Kansas' Men's Basketball Signees for 2005-06 Named McDonald's All-American

Feb. 24, 2005

Kansas men’s basketball 2005-06 signees Mario Chalmers, Micah Downs and Julian Wright were each named McDonald’s All-American for the 2004-05 season.

The trio will play for the West Team in the 28th Annual McDonald’s All-American game, hosted by Notre Dame, on March 30, 2005. The game will air on ESPN with the McDonald’s Jam Fest starting at 6 p.m. (Central) and the game tipping at 7 p.m.

Chalmers, Downs and Wright mark the first time Kansas will have three representatives in the same McDonald’s All-American contest. The trio gives KU 26 McDonald’s All-Americans, with the last current Jayhawk J.R. Giddens and former player David Padgett in 2003. Additionally, North Carolina and Duke join KU in having the most representatives on the prestigious 24-man listing.