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Lone Peak's Jackson named McDonald's All-American

By Sean Walker | Posted - Jan. 17, 2016 at 9:39 p.m.


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Lone Peak guard Frank Jackson, who has committed to Duke, was one of 24 players from a total of 15 states selected for the 2016 McDonald's All-American game, the committee announced Sunday night.

Jackson was one of four Utahns nominated for the event. BYU commit Yoeli Childs of Bingham High also received a nomination, as did Utah State commit Koby McEwen of Wasatch Academy and Marquette-bound Brenden Bailey of American Fork.

Jackson became just the sixth player in Utah high school basketball history to be named to the All-American team and the first since 2000, when Brighton's Garner Meads was recognized at one of the nation's top events in high school basketball. Other former McDonald's All-Americans from Utah include Britton Johnsen of Murray in 1997, Shawn Bradley of Emery in 1990, Devin Durrant of Provo in 1978 and Danny Vranes of Skyline in the game's inaugural event in 1977.

A 6-foot-4, 195-pound shooting guard from Alpine, Jackson is averaging 26.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the 10-2 Knights (2-0 Region 4).

Franklin Jackson is a McDonalds All American. Very proud of this young man on and off the court. @FrankFjack5pic.twitter.com/1RQUTJISiG — Utah Prospects (@UtahProspects) January 18, 2016

Jackson will suit up for the West squad against future Duke teammate Jayson Tatum. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPN, is scheduled to be played March 30 at 7 p.m. MST at the United Center in Chicago.

The complete list of McDonald's All-American selections is below:

McDonald's All-American: boys game roster

Name School Hometown College
Bam Adebayo High Point Christian High Point, N.C. Kentucky
Udoka Azubuike Potter's House Christian Jacksonville, Fla. Undecided
Tony Bradley Bartow Bartow, Fla. North Carolina
Miles Bridges Huntington Prep Huntington, W. Va. Michigna State
Terrance Ferguson Advanced Prep International Dallas, Texas Alabama
Andrew Jones MacArthur Irving, Texas Texas
Sacha Killeya-Jones Virginia Episcopal School Lynchburg, Va. Kentucky
V.J. King Paul VI Fairfax, Va. Louisville
Kobi Simmons St. Francis Alpharetta, Ga. Undecided
Jayson Tatum Chaminade St. Louis, Mo. Duke
Jarrett Allen St. Stephens Episcopal Austin, Texas Undecided
Lonzo Ball Chino Hills Chino Hills, Calif. UCLA
Marques Bolden DeSoto Dallas, Texas Undecided
Zach Collins Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, Nevada Gonzaga
Alterique Gilbert Miller Grove Lithonia, Ga. Connecticut
Kyle Guy Lawrence Central Indianapolis, Ind. Virginia
Dewan Huell Miami Norland Senior Miami, Fla. Miami
<b>Frank Jackson</b> <b>Lone Peak</b> <b>Highland, Utah</b> <b>Duke</b>
Josh Jackson Prolific Prep Napa, Calif. Undecided
Josh Langford Madison Academy Madison, Ala. Michigan State
T.J. Leaf Foothills Christian El Cajon, Calif. UCLA
Malik Monk Bentonville Bentonville, Ark. Kentucky

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