The McDonald’s All-American selections for the class of 2020 will be announced Jan. 23, national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels confirmed Wednesday.
Kentucky’s presence in the annual all-star showcase is certain to continue this year.
UK shooting guard signees Brandon Boston and Terrence Clarke appear to be locks to make the McDonald’s All-American team. Kentucky point guard signee Devin Askew — ranked No. 22 by Rivals.com, No. 24 by ESPN and No. 27 by 247Sports — also has a great shot to make the team, though his inclusion might be a little more up in the air. Askew’s national ranking is right in the cut-off zone for the 24-player McDonald’s team, and there are 10 guards ahead of him in the 247Sports composite rankings.
Future UK forwards Isaiah Jackson (No. 27 in the composite rankings) and Lance Ware (No. 36 in those rankings) could also make the McDonald’s team. Kentucky’s other early signee, four-star small forward Cam’Ron Fletcher (the No. 44 player in the class) was not listed among the McDonald’s All-American Game nominees announced earlier this week.
Another uncommitted player with a UK scholarship offer, top-10 recruit Greg Brown, is likely to make the team. Four-star center Cliff Omoruyi, who also has a UK offer, is more of a long shot as the No. 48 overall player in the 2020 rankings.
A total of 35 Kentucky signees have been selected as McDonald’s All-Americans in Calipari’s previous 11 recruiting cycles with the program.
This year’s teams are expected to be announced Jan. 23 during ESPN’s “The Jump” program, which airs at 3 p.m. This year’s game will be played April 1 in Houston.