James Lang named McDonald's All American

University of Louisville recruit James Lang was chosen to the 2003 McDonalds All American squad. 16 Louisville Cardinals have played in the McDonald's All American game. The game will be played on March 26, 2003 at Cleveland's Gund Arena.

Lang chosen to 2003 McDonald's All American team

Forty-eight players from across the country will display their skills before a national audience when the 2003 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Girls and Boys Games tip off at the Gund Arena on Wednesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.  The Boys Game will be broadcast live on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.(EST) and ESPN will air the Girls game on Tuesday, April 1 at 3 p.m. (EST). 


Approximately 2,500 top high school boy and girl basketball players from across the country were nominated to the McDonald's All American Teams.  A committee of prominent boys and girls basketball experts selected the final team members.  Legendary UCLA coach, John Wooden, who has been involved in the Game since its inception, serves as chairman of the McDonald's All American Game; while Morgan Wooten, retired DeMatha High School (Hyattsville, MD) coach, and the winningest high school basketball coach of all time, serves as chairman of the selection committee. 


"For these young athletes, it is quite an honor to be nominated, let alone selected to the McDonald's All American Team," said Wooden.  "McDonald's All Americans are role models and leaders to their peers, not only in basketball, but also in the game of life."


The 2003 McDonald's All Americans join a list of alumni that reads like a "Who's Who" of basketball greats including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant, as well as NCAA stars Chris Thomas ( Notre Dame), Chris Duhon ( Duke), Nick Collison ( Kansas), Shanna Zolman ( Tennessee ), Ann Strother (UConn), and Courtney LaVere (Notre Dame).


Proceeds from the 2003 McDonald's All American Game will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters of Northeast Ohio ( Cleveland and Akron ) and Youngstown .  Previous beneficiaries of McDonald's All American Games include Sickle Cell Anemia Research, the United Negro College Fund and many other local children's charities.  More than $3 million has been raised since the game was first played in 1978.


For more information on the McDonald's All American Game, please visit www.media.mcdonalds.com or www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com. 


Tickets for the 2003 McDonald's All American Game are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Gund Arena box office in Cleveland . 



Pos. Name Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
PG Andrew Lavender 5'7 150 Brookhaven HS (Columbus, OH)   Oklahoma
PG Chris Paul 6'1 170 West Forsyth HS (Clemmons, NC) Wake Forest
SG Mustafa Shakur 6'3 175 Friends Central HS (Philadelphia, PA) Arizona
SG Michael Jones 6'5 195 Thayer Academy (Braintree, MA) Maryland
SF Brandon Bass 6'8 245 Capitol HS (Baton Rouge, LA) Louisiana St.
SF LeBron James 6'8 240 St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (Akron, OH) Undecided
SF Luol Deng 6'8 220 Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) Duke
PF Ivan Harris 6'7 215 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Ohio State
PF Travis Outlaw 6'9 210 Starkville High School (Starkville, MS) Mississippi St.
PF Charlie Villanueva 6'10 220 Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) Illinois
C Jackie Butler 6'10 255 McComb HS (McComb, MS) Mississippi St.
C James Lang 6'10 305 Cen. Park Christian (Birmingham, AL) Undecided
Head Coach - Ron Hecklinski, Anderson High School ( Anderson, IN)
Assistant Coach - Joe Nadaline, Anderson
High School ( Anderson, IN)
Assistant Coach - Doug Mitchell, North
Central High School ( Indianapolis, IN )


Pos. Name Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
PG Aaron Brooks 6'0 160 Franklin H.S. (Seattle, WA) Oregon
PG Brandon Cotton 6'0 175 St. Martin DePorres H.S. (Detroit, MI) Michigan St.
PG Shannon Brown 6'3 190 Proviso East H.S. (Maywood, IL) Michigan St.
SG Olu Famutimi 6'5 210 Northwestern Edison H.S. (Flint, MI) Arkansas
SG J.R. Giddens 6'6 190 John Marshall (Oklahoma City, OK) Kansas
SF Vakeaton Wafer 6'6 210 Heritage Christian (Cleveland, TX) Florida St.
SF Leon Powe 6'8 240 Oakland Tech H.S. (Oakland, CA) California
PF Kris Humphries 6'9 230 Hopkins H.S. (Minnetonka, MN) Duke
PF Ndudi Ebi 6'9 195 Westbury Christian (Houston, TX) Arizona
C Brian Butch 6'11 215 Appleton West H.S. (Appleton, WI) Wisconsin
C David Padgett 6'11 240 Reno H.S. (Reno, NV) Kansas
C Kendrick Perkins 6'10 285 Clifton J. Ozen H.S. (Beaumont, TX) Memphis

Head Coach - Gary Ernst, Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ)
Assistant Coach - Dennis McGowan, Mountain View High School
(Mesa, AZ)
Assistant Coach -
Jason Palmer, Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ)

Louisville Cardinal McDonald's All Americans (16)

Jerry Eaves (1978), Sacramento Kings                

Pervis Ellison (1985), Boston Celtics

Manuel Forrest (1981) 

Jerome Harmon (1987), Philadelphia 76ers                

Carlos Hurt (2001)               

Tony Kimbro (1985)

Keith Legree (1991)                                      

Scooter McCray (1978), Cleveland Cavaliers

Dwayne Morton (1990), Golden State Warriors

Jason Osborne (1993)                                       

Clifford Rozier (1990), Orlando Magic

LaBradford Smith (1987), Sacramento Kings

Marvin Stone (1999)

Billy Thompson (1982), Miami Heat

Milt Wagner (1981), Miami Heat

Kevin Walls (1984)

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