Duke basketball guard biggest snub from McDonald’s All-American Game

Duke basketball recruiting pledge Caleb Foster (USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball recruiting pledge Caleb Foster (USA TODAY Sports) /

A future Duke basketball guard was the biggest snub from the McDonald’s All-American Game. 

There are always a few players around the country that feel like they were snubbed from the McDonald’s All-American Game and Duke basketball signee Caleb Foster is one of those prospects this year.

Foster was not named to either the East or West roster on Tuesday afternoon when the team’s became public.

The Notre Dame (CA) combo guard is ranked as a five-star prospect and is listed as the No. 17 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, No. 4 player at his position, and No. 2 player in the state of California.

Other Duke signee’s Mackenzie Mgbako, Sean Stewart, and Jared McCain were named to the McDonald’s All-American Game while TJ Power was the other Blue Devil commit that will not participate in the game.

Kentucky leads the way with four players being selected to participate in the event while Duke has the second most future players in the event with three.

Caleb Foster dropped 22 points in his first game since the announcement and is averaging 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this season.

The 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game will be held on March 28 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Controversy surrounding players selected over Duke basketball commit

The biggest name that was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game that rose eyebrows was uncommitted four-star guard Bronny James, the son of LeBron James.

James Jr. has made vast improvements in his game since his early stages of high school but is listed as the same position as Caleb Foster yet only ranked as a four-star recruit and No. 33 in the Class of 2023, No. 9 combo guard, and No. 7 player in California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Bronny James was the only uncommitted player selected to the game and it has been reported by the Los Angeles Times that he has trimmed his list of destinations to three schools; Ohio State, Oregon, and USC.

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James immediately was on the front page of every major media outlet covering the McDonald’s All-American Game roster reveal, including ESPN which wrote ‘Bronny James, Kentucky signees lead McDonald’s All Americans.

It’s a very good business and marketing decision to include the eldest son of LeBron James in the annual event, it just seems like there are other players who may be more deserving of the honor.

Caleb Foster and Notre Dame will face Bronny James and Sierra Canyon on Friday night at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion (11:00p.m. EST) but James, who has missed the last three games, is questionable for the game with a knee injury.