clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

4 Kentucky Basketball signees make McDonald's All-American Game

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are once again well represented in the McDonald's All-American Game.

UK will have four signees playing the annual high school All-Star game that features most of the best incoming freshman in college basketball. They include five-star point guard De'Aaron Fox, five-star forward Bam Adebayo, five-star forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, and five-star shooting guard Malik Monk.  Fox, Bam and Sacha made the East team while Monk made the West squad.

The only current 2016 UK signee that did not make it was five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel, who certainly has the talent to be in it, but is ineligible for this game because he is a fifth-year senior.

Also making the game is five-star center Marques Bolden. He is the last major UK target that isn't committed elsewhere in the 2016 class. It's possible Bolden is able to get him eventually, which means they would have had five burger boys from the same class.

Even without Bolden, getting those four guys in gives UK 25 McDonald’s All-Americans since head coach John Calipari was hired in 2009, by far more than any other program over that span.