Feb. 15, 2013
OAK BROOK, Ill. - California signee Jabari Bird was selected to the 36th annual McDonald's High School All-American Boy's Basketball Game, one of the premiere high school all-star games in the nation, on Thursday.
Bird, a senior standout a Salesian High School in Richmond, Calif., was of 24 elite scholastic student-athletes from around the nation selected to participate in the game.
The 2013 McDonald's All-American Game will take place at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. on April 3.
"It's becoming a tradition for the top high school basketball stars to gather in Chicago for the McDonald's All American Games," said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald's All American Games. "These players are the `heirs apparent' to the basketball royalty throne, and we look forward to hosting them in the Windy City for this can't miss event."
This year's teams were selected from the field of more than 800 Nominees by the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee.
Bird, a 6-6 guard, led Salesian to the Division IV state championship as a junior last season where he averaged 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. The Richmond, Calif. native is ranked among the top-25 student-athletes in the nation by several recruiting publications. Bird is the fifth all-time selection to the McDonald's All-American Game, joining Leon Powe (2003), Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1995), Jason Kidd (1992) and Matt Beeuwsaert (1984).
For a complete list of the rosters for the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game, click here.