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2017 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced


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.

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.


Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR

7 Comments for 2017 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

  1. CatCall
    11:33 pm January 15, 2017 Permalink

    kentuckymbb…. what about Vanderbilt?

    • Brett Bibbins
      12:01 am January 16, 2017 Permalink

      Refer to the line right above that picture. They cannot include him because he has not sent in signed papers yet.

  2. CatBlue in LR
    11:43 pm January 15, 2017 Permalink

    Can we still get Young?

    Why not? He loves Kentucky, or he did.

    • Angelo
      1:31 am January 16, 2017 Permalink

      rumor is he is concerned about Quade. CBSsports has a good article. they list all of Cal’s Mac recruits. Very interesting: no Wall, no Bledsoe, and Briscoe was the only one in his class.

    • @GoCayts
      9:03 am January 16, 2017 Permalink

      Too bad they didn’t have Duval and Young switched, Green and Young could have practiced and played together

  3. jch67
    6:18 am January 16, 2017 Permalink

    Love the recruiting and sticking it to Duke, UL, UNC, KU..etc. year in and year out but, last time I checked, nobody hangs banners for #1 recruiting classes. Let’s see these guys gel and give us something to really hang our hats on!

    GO CATS!

  4. catsarerunnin
    7:50 am January 16, 2017 Permalink

    BBN should get free burgers and fries for all the free publicity McDonald’s is receiving. Oh and free coffee too.