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Jalen Brunson named McDonald's All-American

Becomes the 14th Villanovan to earn Burger honors.

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Villanova signee Jalen Brunson has been named a McDonald's All-American.

The 6'1" 190 lb. consensus 5-star point guard from Stevenson HS (Lincolnshire, IL) where he is averaging 24 points per game this season. Along with his father Rick, they are the fifth father-son duo to earn the honors.

Brunson becomes the 14th Villanovan to earn the honors of playing in the "Burger Game". he joins the the following Wildcats who have been given the MCDAA honors.

  • Aaron Bain '89
  • Barry Bekkedam '86
  • Calvin Byrd '89
  • Dominic Cheek '09
  • Jason Fraser '02
  • Taylor King '07
  • Ed Pinckney '81
  • JayVaughn Pinkston '10
  • Harold Pressley '82
  • Scottie Reynolds '06
  • Corey Stokes '07
  • Tim Thomas '96
  • Maalik Wayns '09
  • Kate Dessart-Mager '02

The McDonald’s All American game will be held at the United Center in Chicago on April 1st. Tickets are available now.

2015 McDonald All-America Rosters


Player Position School College
Dwayne Bacon SG Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) Florida State Seminoles
Antonio Blakeney SG Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) LSU Tigers
Isaiah Briscoe PG Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) Kentucky Wildcats
Jaylen Brown SF Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) Undecided
Thomas Bryant C Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) Undecided
Cheick Diallo PF Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) Undecided
Henry Ellenson PF Rice Lake (Rice Lake, Wis.) Marquette Golden Eagles
Jawun Evans PG Justin F. Kimball (Dallas) Oklahoma State Cowboys
Luke Kennard SG Franklin (Franklin, Ohio) Duke Blue Devils
Dedric Lawson PF Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) Memphis Tigers
Ben Simmons F Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) LSU Tigers
Diamond Stone C Dominican (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) Undecided


Player Position School College
Carlton Bragg PF Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio) Kansas Jayhawks
Jalen Brunson PG Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) Villanova Wildcats
Deyonta Davis PF Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) Michigan State Spartans
P.J. Dozier Jr. PG Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.) South Carolina Gamecocks
Brandon Ingram SF Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) Undecided
Chase Jeter C Bishop Gorman, (Las Vegas) Duke Blue Devils
Malik Newman SG Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) Undecided
Ivan Rabb C Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) Undecided
Malachi Richardson SF Trenton Catholic Academy (Trenton, N.J.) Syracuse Orange
Caleb Swanigan C Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Undecided
Allonzo Trier SG Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) Arizona Wildcats
Stephen Zimmerman C Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) Undecided

Editor's Note: We are aware that there is a conflict that Brunson could be the 15th Villanovan to earn the McDonald All-American honors. VU Hoops sticks to the 13 previously noted honorees above and recognizes that Jonathan Haynes is noted by some articles to be a 1990 McDAA. However, he doesn't appear on the official McDAA alumni list and the highlight video. We have reached out to the McDonald's All-American people for comment and correction. Finally, Villanova is also touting Brunson as the 14th.