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In addition to the 48 players selected, four prep coaches from Maryland, Illinois, Arkansas and Idaho were named coaches for the 2015 Games. John Hutchcraft of Guy-Perkins High School in Guy, Arkansas, will lead the girls East Team, while Emery Roy of Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian, Idaho, will coach the girls West Team. Bruce Kelley of Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, will lead the boys East Team, and local Chicago coach Robert Smith of Simeon Career Academy will serve as head coach of the boys West Team.
The 2015 McDonald's All American boys team features the consensus number one player in the country, Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy - Montverde, Florida). Simmons will play for the East Team and will be joined by fellow top players Jaylen Brown (Wheeler High School - Marietta, Georgia), Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic High School - Roselle, New Jersey) and a pair of post players from Wisconsin, Diamond Stone (Dominican High School - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin) and Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake High School - Rice Lake, Wisconsin).
The West Team will be led by top-ranked guard Malik Newman (Callaway High School - Jackson, Mississippi), Ivan Rabb (Bishop O'Dowd High School - Oakland, California) and local Chicago standout Jalen Brunson (Adlai E. Stevenson High School - Lincolnshire, Illinois) who will play in front of a hometown crowd at the United Center. Of the 24 boys selected to the team, nine have yet to make their college decisions. Of those who have decided, Louisiana State University and Duke University have the most commitments with two each. The boys game begins at 8 p.m. CT on April 1 and will be televised live on ESPN.
The POWERADE® Jam Fest -- featuring many of the McDonald's All American Games players in a skills competition, three-point shootout and dunk contest -- will be held at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Chicago on March 30. The competitions will air live at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2.