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2001 McDonald's All American Team® Announced

Feb 26, 2001

McDonald's® today announced the nation's top high school senior basketball players selected to the elite McDonald's All American Basketball Team.

Twenty-four players from across the country will display their skills before a national audience when the 2001 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game tips off at the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, on Wednesday, March 28. The Game will be broadcast live on ESPN beginning at 9 p.m. (EST).

"For the 1,600 young athletes, being nominated to the team is a special honor. For the 24 final Team members, being selected is really a dream come true," said the former UCLA Coach and college basketball legend John Wooden, chairman, McDonald's All American High School Basketball Advisory Committee.

The 2001 McDonald's All Americans join a list of alumni that reads like a "Who's Who" of basketball greats including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Elton Brand, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan; as well as current NCAA stars Shane Battier (Duke), Zach Randolph (Michigan State), Casey Jacobsen (Stanford), Joseph Forte (UNC) and Marcus Griffin (Illinois).

Including this year's squad, there have been 577 McDonald's All Americans. More than 97 percent of them have played college basketball for Division I programs and more than 100 compete in the NBA today.

Proceeds from the 2001 McDonald's All American Game will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of North Carolina. Previous beneficiaries of McDonald's All American Games include Sickle Cell Anemia Research, the United Negro College Fund and many other local children's charities. More than $2.5 million has been raised since the game was first played in 1978.

For more information on the McDonald's All American Game, please visit or .

Tickets for the 2000 McDonald's All American Game are available through Ticketmaster at .

Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit, 501(c)3, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children through its network of local Charities currently serving in 32 countries. The Charity makes grants to not for-profit organizations and provides support to Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles worldwide. To date, Ronald McDonald House Charities' national body and global network of local Charities has awarded nearly $250 million to children's programs worldwide. For more information on Ronald McDonald House Charities and its global and local community efforts, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Web site at or call 630/623-7048.

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                             BASKETBALL TEAM


  #  Player             Pos  Ht. Wt.  School (City, State)       College
  44 Carlos Hurt         PG  6-1 180  Moore (Louisville, KY)     Louisville
  30 Chris Thomas        PG  6-1 165  Pike (Indianapolis, IN)    Notre Dame
  25 Maurice Williams    PG  6-2 180  Murrah (Jackson, MS)       Alabama
  3  Rashaad Carruth     SG  6-3 185  Oak Hill
                                      (Mouth of Wilson, VA)      Kentucky
  21 Dajuan Wagner       SG  6-3 205  Camden (Camden, NJ)        Memphis
  24 Julius Hodge        SF  6-5 185  St. Raymond (Bronx, NY)    NC State
  45 Anthony Richardson  SF  6-7 190  Leesville Road
                                      (Raleigh, NC)              Florida St.

  20 James White         SF  6-7 180  Hargrave Military
                                      (Chatham, VA)              Florida
  54 Kwame Brown         PF 6-11 240  Glynn (Brunswick, GA)      Florida
  42 Ousmane Cisse       PF  6-9 250  St. Jude
                                      (Montgomery, AL)           Undecided
  55 David Harrison       C  7-0 240  Brentwood
                                      (Brentwood, TN)            Undecided
  50 DeSagana Diop        C  7-0 310  Oak Hill
                                      (Mouth of Wilson, VA)      Undecided

  Head Coach:  Jerry Faulkner
  Assistant:   Donay Fullwood and Howard West
               (Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, NC)


  #  Player             Pos  Ht.  Wt. School (City, State)     College
  5  Terrance Ford       PG  6-0  170 Willowridge
                                      (Houston, TX)            Texas
  11 Aaron Miles         PG  6-1  190 Jefferson
                                      (Portland, OR)           Kansas
  21 Cedric Bozeman      SG  6-6  190 Mater Dei
                                      (Santa Ana, CA)          UCLA
  3  Daniel Ewing        SG  6-4  180 Willowridge
                                      (Houston, TX)            Duke
  20 Kelvin Torbert      SG  6-4  200 Northwestern
                                      (Flint, MI)              Michigan St.

  22 Josh Childress      SF  6-6  190 Mayfair (Lakewood, CA)   Stanford
  31 Jawad Williams      SF  6-7  185 St. Edward
                                      (Lakewood, OH)           UNC
  15 David Lee           PF  6-8  220 Chaminade
                                      (St. Louis, MO)          Florida
  44 Rick Rickert        PF 6-10  210 East (Duluth, MN)        Minnesota
  25 Wayne Simien        PF  6-8  245 Leavenworth
                                      (Leavenworth, KS)        Kansas
  32 Tyson Chandler       C  7-1  230 Dominguez (Compton, CA)  Undecided
  52 Eddy Curry           C 6-11  290 Thornwood
                                      (South Holland, IL)      DePaul

  Head Coach:  Robert Hughes
  Assistant:   Leandros Rambo and Charles Hickman
               (Dunbar High School, Fort Worth, Texas)

SOURCE: McDonald's

Contact: Palmer Moody of McDonald's, 630-623-3309, or Molly Hawkins of
Golin-Harris, 312-729-4135, or