Seven Connecticut high school basketball players nominated for McDonald’s All-American Games

Seven high school boys and girls basketball players were nominated for a chance to play in the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Games this spring.

Players were nominated by a coach, athletic director, principal or member of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

Here are the nominees:

Abijah Miller, Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford, CT
Amari Cruz, CREC Academy of Science and Innovation in New Britain, CT
Jackson Forte, New Britain High School in New Britain, CT
Tyler Betsey, St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, CT
Juliana Brimecombe, Oxford High School in Oxford, CT
Makai Coleman, Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, CT
Ayanna Franks, Windsor High School in Windsor, CT

More than 700 players across the country were nominated as McDonald’s All-Americans, which is perhaps the most prestigious individual honor in high school basketball. Former players include Michael Jordan, Breanna Stewart, LeBron James, Candace Parker, Kevin Durant and Paige Bueckers, among many others.

You can find a complete list of this year’s nominees on the McDonald’s All-American Games website.

The top 24 girls and 24 boys will be revealed Tuesday, Jan. 23 on ESPN’s NBA Today between 3-4 p.m. ET and announced across ESPN’s various social and digital platforms.

The games are set to take place in Houston on April 2, and will be broadcast on ESPN networks.