The roster for the 2022 McDonald's All American Game was announced Thursday, and 13 of the top 14 prospects from the 247Sports Composite rankings for the 2022 recruiting class have been invited. Of the 24 total players invited, all are ranked among the top 31 players in the class. The annual showcase game for the nation's top high school talent and future college basketball stars is set for March 29 in Chicago.
Duke and Kansas each have three players represented on the roster, while the SEC leads the way in conference representation with seven players. While the Blue Devils and Jayhawks are accustomed to signing players who wind up being McDonald's All-Americans, some of the college programs represented on this season's roster rarely land such touted prospects.
Notre Dame signee JJ Starling, for example, is just the program's second McDonald's All-American since Luke Zeller in 2005, joining Demetrius Jackson from the class of 2017.
Jarace Walker, who is Houston's highest-rated signee of the 247Sports era, is also represented on the roster. Among the seven programs to have more than one signee represented on the roster was Arkansas, as Nick Smith Jr. and Jordan Walsh were chosen. It marks the first time since 1988 that the Razorbacks have had two signees from the same class named McDonald's All-Americans.
2022 McDonald's All-Americans
Players selected for the 2022 McDonald's All-American Game set for March 29 in Chicago with 247Sports Composite ranking and the college each player has committed to, if applicable.