Late yesterday the final nominees in each state for the annual McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago on April 2. The final teams of 24 boys and 24 girls will be announced on January 29th, but the state nominee featured all four Purdue commitments:
In Ohio, both Vince Edwards and Dakota Mathias made the state cut. Here is the article announcing Vince Edwards' nomination.
Only four players from the state of Alabama were nominated, but Isaac Haas f Hoke's Bluff, Alabama made the cut:
Alabama signees Wenonah point guard Justin Coleman and Albertville forward Riley Norris are among four players from the state to be named among the early nominees to play in the prestigious McDonald's High School All-American game, released today.
Coleman, a flashy 5-foot-10 point guard and Norris, a 6-6 guard/forward are joined by Dallas County's William "Haha" Lee, a UAB signee, and Purdue-bound Hokes Bluff center Isaac Haas.
In Massachusetts Jacquil Taylor was one of nine area players to be nominated.
Purdue's last McDonald's All-American was Drey Mingo in 2007 for the women's team. Russell Cross in 1980, Kip Jones in 1985, Troy Lewis in 1984, Glenn Robinson in 1991, and Mike Robinson in 1996 were the men's All-Americans Purdue has had.