The 2016 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago Bulls. The game's rosters features the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 2016. The game is the 39th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1977.
The 24 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, was chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who had been involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, served as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee.
Proceeds from the 2016 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio and its Ronald McDonald House program.
2016 McDonald's All-American Boys Game Wikipedia
The rosters were announced on January 17. At the time of the roster announcement the 24 players included 22 of the top 25 players according to the 2016 ESPN 100. The two highest rated players (Jayson Tatum) were named to the East team. The West team roster was highlighted by (Josh Jackson).
The West team is coached by:Dale Mabrey (Head Coach) (Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Louisville, KY)
The East team is coached by:Jack Doss (Head Coach) (J.O. Johnson High School, Huntsville, AL)
^player was uncommited when the team was announced
Josh Jackson and Frank Jackson led the West to a 114–107 victory with 19 points apiece.
During the Powerade Jam Fest held at the Chicago Theatre on March 28, Frank Jackson won the dunk contest, Malik Monk won the three-point contest and Jayson Tatum won the skills competition.