McDonald’s Announces Its 35 Greatest All-Americans

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By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)
The 2012 McDonald’s All-American game, which will take place on March 28th (9:30 p.m. EST), will mark the 35th anniversary of the event’s inaugural game.

In honor of the event’s 35th year anniversary, the selection committee for the game announced its 35 greatest participants, a list that spans all the way back to 1977.

Headed by hall of fame coach and committee chairman Morgan Wooten, here is McDonald’s list of its 35 greatest All-Americans:

Earvin “Magic” Johnson (1977)
Clark Kellogg (1979)
Ralph Sampson (1979)
Isiah Thomas (1979)
Dominique Wilkins (1979)
James Worthy (1979)
Sam Perkins (1980)
Glenn “Doc” Rivers (1980)
Patrick Ewing (1981)
Michael Jordan (1981)
Chris Mullin (1981)
Kenny Smith (1983)
Danny Manning (1984)
Larry Johnson (1987)
Christian Laettner (1988)
Alonzo Mourning (1988)
Bobby Hurley (1989)
Shaquille O’Neal (1989)
Grant Hill (1990)
Glenn Robinson (1991)
Jason Kidd (1992)
Jerry Stackhouse (1993)
Vince Carter (1995)
Kevin Garnett (1995)
Paul Pierce (1995)
Kobe Bryant (1996)
Jay Williams (1999)
Carmelo Anthony (2002)
Amare Stoudemire (2002)
LeBron James (2003)
Chris Paul (2003)
Dwight Howard (2004)
Tyler Hansbrough (2005)
Kevin Durant (2006)
Derrick Rose (2007)

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  • Anonymous

    Chris Heroin

  • Anonymous

    Needs to go back a little more! Where's Bird? One of three all-time greatest!!!

  • Tarheel 4Ever

    20% went to one school. That would be Carolina. Go Tarheels!

  • Anonymous

    bird was already in college in 1977 when mcdonalds started this event.

  • Anonymous

    You forgot to add John Williams(1984) and Derrick Coleman(1986). How can Danny Manning be one of the 35 greatest when John Williams destroyed everyone there that year and was game MVP?