The teams with the best potential for Final Four runs typically have at least someone who earned McDonald’s All American honors. Euless Trinity’s Myles Turner was one of 24 players to join the exclusive club this week.
Turner will be looking to follow in the footsteps of former McDonald’s All Americans such as Aaron Gordon, a key player for top-ranked Arizona this season, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who helped Kentucky win the national championship in 2012.
But not every McDonald’s All American pans out. The Big 12 has seen its fair share fade out in recent years. From Xavier Henry and Josh Selby at Kansas to Tommy Mason-Griffin and Tiny Gallon at Oklahoma, McDonald’s All Americans don’t automatically translate to wins and postseason success.
Here are former McDonald’s All Americans who are either shining in or fading out of the spotlight.
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