||03-30-2011 02:01 AM
Three Canadians To Play In McDonald's All-American Game
Myck Kabongo - Texas
Kyle Wiltjer - Kentucky
Kehm Birch - Pitt
Three Canadians to play in McDonald's All-American Game
This year produced the largest contingent of Canadian players ever in the NCAA tournament with 20, led by Texas Longhorns' standouts Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph. But Canadians are also making waves in the United States at the high school basketball level.
Three Canadians will play in the annual McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday in Chicago. Myck Kabongo, a finalist for the U.S. high school player of the year; Kyle Wiltjer, the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Oregon; and Kehm Birch, ranked 11th overall in ESPN's College Basketball Recruiting Rankings, were all named to the West team for Wednesday's game. Wiltjer was born in the US but is the son of former Canadian Men's National Team player Greg Wiltjer. The three players know each other well; they were teammates on Canada's Junior Men's National Team which won bronze at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship last summer.
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