Written by SportsDayDFW.com
McDonald's All-American Games: Duncanville’s Atkins, Trinity’s Turner, Prime Prep’s Mudiay to play
Among the high school boys basketball standouts at Chicago’s United Center on Wednesday will be four recruits headed to Duke, four to Kentucky, three to North Carolina and two to Kansas.
It’s a typically prestigious field at the McDonald’s All-American Games, and only one player remains collegiately undecided: Euless Trinity’s Myles Turner.
The 7-footer is the nation’s top uncommitted prospect in the 2014 class, ranked second in the nation by both ESPN and Scout.com. Chicago Whitney Young big man Jahlil Okafor, the nation’s No. 1 recruit and national player of the year, will be playing opposite Turner.
Turner has made college visits to Duke, Kansas, Oklahoma State and, most recently, Texas.
Turner will join Prime Prep Academy standout Emmanuel Mudiay as the area’s participants in this year’s boys game. Turner will be on the East Team with top recruits like Cliff Alexander (Kansas), Tyus Jones (Duke) and Justin Jackson (North Carolina).
Mudiay, an SMU signee and consensus top-five recruit, will play for the West Team with Okafor (Duke), Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Trey Lyles (Kentucky) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (Kansas).
This is the third consecutive year that at least two Dallas-area boys players were selected to play in the game, which tips at 8:30 p.m.
The girls All-American Game will have one area representative in Duncanville’s Ariel Atkins.
The guard led her high school team on a 105-game winning streak and a pair of state championships. She was named the national player of the year last week.
Atkins represents a return to the All-American Game for Dallas-area girls. After sending a record three players to the 2012 game, no area standouts made last year’s roster.
The girls’ game tips at 6 p.m.