Beginning September 6, 2017, the process to nominate players for the 41st Annual McDonald’s All American® High School Basketball Games gets underway. The 2018 McDonald’s All American Games will be played on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The location of the 2018 Games will be announced in the coming weeks.

The player nomination process marks the start of the selection of the country’s top 24 boys and 24 girls high school basketball players, with final teams being named in January 2018.

The nomination period is open September 6, 2017 – December 1, 2017.

We need your help to ensure the nation’s top high school players are nominated. Being named a McDonald’s All American Nominee is an impressive honor; so if you have a deserving star senior player, please nominate her/him.

To assist you with the process, an online nomination form is available for those who are authorized to nominate players. As a reminder, the following people may nominate players:

  1. High school principal
  2. High school athletic director
  3. High school coach
  4. Member of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee 

Below please find the nomination form web address and login information to be shared with all of your member schools to ensure all qualified and deserving athletes are nominated.

Each student-athlete who is nominated and is in good academic standing will receive a certificate from McDonald’s acknowledging their nomination for the 2018 McDonald’s All American Games. This certificate will be sent to the high school that the candidate attends. A local McDonald’s Owner/Operator will contact the school administration to arrange a date to formally present the certificate to the athlete.

The link to the nomination form is

The login code is: AAG$18!

Finally, as you may know, the primary goal of the McDonald’s All American Games is to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). Since their inception, the Games have benefitted RMHC through its network of local Chapters. At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide comfort and compassion to families with sick children so they are fully supported and able to be a part of their children’s care. For more information about the McDonald’s All American Games, please visit or follow us on Twitter @McDAAG.

McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games
Player Nomination and Selection Process

The McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games feature the top 24 boy and 24 girl players from high schools throughout the United States and sets itself apart from other comparable events in that players are selected based on a systematic voting process.  The Selection Committee, led by committee chair Morgan Wootten, is composed of basketball experts from across the country that review prospect’s fundamental talents and athleticism in the committee’s effort to identify to the top 48. The following elements are taken into serious consideration when selecting a McDonald’s All American.

Athletic Achievement

·      Player’s accomplishments on the hardwood.
·      High school career: All evaluations and nominations are based on the individual players fundamental skill level and athleticism.
·      Player’s Accolades

Scholastic Achievement

  • All nominees have to be eligible to participate under the rules of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) or other comparable organization.
  • A nominee is eligible to be a McDonald’s All American as long as he or she is deemed eligible to participate under their high school and governing league policies.
  • Each nominee must be a high school senior.
  • Nominees cannot have repeated a grade once they have entered the 9th grade.
  • Nominees cannot have their 19th birthday before September 1st of senior year.
  • Each nominee may only have participated in eight semesters of high school athletics.
  • Player must be academically eligible to participate with their high school team based on their school and league requirements.


  • Players who have been convicted of a felony are not permitted.
  • Players who have been charged with a felony with a case pending are not permitted.
  • Players who have a history of “getting in trouble” with either the law (i.e. misdemeanor), at school, during extracurricular activities, and/or at home may be excluded pending feedback from their principal, athletic director, coach, league officials, and/or community leaders.
  • The Selection Committee will review on a case-by-case basis.

Selection Process

Selection takes place through a balloting system vote that is submitted by a collective and selective group of prominent basketball community members.