After being named to the Jordan Brand Classic team on Tuesday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison were named to the McDonald's All-American team today. The Travis HS twins will be playing for the West team. The 36th Annual game will tip off Wednesday, April 3rd at 8:30 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN.
The Twins have been highly ranked since their freshmen years of high school and currently stand No. 4 and No. 5 in Rivals Class of 2013 rankings. The Kentucky-bound backcourt has earned a lot of honors in their amateur careers but this one just might succeed them all.
"To become a McDonald's All-American is a great honor," Andrew said. "All the best players in the country, the world and Hall of Fame have been McDonald's All-Americans so its a great honor, I can't wait."
"That honor is the biggest and the highest honor in basketball right now for high school basketball," said NBA veteran and famed trainer John Lucas.
More than 800 student-athletes from 39 different states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the game. The state of Texas boasts the highest number of nominees with 80 being accounted for. Rasheed Sulaimon, starting guard for Duke, represented Strake Jesuit High School in last year's game. Before that, the last time a student-athlete from Houston was an All-American was Tommy Mason-Griffin out of James Madison High School.
"And this year we have two and think that's quite unique," Lucas said.