Kansas trio excels at McDonald’s All-American Game

ATLANTA – Future Kansas men’s basketball players Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes and David McCormack excelled at the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game, March 28 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

Grimes scored 14 points and had six assists, while Dotson had eight points with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in leading the West Team to a 131-128 victory over the West Team. McCormack, at 6-foot-10, 255-pound center from Oak Hill Academy in Norfolk, Virginia, recorded one of two double-doubles in the game scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes of play for the East Team.

Grimes, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound guard from College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas, advanced to the finals of the Slam Dunk competition earlier in the week, finishing second in the event to Zion Williamson. Dotson, a 6-foor-2, 185-pound guard from Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, also competed in the dunk competition.

On March 26, Grimes was added to 2018 USA Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit, Friday, April 13 at 9 p.m. (Central) at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. McCormack was named to the USA squad when the team was originally announced on March 13.

In 2017-18, Grimes averaged 29.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists in leading College Park to a 21-13 record and the Texas District 12-6A title. In addition to his McDonald’s All-American honor, Grimes was named the 2017-18 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year.

McCormack led Oak Hill to the 9A state titles as his team posted a 30-4 record. He averaged 13.4 points and led Oak Hill with 9.6 rebounds per contest.

At Providence Day, Dotson was a three-time all-state and four-time all-conference selection, including CISSA conference player of the year in 2017-18. He averaged 28.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists his senior year in leading Providence Day to its sixth consecutive conference title and berth in the N.C. Independent Schools Final Four. Dotson concluded his high school career at the Providence Day all-time leading scorer with 2,607 points.

With its current roster, Kansas could have six McDonald’s All-Americans on its 2018-19 roster. Besides the three Jayhawks from this year’s McDonald’s teams, current Jayhawks Malik Newman (2015), Dedric Lawson (2015) and Udoka Azubuike (2017) were also high school All-Americans.




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