LAS VEGAS – Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman of Bishop Gorman High School as well as Allonzo Trier of Findlay Prep have joined the ranks of high school basketball’s elite as they were selected to the 2015 McDonald’s All American Boys West team. The selection was announced during a Jan. 28 Selection Show on ESPNU. Final Team rosters can be viewed at www.mcdaag.com.
The 38th Annual Boys Game tips off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 inside Chicago’s United Center and will air live on ESPN. The 14th Annual Girls Game precedes the Boys Game, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPNU. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME.
Jeter, Zimmerman and Trier join 21 other top male prep players throughout the country. Upon graduation from Bishop Gorman High School, Jeter plans to attend Duke. Zimmerman is currently undecided. Trier is set to attend the University of Arizona next season after graduating from Findlay Prep.
“Becoming a McDonald’s All American Games player is a dream for many young athletes, and it is truly phenomenal to have three local athletes heading to Chicago for the game this year,” said James Vance, president of the Greater Las Vegas Operator Association for McDonald’s. “Our local owner/operators are proud to support the dreams of these students, and we look forward to celebrating their success and cheering them on during the game.”
Jeter, Zimmerman and Trier now rank with an impressive list of players who have donned the McDonald’s All American jersey, including: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Jahlil Okafor, Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins and Breanna Stewart.
Trier is Findlay Prep’s 10th selection to the McDonald’s All American game, joining former Pilots Kelly Oubre (2014), Rashad Vaughn (2014), Nigel Williams-Goss (2013), Brandon Ashley (2012), Anthony Bennett (2012), Avery Bradley (2009), Cory Joseph (2010), Myck Kabongo (2011) and Tristan Thompson (2010). Jeter and Zimmerman are Bishop Gorman’s second and third McDonald’s All-American games athletes, following Shabazz Muhammad (2012).
Freddie Banks (Valley, 1983) is another notable player from Las Vegas to be invited to the McDonald’s All-American Games.
The McDonald’s All American Games support and celebrate deserving local athletes as they take their first steps toward basketball greatness, while also strengthening ties and relationships with communities across the country.
Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a charity devoted to helping families in need. The Games have raised more than $11 million for RMHC since 1978, and all 48 players will have a chance to visit a local Ronald McDonald House during Game Week in Chicago.
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to approximately 27 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs, enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together.