Tickets officially go on sale for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Game on December 1, but hoop fans can order pre-sale tickets by subscribing for emails at McDonalds.com. Subscribe by November 23 to receive the presale code and exact on-sale time (to be emailed to subscribers on November 24). As it’s been for 34 years, proceeds from the annual high school hoops showcase will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, making these presale tickets a great holiday gift. The Boys and Girls Games will take place on March 30 in Chicago.

Several Chicago prep seniors are in the running to make the 2011 McDonald’s All American team, and they’d be following in the footsteps of local standouts throughout the Games’ history: Mark Aguirre (Westinghouse, 1978), Isiah Thomas (St. Joseph, 1979), Doc Rivers (Proviso East, 1980), Nick Anderson (Simeon, 1986), Juwan Howard (Vocational, 1991), Kevin Garnett (Farragut, 1995), Quentin Richardson (Young, 1998), Dee Brown (Proviso East, 2002), Candace Parker (Naperville Central, 2004), Sherron Collins (Crane, 2006), Derrick Rose (Simeon, 2007).