KU, Duke dominate 2018 McDonald’s All America list with three recruits apiece

Jayhawks could add fourth All-American if five-star forward Zion Williamson signs on Saturday

Oak Hill Academy’s David McCormack is seen against University School during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic on Monday in Springfield, Mass. McCormack is one of three Kansas recruits named McDonald’s All-Americans.

The 2018 McDonald’s All America teams were released on Tuesday, and Kansas tied with Duke for the most signees on the list at three.

 

Four-star center David McCormack — ranked the No. 33 overall recruit in the class 2018 by ESPN — made the East team for the Jayhawks, while five-star shooting guard Quentin Grimes (No. 13) and four-star point guard Devon Dotson (No. 26) were named to the West squad.

McCormack, who stands 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 255 pounds, comes to KU from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia and offers some depth in a position severely in need. Dotson, 6-2, hails from Charlotte, N.C., while Grimes, 6-4, comes from The Woodlands, Texas.

Kansas could eclipse Duke, currently the top-ranked recruiting class, in All-Americans if No. 2-ranked recruit Zion Williamson — a 6-6 power, 272-pound power forward — signs with the Jayhawks on Saturday, when he is expected to make his decision. He will play on the East team in the All America game, which will be March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Former Miege product Bol Bol, son of Manute Bol and the No. 4 product in the class, also will play on the West squad. The 7-2, 220-pound center signed a letter of intent in November to play for Oregon.

Other uncommitted players on the list are Romeo Langford (No. 5), Moses Brown (No. 17), Jahvon Quinerly (No. 23), Jordan Brown (No. 30) and E.J. Montgomery (No. 31).

Among the notable exclusions from the list is Shareef O’Neal (No. 24), who has committed to Arizona. O’Neal is the son of NBA analyst and Basketball Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal.

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McDonald’s All-America Teams

EAST

R.J. Barrett (No. 1, Duke)

Zion Williamson (No. 2*)

Romeo Langford (No. 5*)

Darius Garland (No. 11, Vanderbilt)

Immanuel Quickley (No. 12, Kentucky)

Jalen Smith (No. 15, Maryland)

Moses Brown (No. 17*)

Nazreon Reid (No. 18, LSU)

Louis King (No. 21, Oregon)

Coby White (No. 25, North Carolina)

E.J. Montgomery (No. 31*)

David McCormack (No. 33, Kansas)

WEST

Cameron Reddish (No. 3, Duke)

Bol Bol (No. 4, Oregon)

Simisola Shittu (No. 6, Vanderbilt)

Keldon Johnson (No. 7, Kentucky)

Darius Bazley (No. 9, Syracuse)

Tre Jones (No. 10, Duke)

Quentin Grimes (No. 13, Kansas)

Nassir Little (No. 14, North Carolina)

Reggie Perry (No. 16, Mississippi State)

Jahvon Quinerly (No. 23*)

Devon Dotson (No. 26, Kansas)

Jordan Brown (No. 30*)

*uncommitted

 

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