The 2017 McDonald’s All-American selection show just aired on ESPNU, and a total of 4 future Cats were included. Quade Green, Nick Richards, PJ Washington, and Jarred Vanderbilt were all selected. All four future Cats will play for the East squad. Not to mention the Cats’ chance to add Mo Bamba who is also on the East team. Take a look at their lineup below.
And here’s a look at the West roster.
This was before the announcement tonight, so Kentucky’s number is actually 20 now. Even so, WOW. That is an incredible statistic. What Coach Cal has done for UK recruiting in his time in Lexington is really unbelievable.
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 16, 2017
Schools with more than one participant include Kentucky with 4, Duke with 2, and UCLA with 2.
On the current roster, the Cats have five former McDonald’s All-Americans in Isaiah Briscoe, Bam Adebayo, Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, and Sacha Killeya-Jones. Not going to say that all of the guys for UK will be as good as these guys next year, but I’m not not saying it. This season hasn’t even finished yet and I’m already getting pumped for next year. #KentuckyBasketballProblems
Here’s the announcement from the Kentucky Men’s Basketball Instagram account. You’ll notice no mention of Jarred Vanderbilt because he hasn’t sent in signed papers to UK yet. But, no worries there, UK has four future guys in the game.