Posted On: 01/24/19 6:01 PM
Six high school basketball prospects from programs in the state of Florida were named to the rosters of the 42nd annual McDonald’s All-American Game on Thursday.
Three players on the East squad and three players on the West team will represent the Sunshine State in Atlanta on Wednesday, March 27. The game features many of the top high school seniors across the country.
Davie University School 6-foot-10 center Vernon Carey Jr., who will be headed to Duke, made the East team along with Montverde Academy 6-8 power forward Precious Achiuwa (undecided) and IMG Academy 6-10 center Armando Bacot (North Carolina).
“Being one of the select few ever to be in that game, so just a blessing and I’m [going to] take full advantage of it,” Carey said Thursday while practicing for the Sharks’ contest Friday vs. Sunrise Christian.
Carey said he found out he made the squad while watching TV Thursday. The big center led University School to a Class 5A state champion as a junior and then all the way to the championship game of the GEICO Nationals in New York City. He is the reigning Florida Mr. Basketball.
Among the others playing for the East will be Oak Hill Academy guard Cole Anthony (undecided); Holy Spirit (Ga.) shooting guard Anthony Edwards (undecided); and University of Florida recruit 6-5 forward Scottie Lewis, of Ranney School in New Jersey.
Representing Florida on the West squad will be IMG shooting guard Josh Green (Arizona); Villages Charter point guard Tre Mann (Florida); and IMG power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova).
Robinson-Earl (pictured) talked about his decision to attend Villanova while at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers.
“[They liked that I’m] a versatile player. I really fit their playing style,” the 6-9, 235-pounder said. “They play a lot of 5-out.”
The game will be televised by ESPN2.
Complete rosters for the game are as follows:
Precious Achiuwa, Montverde Academy in Florida (Undecided)
Cole Anthony, Oak Hill Academy in Virginia (Undecided)
Armando Bacot, IMG Academy in Florida (North Carolina)
Vernon Carey Jr., Davie University School in Florida (Duke)
Anthony Edwards, Holy Spirit Prep in Georgia (Undecided)
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove in Indiana (Indiana)
Josiah James, Porter-Gaud School in South Carolina (Tennessee)
Scottie Lewis, Ranney School in New Jersey (Florida)
Jaden McDaniels, Federal Way in Washington (Undecided)
Wendell Moore, Cox Mill in North Carolina (Duke)
Isaiah Stewart, La Lumiere in Indiana (Washington)
Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook in Alabama (Undecided)
Bryan Antoine, Ranney School in New Jersey (Villanova)
Josh Green, IMG Academy in Florida (Arizona)
Matthew Hurt, John Marshall in Minnesota (Undecided)
Tre Mann, The Villages Charter in Florida (Florida)
Nico Mannion, Pinnacle in Arizona (Arizona)
Tyrese Maxey, South Garland in Texas (Kentucky)
Isaiah Mobley, Rancho Christian in California (USC)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, IMG Academy in Florida (Villanova)
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kennedy Catholic in Pennsylvania (West Virginia)
Kahlil Whitney, Roselle Catholic in New Jersey (Kentucky)
Samuell Williamson, Rockwall in Texas (Louisville)
James Wiseman, Memphis East in Tennessee (Memphis)
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