Lake Clifton's Selby to play in McDonald's All-American Game

Senior point guard averages 30-plus points, seven rebounds, seven assists for the No. 6 Lakers

February 12, 2010|By By Glenn Graham

Lake Clifton senior point guard Josh Selby has been selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game, which will take place March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

A consensus Top 10 recruit in the country, Selby, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound DeMatha transfer and Baltimore native, is averaging 30-plus points, seven rebounds and seven assists in leading the No. 6 Lakers to a 12-3 mark this season. He will play for the East squad in the game's 33rd edition.

"It's a great honor for a high school basketball player. The McDonald's game is a historical game and it recognizes the best players in the nation. I don't think there's any greater honor than that," said Lake Clifton coach Herman "Tree" Harried. "Josh has been a great team player. He's extremely competitive, he can score and pass, and he doesn't mind stepping up to the plate."

A selection committee composed of prominent high school coaches, prep scouts and media from across the country chooses the nation's top 48 graduating high school players (24 boys and 24 girls) from approximately 2,500 candidates. The girls game will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 31, televised on ESPNU, with the boys game to follow on ESPN at 8 p.m.

The festivities will open at 6:30 p.m. March 29 with the Powerade Jam Fest.

Selby becomes the 14th player who played for a Baltimore-area high school as a senior to be named a McDonald's All-American. Former Towson Catholic standout Donte Greene (2007) was the last local player selected.

Alumni who have participated in the event include Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal and Magic Johnson.

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