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Four men's signees, one women's signee named 2014 McDonald's All-Americans

Four Kentucky men’s basketball signees and one women’s basketball signee will play in April’s McDonald’s All-American Game, the benchmark game to recognize high-school standouts.
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All four of John Calipari’s signees in the 2014 class will play in the McDonald’s game April 2 in Chicago. Point guard Tyler Ulis, shooting guard Devin Booker, 6-10 forward Trey Lyles and 7-0 forward Karl Towns were all named to rosters. Towns will play on the East squad, and Booker, Ulis and Lyles will play together on the West team.


Kentucky has now signed 20 McDonald’s All-Americans in Calipari’s six recruiting classes:


2009: DeMarcus Cousins

2010: Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb

2011: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Kyle Wiltjer

2012: Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress

2013: Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Julius Randle, James Young

2014: Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Karl Towns, Tyler Ulis


Alyssa Rice will represent Matthew Mitchell’s team in the girl’s McDonald’s All-American Game, playing for the West team. Rice is a 6-3 forward from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, the No. 3 post player in the country and No. 20 player overall according to ESPN.com.


Rice is the sixth McDonald’s All-American to sign out of high school to play at Kentucky under Mitchell. Before Mitchell signed his first McDonald’s All-American, Jennifer O’Neill in the Class of 2010, Kentucky had never had a signee play in the prestigious game (the girls’ McDonald’s All-American Game only dates back to 2002, whereas the boys’ game was first played in 1979).


2009: DeNesha Stallworth (played first two years at Cal before transferring to Kentucky)

2010: Jennifer O’Neill

2011: Bria Goss

2012: Janee Thompson

2013: Makayla Epps, Linnae Harper

2014: Alyssa Rice


The McDonald’s All-American Game will be played April 2 in Chicago on ESPNU.

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