Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Brandon Ashley (10) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Wildcats had two members of their No. 1 ranked recruiting class selected for the historic event.
The Arizona Wildcats will be well represented on Wednesday night at the 2012 McDonald's All American Game. Armed with the No. 1 recruiting class for 2012, Sean Miller and the UA faithful will get to watch two members of the class play in Chicago.
Brandon Ashley is a consensus top-10 player for the class and projects to be a hybrid forward at the college level. Gifted with athleticism, size and a ridiculously high skill set, Ashley will be a huge contributor for the Wildcats right out of the gate. At 6'9 and 220 pounds, look for Ashley to spend most of his time on the wings and attacking the basket. While it remains a work in progress, the lanky forward also features a solid mid-range jumper.
Grant Jerrett blossomed into the best player in the state of California this past season and is now 6-foot-10. While capable of dominating the paint and cleaning up the glass, Jerrett has developed a smooth jumper and can hit shots from all over the court. Many have pegged him as the most college-ready prospect to enter Arizona in some time and it's tough to disagree with them.
Both Ashley and Jerrett will represent the West Team.
Despite a top-5 national ranking, center Kaleb Tarczewski was ineligible for the McDonald's All American Game due to the time he has spent at the high school level. Four-star sharp-shooter Gabe York just missed the cut for making the roster due to some strong competition.
The game will be televised live on ESPN at 6:30 PT. Be sure to check out your future Wildcats in action. It won't be too long before they're playing in front of 15,000 strong at the McKale Center.