Three Kansas Prep Stars Nominated for 2013 McDonald’s All American Games

MID-KANSAS (January 17, 2013)…McDonald’s® has announced its list of 814 prep seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games. This year’s list boasts players from 39 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Three players hail from Kansas – two male players and one female player. The local players nominated for the 2013 Games include:

  • Conner Frankamp, North High School, Wichita
  • Tray Wheeler, Highland Park High School, Topeka
  • Katelyn Loecker, McPherson High School, McPherson

A complete list of 2013 McDonald’s All American Games nominees is available at The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14 at 4:00pm CT.

“This State has a long history of elite basketball talent and the nomination of three Kansas players signifies the hard work and dedication of our young student-athletes. They contribute to their schools, the community and the game,” said Tim Lane, McDonalds Co-op President. “The McDonald’s All American Games presents the opportunity to preview the country’s up and coming basketball talent, and we’re excited to have our state represented by Conner, Tray and Katelyn.”

The 36th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. CT from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 12th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 6 p.m. CT and will broadcast live on ESPNU. Information regarding tickets for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games is available at Ticketmaster. Net proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Games have raised more than $10 million for RMHC since its inception in 1978.
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