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Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

McDonald’s All-Americans: A Tennessee History

The 41st McDonald's All American game took place last night with the West pulling out a hotly contested game 131-128. Our own Darius Garland (Brentwood Academy) didn't have the best game from a shooting perspective but was lauded for his unselfish manner including a game high 11 assist for the East.

 

 

 

 

 

Watching this contest got me thinking about the history of this game from a Tennessee perspective so I managed to come up with a list of the 25 players who have received the honor of playing and calling themselves McDonalds All-Americans from the state of Tennessee.

 

1979

Jimmy Braddock

Baylor School

Chattanooga

North Carolina

 

1979

Derrick Hord

Tennessee High

Bristol

Kentucky

 

1985

Doug Roth

Karns

Knoxville

Tennessee

 

1986

Ron Huery

Whitehaven

Memphis

Arkansas

 

1987

Elliott Perry

Treadwell

Memphis

Memphis

 

1988

Todd Day

Hamilton

Memphis

Arkansas

 

1989

Anthony Douglass

East

Memphis

Memphis

 

1991

David Vaughn

White's Creek

Nashville

Memphis

 

1992

Tony Delk

Haywood County

Brownsville

Kentucky

 

1993

Cedric Henderson

East

Memphis

Memphis

 

1993

Sylvester Ford

Fairley

Memphis

Memphis

 

1994

Lorenzen Wright

Booker T. Washington

Memphis

Memphis

 

1996

Charles Hathaway

Hillwood

Nashville

Tennessee

 

1997

Tony Harris

East

Memphis

Tennessee

 

1998

Vincent Yarbrough

Cleveland

Cleveland

Tennessee

 

2001

David Harrison

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood

Colorado

 

2004

Corey Brewer

Portland

Portland

Florida

 

2006

Branden Wright

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood

North Carolina

 

2006

Thaddeus Young

Mitchell

Memphis

Georgia Tech

 

2008

Elliot Williams

St. George's

Collierville

Duke

 

2010

Joe Jackson

White Station

Memphis

Memphis

 

2011

Adonis Thomas

Melrose

Memphis

Memphis

 

2012

Alex Poythress

Northeast

Clarksville

Kentucky

 

2015

Dedric Lawson

Hamilton

Memphis

Memphis/Kansas

 

2018

Darius Garland

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood

Vanderbilt