Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Three KU signees named to McDonald’s All-American Game

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting


Less than 24 hours after Kansas earned a comeback road win against West Virginia, some future Jayhawks received more good news. All three Class of 2018 prep players who signed with KU in the early signing period were selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Tuesday afternoon.

Guards Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes will suit up for the West team during the showcase on March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Forward David McCormack will play for the East team.

Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, 41 KU players participated in the McDonald’s game. Billy Preston scored 10 points last spring. Josh Jackson was a co-MVP in 2016 and Cheick Diallo was MVP in 2015.

Dotson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard from Charlotte, N.C., is averaging 27 points, eight rebounds and five assists in his senior season.

“It was screams, claps and my mom shed a tear,” Dotson told the Charlotte Observer of his reaction. “So it was a great moment. I would put this up at the top (of accomplishments) from a high school basketball standpoint. Yeah, I can’t even put this into words. It’s just an amazing feeling.”

KU and Duke both had three players picked for the all-star game this year from the 24-player roster, tied for the most in the nation. The only other time KU had three recruits play in the game was 2005: Mario Chalmers, Julian Wright and Micah Downs.

The Jayhawks boast the third-ranked recruiting class for the upcoming season, according to Rivals, behind only Duke and Oregon. Other Kansas targets chosen to play include guard Romeo Langford, forward Zion Williamson and point guard Jahvon Quinerly. Williamson is expected to announce his decision on Jan. 20.

None by McDonald's All American Games

None by Devon Dotson

None by Quentin Grimes


Zach Mitts 2 years, 4 months ago

Any idea if we're still in the conversation for Romeo Langford?

Harlan Hobbs 2 years, 4 months ago

The last I heard, it was down to KU, Indiana, and Vanderbilt for Langford. On the ESPN recruiting show yesterday afternoon, they seem to think that Vanderbilt has the advantage.

Right now, KU doesn't have a scholarship to offer so the longer that Langford waits, perhaps the better KU's chances are. He could be waiting to see if a spot opens up.

As for Williamson, most are predicting that he will stay home to play at either Clemson or South Carolina.

Tony Bandle 2 years, 4 months ago

Billy's may be coming sooner than you think!

John Joseph Gorski 2 years, 4 months ago

Worth noting that WBB coach Brandon Schneider had AA Zarielle Green committed for a short time. He can identify talent and has things headed in the right direction. It won't be long before we may be seeing a few WBB recruits in this list. Tamecka Dixon was the last WBB to be named a HSAA in 1993.

John Joseph Gorski 2 years, 4 months ago

True, Too bad she and Bonnie didn't see eye to eye.

Tony Bandle 2 years, 4 months ago

Wouldn't being named as a Micky D All American be an automatic 5 star rating for Big Mac????

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 2 years, 4 months ago

Congrats boys! We're looking forward to seeing you in Jayhawk uniforms next year!

Sam Allen 2 years, 4 months ago

Why won't bill self recruit any more 7 footers hard?

Sam Allen 2 years, 4 months ago

We need James Wiseman, and Moses Brown

KD Krase 2 years, 4 months ago

What if Azubuike, Vick, Garrett, Newman, Cunliffe, De Sousa, and Lightfoot come back next year? (And maybe Preston???) We add the Lawson brothers and Moore. Plus we add McCormick, Dotson, and Grimes. OMG!

(Free Billy!)

Mike Greer 2 years, 4 months ago

Unless Dok and Newman really step up their games, I would speculate all but Preston and maybe Vick would likely be back. Vick has the talent, but lacks the consistency, if he gets back to where he was a couple of weeks ago, he likely goes

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