Update: Four 2010 McDonald's All-Americans will be heading to the Big Ten next season, two to Ohio State and one each to Michigan State and Illinois.
The 2010 McDonald's All-Americans will be announced this afternoon at 4:30 CT. While the value of such a designation is clearly overblown, it is nevertheless a prestigious honor for those chosen to be a "Burger Boy."
Out of the scores of nominees for the honor, 19 players were nominated from the state of Wisconsin. Many figured that former UW recruit Vander Blue had a remote (if not better) shot at making it to the McDonald's All-American Game heading into the season. But Blue's season has been merely very good, rather than spectacular, so Wisconsin will likely once again have no representation.
Badger freshman-to-be Duje Dukan was nominated from the state of Illinois.
Nominees from Wisconsin:
|Evan Anderson||Eau Claire North HS||Eau Claire|
|Vander Blue||James Madison Memorial HS||Madison|
|T.J. Bray||Catholic Memorial HS||Waukesha|
|Rashaad Brown||Milwaukee Riverside University HS||Milwaukee|
|Josh Gasser||Port Washington HS||Port Washington|
|Troy Huff||Brookfield Academy||Brookfield|
|Chimankinda Kadima-Kalombo||Milwaukee Lutheran HS||Milwaukee|
|Kyle Kelm||Randolph HS||Randolph|
|Reid Koenen||The Prairie School||Racine|
|Mikael Luter||Dominican HS||Whitefish Bay|
|Marquis Mason||Madison East HS||Madison|
|Steve McWhorter||St. Catherines HS||Racine|
|Jacob Merk||Greendale HS||Greendale|
|Ben Mills||Arrowhead HS||Hartland|
|Silas Mills||Rufus King HS||Milwaukee|
|Justin Newell||Rufus King HS||Milwaukee|
|Chip Rank||Cedarburg HS||Cedarburg|
|Evan Richard||Cuba City HS||Cuba City|
|Steve Tecker||Northwestern HS||Maple|