The participants in the 2014 McDonald’s All American Game were announced today.  All four future Duke Blue Devils in the 2014 class were selected.  

Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Justice Winslow, and Grayson Allen were all selected to play in the game.

Jahlil Okafor, the number one rated player in the Class of 2014, will be playing in front of a hometown crowd in Chicago.  Okafor and highly rated point guard Tyus Jones from Saint Paul, Minnesota made headlines in November for a simultaneous announcement of their commitment to the Duke Blue Devils.  The pair stated throughout their recruitment they intended to commit to the same school.  

Justice Winslow, the highly touted wing play from Houston, Texas, announced his commitment to Duke within days of the announcement by Jones and Okafor.  Winslow will play on the East Team with Tyus Jones

Grayson Allen is a shooting guard from Jacksonville, Florida,.  Allen was the first player of the 2014 class to commit to Duke.  Allen and Jahlil Okafor will be teammates on the West Team.

Most recruiting rating services consider Duke to have the highest rated class in the nation.  Duke has had at least one McDonald’s All American every year since 1985 and 48 in their history, the most among any college.  The Blue Devils tied with Kentucky for the most commits in this year’s game.

Myles Turner, the 6’10” center from Euless, Texas, was also announced as a participant.  He is the highest rated player that hasn’t yet to committed to a school.  Turner is considered the second best center in the 2014 class, behind Duke commit Jahlil Okafor.  Duke has continued to recruit him, even after the signing of Okafor.  Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, and Oklahoma State, among others, are also in the mix for Turner.

The game is scheduled to take place on April 2 at the United Center in Chicago.

 

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