SALT LAKE CITY — With more than 800 nominees for the 2019 McDonald’s All-American teams — considered to be the most prestigious All-America squad in high school basketball — there were bound to be plenty of Utahns.
Six Utah boys basketball standouts have been named nominees, led by the Wasatch Academy trio of Tre Williams III, Tristan Enaruna, and BYU signee Bernardo Da Silva.
In addition, Copper Hills star Trevon Allfrey, Spanish Fork’s Brandon Congdon and Utah signee Rylan Jones of Olympus have also been named nominees.
“We are excited to recognize these McDonald’s American Games nominees and give fans a first look at some of the nation’s biggest rising basketball stars,” McDonald’s All-American Games selection committee co-chair Morgan Wooten said in a statement.
Added co-chair Joe Wootten: “As we head into final roster selection, we applaud these athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the court.”
The final roster will be selected Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. MT on ESPN’s "The Jump," with the girls and boys games to be played Wednesday, March 27 beginning at 3 p.m. MT on ESPN2.
Da Silva, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward who has signed with BYU, averages 9.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game for the undefeated Tigers (18-0), who are rated No. 8 in the country in MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25.
Williams, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard who has committed to Minnesota, leads the Tigers with 16.6 points per game to go along with 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds.
Enaruna, a 6-10, 200-pound forward, averages 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game at Wasatch Academy. He holds offers from Creighton, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Kansas, among others.
Jones is the reigning Deseret News Mr. Basketball who led the Titans to a 27-0 record and the 5A state title with a state-record 266 assists a year ago. He’s averaging 20.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game as a senior, having already signed with Utah.
Allfrey, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound forward, averages 21.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a senior for the 9-5 Grizzlies.
Congdon, a 6-foot-5, 175-pound swingman, averages 13.8 points per game for the 5-10 Dons.