Four University of Kentucky mens basketball signees and one womens signee were among nearly 1,000 players nominated for the McDonalds All-American Games, it was announced Tuesday.
Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Karl Towns and Tyler Ulis have all been nominated for the boys game. Ohio standout Alyssa Rice is the only UK womens signee to be nominated.
The final teams for the McDonalds All-American Games will be announced at 6 p.m. ET on Jan. 29 in a special on ESPNU. The games will be played April 2 in the United Center in Chicago.
All five future Wildcats would seem to have a solid chance of making the teams. Of the four mens signees, Ulis is the lowest ranked on ESPNs list at No. 33 overall. Rice is the No. 20 overall player in the senior class, according to ESPN.
UK mens targets Myles Turner and Rashad Vaughn were also nominated.
There will be 24 players selected for each game.
Last years event featured a record six UK signees on the mens side. Makayla Epps and Linnae Harper represented the Wildcats in the womens game.
Tickets for this years games can be purchased starting at 11 a.m. ET on Jan. 11, through Ticketmaster or by calling (866) 909-4263.
In addition to the UK signees, there were 21 players from the state of Kentucky to receive nominations. Those players are Brent Bach (Augusta), Darion Burns (Fleming County), Christen Cunningham (Cordia), Jackson Davis (Lafayette), Nacarius Fant (Bowling Green), Jordan Green (Henry Clay), Shane Hall (Johnson Central), Dominique Harding (Elizabethtown), Lamontray Harris (PRP), Brandon Hatton (Dixie Heights), Malik Hines (Cordia), Justin Johnson (Perry Central), Fritz Lucien (Cordia), Kelan Martin (Ballard), Antonio McDaniels (PRP), Craig Owens (Trinity), Chris Porter-Bunton (Warren Central), Austin Rentfrom (Marshall County), Hunter Shelton (Apollo), Quentin Snider (Ballard), Troy Steward (Fleming County).
There were no girls players from the state of Kentucky listed in the release.
Snider is one of four Louisville mens signees to be nominated. He is joined by Shaqquan Aaron, Jaylen Johnson and Chinanu Onuaku.
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