KU signee Bryce Thompson becomes 46th future Jayhawk to be named a McDonald's All-American
Class of 2020 Kansas signee Bryce Thompson received word on Thursday that he had become KU’s latest McDonald’s All-American.
The game will be played April 1 in Houston.
One of 24 high school boys to earn a spot in this year’s McDonald’s game, the 6-foot-5 combo guard from Booker T. Washington High is the highest-ranked player in the 2020 class to sign with Kansas.
Ranked No. 19 overall in the 2020 class by Rivals.com, Thompson, who signed with KU back in November, is currently averaging 24.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season, according to the Tulsa World.
He recently was named to the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions all-tournament team and also earned game MVP honors at the Norm Stewart Classic.
Said KU coach Bill Self of Thompson, shortly after the future Jayhawk signed his national letter of intent in November: “The signing of Bryce is one of our most important signees in recent memory. Landing at Top 20 player is a positive statement for our program on and off the court. … He’s a lead guard and scoring guard. We’ve had some of our best success with these type of combo guards. He’s going to bring energy to our program and he’s going to bring talent. We anticipate him being an impact player for us.”
Thompson becomes the 10th player from Oklahoma and fourth from Tulsa to earn a McDonald’s All-American Game roster spot and is the 46th Jayhawk to earn the honor.
Here’s a look at the rest of that list:
1977 – Darnell Valentine
1981 – Greg Dreiling
1984 – Danny Manning
1985 – Ricky Calloway & Tony Guy
1986 – Mark Randall
1987 – Mike Maddox
1990 – Darrin Hancock
1991 – Ben Davis & Calvin Rayford
1993 – Jacque Vaughn
1994 – Raef LaFrentz
1995 – Paul Pierce & Ryan Robertson
1996 – Lester Earl
1997 – Eric Chenowith & Kenny Gregory
1998 – Jeff Boschee
1999 – Nick Collison
2001 – Aaron Miles & Wayne Simien
2003 – J.R. Giddens & David Padgett
2005 – Mario Chalmers, Micah Downs & Julian Wright
2006 – Darrell Arthur & Sherron Collins
2007 – Cole Aldrich
2009 – Xavier Henry
2010 – Josh Selby
2012 – Perry Ellis
2013 – Wayne Selden Jr. & Andrew Wiggins
2014 – Cliff Alexander & Kelly Oubre
2015 – Carlton Bragg Jr., Cheick Diallo & Malik Newman
2016 – Udoka Azubuike & Josh Jackson
2017 – Billy Preston
2018 – Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes & David McCormack