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  1. Jabari Parker following Derrick Rose as McDonald's selection

    Scott Powers

    Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker has always dreamed of being a McDonald's All-American partly because of its prestigious status, but also because it was something Derrick Rose did in his Simeon career.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  2. Richmond seeks new start with Sauk Valley

    Scott Powers

    Jereme Richmond is eyeing another basketball comeback in attempt to put his troubled past behind him and has signed to play with the Sauk Valley Predators in the Premier Basketball League. Richmond, a former McDonald's All-American and Illinois pl...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. McDonald's games extend Chicago deal

    Scott Powers

    The McDonald's All-American Games announced Wednesday it will remain in Chicago for at least five more years. The games were held at Chicago's United Center in 2011 and set a record for attendance with 19,909 tickets sold. The games returned to th...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  4. Fields more than a cautionary tale

    Scott Powers

    The name Ronnie Fields can ignite a basketball conversation in Chicago to this day. It's been 16 years since Fields, a 1996 McDonald's All-American, last soared through the air in a high school basketball game, but people recall his feats as if they...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  5. Oak Park's Shumpert emerging for Knicks

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Respect has rarely come easy for New York Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert. As a senior at Oak Park High School, he was one of just two McDonald's All-Americans from Illinois, and he still finished fourth in the state's Mr. Basketball ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  6. Johnson, Kerkman McDonald's coaches

    Scott Powers

    Zion-Benton's Tanya Johnson and West Aurora's Gordie Kerkman were announced as McDonald's All-American Games coaches on Thursday. Johnson will coach the West girls team. She has a 634-191 career record, two state championships, seven sectional tit...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  7. Illinois trio to play in McDonald's game

    Scott Powers

    Niles West guard Jewell Loyd, Whitney Young guard Janee Thompson and Bolingbrook forward Morgan Tuck were announced as selections to the McDonald's All-American girls game on Thursday. Zion-Benton coach Tanya Johnson was also announced as the West...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  8. Ten Illinois players up for McDonald's game

    Scott Powers

    Ten Illinois high school basketball players were among 600 nominees announced Wednesday for this year's McDonald's All-American Games in Chicago. Simeon senior forward Steve Taylor, who is the state's lone ESPNU 150 player, was the only boys' play...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  9. 2011's top chicago college sports stories

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look back at Illinois college sports in 2011. 1. The fall of Jereme Richmond: Richmond, a McDonald's All-American, was considered Illinois coach Bruce Weber's greatest recruiting get. He was expected to arrive and elevate the Illini to nat...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  10. Former prep star Dunigan to play in Italy

    Scott Powers

    Michael Dunigan signed a contract with Fasttweb Casale in Italy on Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 center Dunigan, a former McDonald's All-American from Chicago's Farragut High and University of Oregon player, was not selected in this year's NBA draft. He ...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  11. Chicago to host McDonald's game again in '12

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago will be the first city to host back-to-back McDonald's All-American Games after being named the 2012 site on Thursday. Read the entire story....

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  12. Chicago to host McDonald's All-American Game again in 2012

    Scott Powers

    Chicago will be the first city to host back-to-back McDonald's All-American Games after being named the 2012 site on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  13. Davis' big year culminates at UC

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO - No high school basketball player has ever likely slammed what Anthony Davis did into one year. On March 30, 2010, no one knew who Davis was. He was a 6-foot-10 junior at Perspectives High School in Chicago, putting up big numbers, but virt...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  14. Blackshear will try to play Wednesday

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Morgan Park senior Wayne Blackshear will attempt to play in the McDonald's All-American game in front of his hometown fans on Wednesday after dislocating his left shoulder earlier in the week. "I'm going to be a game-time decision," Bla...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  15. Video: Anthony Davis on display

    Scott Powers

    Perspectives forward Anthony Davis shows off his ability at a McDonald's All-American game practice in Chicago on Tuesday....

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  16. Coach Pingatore mellows for All-Stars' sake

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- The McDonald's All-American West team was coasting through Tuesday morning's practice at ATTACK Athletics. Passes were ending up in the bleachers. Shots were falling short. Rebounds were available for anyone willing to give any sort of ...

    Blog | March 30, 2011