Two North Little Rock High School Players Selected for 2022 McDonald’s All American Games in Chicago

Two North Little Rock High School players have been selected as finalists for the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games. Nick Smith and Kel’el Ware were among 760 girls and boys high school basketball players from across the country nominated for the chance to play in the 45th anniversary McDonald’s All American Games. The annual event will return this March to showcase the nation’s rising stars who will go head-to-head at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. The finalists were announced live Tuesday on ESPN’s “NBA Today.”

The All American Games is where hype becomes legacy, and is the next step in the journey from being a local standout, to five-star recruit and ultimately to becoming a household name. Players were nominated by a high school coach, athletic director, principal or member of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee, which is comprised of the nation’s most knowledgeable analysts, prep scouts, media and prestigious basketball coaches. 

The new class of nominees joins a legendary group of athletes who, over four decades, have been nominated for a chance to play in the nation’s premiere showcase – including Michael Jordan, Candace Parker, LeBron James, Maya Moore, Trae Young, Breanna Stewart, and many more of your favorite hoopers. Fans can then tune in to the McDonald’s All American Girls Game on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and the Boys Game immediately following on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

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