Being named to the McDonald’s All-American Game is a big honor for high school seniors and a great way to made a name for themselves nationally before going onto bigger things in college and the NBA.
The SEC will be well represented at the event in Atlanta, as six players currently committed to a conference school will take part along with a few recruits that could possibly land in conference.
Kentucky has two incoming players that will play, including Keldon Johnson, a shooting guard out of Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), and Immanuel Quickley, a point guard from John Carrol School (Bel Air, Md.)
Bryce Drew is starting to gather some steam at Vanderbilt, as two future Commodores have been invited: point guard Darius Garland of Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Simisola Shittu, a power forward from Vermont Academy (Saxtons Rivers, Vt.).
From the SEC West, future LSU Tiger Nazreon Reid out of Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) will participate while Mississippi State commit Reggie Perry, a power forward out of Thomasville HS (Thomasville, Ga.) will represent the Bulldogs.
There are a few players that will play that have not yet committed and are highly sought after by conference teams, including shooting guard Romeo Langford, who is favored to attend Vanderbilt right now, and power forward E.J. Montgomery, who Auburn has the lead for at this moment.
The game will take place at Philips Arena on March 28 at 7 p.m. ET. It will be aired on ESPN.