The most dominant player in the Class of 2013 underwent surgery in late November after fracturing his foot in a game against Duncanville. With his season in doubt, Julius Randle was originally left off the Mickey D’s roster, but he has since returned with a vengeance, helping his school, Prestonwood Christian, to a Class 5-A private school state title last week (including 34 and 22 in the championship game, and 40 and 15 in the semis).
It wouldn’tve been a true All-Star game without him. This from McDonald’s All American Games:
“Today, the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee is pleased to name Julius Randle of Prestonwood Christian Academy to the 2013 McDonald’s All American Team. As promised, we’ve been closely monitoring Randle’s play since his return to the court in February, and it’s been an inspiring return to watch. Randle has not only proven that he is capable of competing at the highest level, but truly deserving of the title McDonald’s All American.
Randle marks the third player in the 36 year history of the McDonald’s All American Games to be added to the team, joining Derrick Whittenberg (1979) and Sam Perkins (1980).
We look forward to welcoming Julius Randle to Chicago for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games, which will be played on April 3 at the United Center. Randle will suit up for the Boys East Team.”