Briscoe Named McDonald's All-American

Kentucky signee Isaiah Briscoe became the latest in a long list of future Wildcats to earn a spot in the McDonald’s All-American Game when he was selected to the East squad during a live announcement Wednesday night on ESPNU.

The Newark, N.J., combo guard is averaging 21.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals through nine games this season at Roselle Catholic High School, which was ranked No. 2 nationally earlier this month by USAToday

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Kentucky’s other two November signees, Tennessee big man Skal Labissiere and Chicago wing Charles Matthews, were not selected for the game. Labissiere was not eligible due to the prep school he attends not being a member of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

Briscoe will, however, have a chance to play with some additional future Wildcats. His East squad also includes UK spring recruiting targets such as Jaylen Brown (No. 1 overall), Cheick Diallo (No. 8) and Thomas Bryant (No. 31). The West squad features UK targets Ivan Rabb (No. 5), Stephen Zimmerman (No. 7), Caleb Swanigan (No. 9) and Malik Newman (No. 11). See the FULL ROSTERS at this link.

The game is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on April 1 at Chicago’s United Center. It will be aired on ESPN.

Since coming to UK in 2009, John Calipari has had 21 players named to the premier all-star event, more than any program in the country. The Wildcats have had 53 total McDonald’s All-Americans since the team was first named in 1977.

Former and current Wildcats who played in the McDonald’s All-America Game previously during Calipari’s tenure include: Devin Booker (2014), DeMarcus Cousins (2009), Anthony Davis (2011), Archie Goodwin (2012), Aaron Harrison (2013), Andrew Harrison(2013), Dakari Johnson (2013), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2011), Terrence Jones (2010), Brandon Knight (2010), Doron Lamb(2010), Marcus Lee (2013), Trey Lyles (2014), Alex Poythress (2012), Julius Randle (2013), Marquis Teague (2011), Karl-Anthony Towns (2014), Tyler Ulis (2014), Kyle Wiltjer (2011) and James Young (2013).


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