if you did, you’re surprisingly right. The Hawkeye State has 36 names on the list, followed by Washington with 30, Tennessee with 24, and Oregon and Texas with 19 each.

–One of those on the list from Tennessee is Jarnell Stokes, who isn’t really in high school anymore and is instead learning to ride his bike without training wheels and write in cursive at the University of Tennessee.

UK Hoops has a commitment on the women’s list, as Janee Thompson of Whitney Young HS in Illinois made the cut. Thompson is a point guard ranked 6th at her position and 34th overall in 2012 by ESPN, and is the only commitment in next year’s class thus far for Coach Mitchell’s squad

–The McDonald’s All American Game will be played on March 28th, and held in Chicago’s United Center for the second straight year. The final rosters will be announced on February 9 in an ESPNU special which, if it holds true to form for all other ESPNU recruiting specials, will be excruciating to watch.

[Full list of nominees]

 

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

28 Comments for UK recruits make the McDonald’s All American nominations



  1. ColoradoCat
    6:05 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink


  2. tdogg4033011
    6:07 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    so, UK has 3 on the list and Shabazz will make 4 ….. yep, Calipari is at it again !!!



  3. Adam
    6:08 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    He’s not from Alaska either.



  4. Laker Cat 18
    6:08 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Goodwin’s not from Alaska either man. AK = Alaska. AR = Arkansas.



  5. Another Perspective
    6:18 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    hahahahaha

    If you’re going to “correct” someone publicly, don’t get it wrong yourself!

    #swingandamiss



  6. TheRealHambone
    6:19 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    I swear, if i didn’t know different, Matt Jones sounded EXACTLY like Von Helton today on his radio show…. LOL.



  7. TheRealHambone
    6:22 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    And one other thing… SnNHs, you STILL SUCK!!!



  8. SexnNursinHomes
    6:28 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    7- Yep, I’m still suckin’. Lotsa tit. some things don’t change.
    Hey, you still copping feels on unsuspecting females in department stores while taping video underneath their skirts? I bet you are.



  9. MIKE
    6:43 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    surprised willie caulie made that..good for him, maybe he can be the first 4 star under calipari to succeed



  10. the 300
    6:50 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    How many are on the list at this point? 300?

    7 pages!!!



  11. Willie James Huff
    6:53 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    I thought the list was alot more exclusive… There should only be about 36 on there in my opinion.



  12. DoesntMeanPoop
    7:04 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody can be a naminee for McDonald’s All-American. Coaches get a ballot and can nominate any Senior from the state. They are not weeded out in any way. For example, Mitch MCGary is a 5th year and is not even eligible to be a McDonald’s All-American. The fact that KY has none just means that our coaches respect the ballot and the coaches in Iowa do not.



  13. Blue Warrior
    7:07 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    I read a article where Jeff Pealman wrote a piece on Pitino and UofL trashing Rick for the whole Boom Chica Wow Wow episode as well as the Cards. I cant even believe im saying this but, for one time only I say the Big Blue Nation and the Cards fans (all 12 of them) ok sorry I couldnt resist, team up and let this D-BAG know (on e-mail and twitter) that the state of Kentucky has forgotten more Basketball than he will ever know. I know I am gonna get crushed for this!!!



  14. bigcatelswick
    7:14 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    And to add to #4 and #5 AZ= Arizona (for future reference)



  15. HOSS_CAT
    7:20 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    #14 So let me get this straight…

    you want uk fans to bash this guy for talking bad about Rick Pitino and UofL? WTF are you on?



  16. HOSS_CAT
    7:22 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    #4 i was wondering why he said arizona. i just didn’t get it. it didn’t register to me that someone could mistake “AK” for arizona lol.



  17. HOSS_CAT
    7:24 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    o wait, i just seen after clicking the link that the website does say he’s from az, but our guy says he’s from ak lol. maybe they’re smokin buds.



  18. Slappy Pantz
    7:26 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    C’mon Hunter. AK? Are you serious?



  19. Blue Warrior
    7:35 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    #15 No!! Bash him for the tweet about Cal. I was saying Tard fans have a right to hate him too because of the piece he did about Rick and UofL.



  20. Me
    7:47 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    I just noticed, I’m on the McD list too. The fellas at the Rec center must really appreciate my game.

    And the fact that the state of Iowa has that many on the list tells me alot about those jokers. I have NO doubt that our state would beat Iowa’s All Stars.



  21. P.L. Wallingford, III
    7:52 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    This site is just flat stupid most of the time. AK for Arkansas and then to have the gall to call out the original mistake…



  22. World Wide Wes
    8:53 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    You guys are welcome. It’s tough setting all this up sometimes. It’s not easy finding the right bag man for each recruit. It’s a very tricky process.



  23. Catblue in LR
    9:17 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    AR is the postal abbreviation for Arkansas. AZ is Arizona; AK is Alaska. #21 is right. (Now I see this has been well covered. My apologies, # 4.)



  24. Uk hoops is legit
    9:46 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone notice that MKG looks like Andre 3000 from OutKast????



  25. Mag's Ghost
    9:48 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    I think we all know UK will have just as many or more players on the final McDs team as any other team.



  26. CHUD
    9:51 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Hunter,

    “One of those on the list from Tennessee is Jarnell Stokes, who isn’t really in high school anymore and is instead learning to ride his bike without training wheels and write in cursive at the University of Tennessee.”

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

    Great stuff, man. I hope this remains a running joke for a LONG time.



  27. knightynight
    8:18 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    the troof is..he probably doesn’t know how to write in cursive…it’s a lost art.



  28. Kwildcat
    8:29 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    why doesn’t KY have any decent hoops talent??? didn’t we used to have a handful each year???