St. Andrew’s Star Becomes Ri’s First McDonald’s All-American
St. Andrew's star guard Michael Carter-Williams has become the first Rhode Island high school player to be named a McDonald's All-American. He'll join other All-American's from around the country for the McDonald's showcase March 30th in Chicago.
Here's the release from McDonald's:
St. ANDREW'S MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS & NOTRE DAME PREP'S KHEM BIRCH SELECTED TO PLAY IN
2011 McDONALD'S ALL AMERICAN® BOYS BASKETBALL GAME IN CHICAGO
34th Annual High School Showcase to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Boston, MA (February 10, 2011) –Michael Carter-Williams of St. Andrew's in Barrington, RI and Khem Birch of Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, MA joined the ranks of high school basketball's elite today with their selections to the 2011 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Boys East and West Teams, respectively. Announcement of their selections came during a Feb. 10 selection show on ESPNU. In addition to the personal honor, Carter-Williams selection makes history: he is the first-ever Rhode Island High School Athlete, male or female, to be selected to play in the McDonald's All American Basketball Games.
The 34th annual Boys Game tips off at 9:00 p.m. CT inside the United Center and will air live on ESPN. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Proceeds from ticket sales of the 2011 Games will help build the world's largest Ronald McDonald House in Chicago. For more information, visit www.rmhccni.org.
Every athlete who participates in the McDonald's All American Games visits the host city's local Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) chapter during Game-week. This year's host chapter is RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Millions of dollars have been raised since the Games were first played in 1978.
Since 1978, 791 male players have competed in the McDonald's All American Games, forming an elite list that reads like a “Who's Who” in basketball history. McDonald's All American athletes include basketball greats Magic Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, among others.