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Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney named McDonald’s All-Americans

Congratulations to Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney, who were just named to the McDonald’s All-American Game. The future Cats will both play on the West Team in the annual all-star showcase, which takes place March 27 in Atlanta.

Maxey signed with Kentucky in November while Whitney is waiting until May 3 so he can be in his hometown of Chicago, where a ceremony is planned. The two five-stars push the total number of John Calipari’s McDonald All-American recruits at Kentucky to 35, 36 if you count Reid Travis.

Three of Kentucky’s remaining 2019 targets also made the list: Anthony Edwards, Matthew Hurt and Jaden McDaniels. Keion Brooks did not.

Here are the full rosters for both squads:


Name Pos Ht Wt School College
Precious Achiuwa PF 6’8″ 210 Montverde Academy (FL) Undecided
Cole Anthony PG 6’3″ 185 Oak Hill Academy (VA) Undecided
Armando Bacot C 6’10″ 230 IMG Academy (FL) UNC
Vernon Carey, Jr. C 6’10” 275 NSU University (FL) Duke
Anthony Edwards SG 6’4″ 205 Holy Spirit Prep (GA) Undecided
Trayce Jackson-Davis C 6’9″ 231 Center Grove (IN) Indiana
Josiah James PG 6’6″ 200 Porter-Gaud (SC) Tennessee
Scottie Lewis SF 6’5″ 185 Ranney School (NJ) Florida
Jaden McDaniels PF 6’10” 185 Federal Way (WA) Undecided
Wendell Moore SF 6’6″ 215 Cox Mill (NC) Duke
Isaiah Stewart C 6’9″ 245 La Lumiere (IN) Washington
Trendon Watford PF 6’8″ 210 Mountain Brook (AL) Undecided


Name Pos Ht Wt School College
Bryan Antoine SG 6’5″ 170 Ranney (NJ) Villanova
Josh Green SG 6’6″ 206 IMG Academy (FL) Arizona
Matthew Hurt PF 6’8″ 214 John Marshall (MN) Undecided
Tre Mann PG 6’4″ 185 The Villages Charter (FL) Florida
Nico Mannion PG 6’3″ 180 Pinnacle (AZ) Arizona
Tyrese Maxey SG 6’2″ 190 South Garland (TX) Kentucky
Isaiah Mobley PF 6’9″ 210 Rancho Christian (CA) USC
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF 6’9″ 235 IMG Academy (FL) Villanova
Oscar Tshiebwe C 6’8″ 230 Kennedy Catholic (PA) West Virginia
Kahlil Whitney SF 6’7″ 200 Roselle Catholic (NJ) Kentucky
Samuell Williamson SF 6’7″ 190 Rockwall (TX) Louisville
James Wiseman C 7’0″ 230 East (TN) Memphis


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney named McDonald’s All-Americans

  1. The Real LindaS
    4:09 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

    Two, so do we get 3 more or do we already have 3 more for next year…only see two listed.

    • j
      4:39 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

      I saw Matthew Hurt is still undecided on that list. Are we still in the mix for him?

    • Han
      5:50 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

      Last I heard, we’re still in on Hurt and likely one of the favorites.

      If I remember correctly, his dad talked about him going to school to work to be a professional basketball player, and given that’s the reputation we have…

    • trumpetguy
      5:53 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

      Seems like more and more of these kids are waiting until after early entrant to NBA guys announce their intentions. Can’t say as I blame them.

  2. bpisforuk
    5:38 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

    Wish Dontaie Allen didn’t get hurt. He should have been in the mix for the McD game. Feel bad for him.

    5:40 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

    Tough to put together a “WEST” team when only 6 of the 24 players selected are from west of the Mississippi River.

  4. WizardWCN
    6:00 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

    But they put one of the players from out west Washington State (not DC) on the East team. Jaden McDaniels who is undecided and looking at UK, while the players going to UK are on the West team.

  5. mashburnfan1
    9:51 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

    Well we have 7 Mcdonalds all americans now and can’t beat Bama, Seton Hall {both teams probably have zero} and lose by 34 to a team as young as we are. Better get 10 or so for next year.

    • Smyrna_Cat
      10:31 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry, that is not necessary. You do know we are top 10, just beat 2 ranked teams, and are getting better all the time, right? I like my team.

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:54 pm January 24, 2019 Permalink

      Still stuck on 40-0, huh? Even ’96 lost twice.

      Get a life. Its just a game.

    • catsarerunnin
      5:45 am January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Bashburn loves UL.

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:31 am January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Whats the record vs Louisville, pitinofan1?