7 First Team Participants Picked for McDonald's Game

The McDonald's All-American Game will feature 24 of the best high school basketball players in the country. It is often considered the most high-profile and prestigious All-Star Game in the country.

The two rosters will feature a total of seven players who are involved in iHoops' First Team program. These players have spent years soaking in the mentorship from the First Team staff and learning how to navigate the recruiting process responsibly while keeping their academics and basketball skills strong.

The seven First Teamers are:

  • Kyrie Irving—a 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard out of St. Patrick High School in New Jersey, Irving has signed with Duke and will play on the East squad.

  • Kendall Marshall – The North Carolina-bound Marshall stands 6-4 and is a guard for Bishop O'Connell High School in Dumfries, Va. He will play for the East team in the McDonald's game.

  • Jayvaughn Pinkston – A 6-7, 220-pound forward out of Bishop Loughlin in New York, Pinkston will play for the East squad before taking his skills to Villanova.

  • Brandon Knight – Though undecided on his college choice, Knight was a 6-4 guard who shined at Pine Crest High School in Florida, and will play for the West team.

  • Joshua Smith – The 6-10, 280-pound center started at Kentwood High School in Washington and will play center next year at UCLA. He will man the post for the West team.

  • Doron Lamb – A 6-4 guard out of Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, Lamb will play for the West team and is undecided about his college choice.

  • Ray McCallum – A 6-1 guard for the West team, McCallum played high school ball at Detroit County Day School in Michigan but is undecided on his college choice.

The McDonald's All-America Game will be played in Columbus, Ohio, on March 31.

For more information on First Team, check out the 411 on the First Team Program.

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