The Duke basketball program will have another slew of McDonald’s All-Americans entering Durham next season, but its best signee was not invited to the prestigious game.
Twenty-four players can now refer to themselves a ‘Burger Boy’ after being selected to the McDonald’s High School All-American Game.
Duke will have three players in the game, Mark Williams, DJ Steward, and Jeremy Roach, but arguably its best signee, Jalen Johnson, will not be in the game due to his lack of games after leaving IMG Academy.
Johnson has since enrolled in his former high school, Nicolet (Wis.), and has confirmed his commitment to Duke next season via his Instagram page.
Having three players in the McDonald’s All-American Game marks the 36th season that Duke had at least one player in the game and it is the tenth straight year with two or more players in the high-profile showcase.
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Mike Krzyzewski‘s program is far ahead of the rest of the competition as the Kentucky Wildcats have a player in the game for the 12th season, which is second in the nation behind the Blue Devils, followed by the Kansas Jayhawks with eight straight years.
However, something Duke fans would not like to hear is that the North Carolina Tar Heels have the most commits in the game with four players at the moment.
As for the Blue Devils, Roach is the No. 18 recruit in the country according to ESPN, while Steward is No. 23, and Williams is No. 28.
The World Wide Leader ranks Johnson at No. 15 as Brakefield sits at No. 24 and Coleman at No. 50.
The McDonald’s All-American game will be played in Houston, Texas on April 1, and the game can be viewed on the ESPN family of networks.