CHICAGO,IL– It’s official. Canadians have made yet another remarkable breakthrough on the biggest stage of American high school basketball. After Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph jumped into the history books being the first Canadian duo recognized as 2010 McDonald’s All-Americans last season, three more Canucks hop on board as Myck Kabongo, (Toronto,ON) Khem Birch (Montreal, Quebec) and Kyle Wiltjer (Dual-citizen) received the same honour on February 10, 2011.
These three players now have a page reserved exclusively for them in the history books as the first Canadian trio to be included in the same prestigous all-star game that has seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James, to name a few.
STAT: 66% of McDonald’s All American Alumni have graduated to the NBA.
At the pace that these Canadians have been at, it appears they will continue this trend. Stay tuned as NPH follows their progress at the collegiate level, hopefully leading to the league.
2011 McDonald’s All American Teams
Player Name/College Program
Michael Carter Williams/Syracuse
P.J. Hairston/North Carolina
James McAdoo/North Carolina
Shannon Scott/Ohio St.
Branden Dawson/ Signed with Michigan St.
LeBryan Nash/Oklahoma St.
Amir Williams/Ohio St.
The 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game will take place on March 30th in Chicago, Illinois at the United Centre
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