Joining an elite list that features some of the greatest players to ever play for Kentucky, incoming freshman point guard Isaiah Briscoe has been selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game. The announcement was made Wednesday on ESPNU.
Briscoe, playing for the East squad, will suit up in the McDonald’s All-American Game on April 1 at the United Center in Chicago. The game will take place at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
During the John Calipari era, Kentucky has had 21 players named to the prestigious high school event, more than any other school in the country.
Briscoe, a 6-foot-3 guard from Newark, N.J., won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. He averaged 22.1 points, 4.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game during his junior season at Roselle Catholic High School and is averaging 21.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals in nine games this season.
Briscoe is ranked the No. 9 overall player by Rivals and 247Sports.com, No. 13 overall by ESPN and No. 15 overall by Scout.
Kentucky has signed 53 total McDonald’s All-Americans since the McDonald’s All-America team began in 1977. The first game featuring the nation’s top players was in 1978.
Former and current Wildcats who played in the McDonald’s All-America Game previously during Calipari’s tenure include: Devin Booker (2014), DeMarcus Cousins (2009), Anthony Davis (2011), Archie Goodwin (2012), Aaron Harrison (2013), Andrew Harrison (2013), Dakari Johnson (2013), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2011), Terrence Jones (2010), Brandon Knight (2010), Doron Lamb (2010), Marcus Lee (2013), Trey Lyles (2014), Alex Poythress (2012), Julius Randle (2013), Marquis Teague (2011), Karl-Anthony Towns (2014), Tyler Ulis (2014), Kyle Wiltjer (2011) and James Young (2013).
UK returns to action Thursday on the road at Missouri. That game is scheduled for a 9 p.m. ET tip on ESPN.