Bronny James, Juju Watkins named McDonald’s All-Americans


As buzz round Bronny James’ faculty dedication continues to develop, the Sierra Canyon boys’ basketball senior checked off a serious highschool honor on Tuesday, tabbed to play within the McDonald’s All-American recreation March 28 at Houston’s Toyota Middle. James joined Sierra Canyon women’ star Juju Watkins as Trailblazers represented amongst a gaggle of 48 complete named to the boys’s and ladies’s rosters — the primary time, based on traditionally accessible rosters, {that a} Los Angeles-area faculty has named All-Individuals on the women and men’s aspect in the identical yr. Corona Centennial four-year senior Jared McCain was additionally tabbed for the boys’s recreation. James follows within the footsteps of 4 Sierra Canyon boys chosen as All-Individuals up to now three years: now-UCLA guard Amari Bailey and USC huge Kijani Wright in 2022, and NBA sophomores BJ Boston and Ziaire Williams in 2020. After injury-plagued seasons at Sierra Canyon spent enjoying a complementary function to prime expertise, James has extra usually stepped into the limelight this season, a gentle catalyst on each ends of the ground who provides the 18-5 Trailblazers a relentless transition identification.Watkins was a no-doubt choice, the consensus prime ladies’s basketball prospect within the nation authoring a traditionally nice senior season for an undefeated Sierra Canyon program. The USC commit is averaging 26.1 factors, 14.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a pair of.6 steals a recreation.It’s simply the most recent award in a stacked trophy case, as she’s earned back-to-back Los Angeles Occasions women’ basketball participant of the yr awards, was chosen the Gatorade state participant of the yr final yr and gained a gold medal for USA basketball final summer season.McCain, in the meantime, will cross off one of many remaining objects on a board of highschool objectives he’s been growing for years. A senior guard who’s helped Corona Centennial win back-to-back state championships, McCain was named the Gatorade state participant of the yr final season and has performed a good greater function on a 20-3 Huskies squad this season. La Jolla Nation Day’s Jada Williams and Breya Cunningham, a degree guard-big connection that galvanizes the Torreys, had been additionally named to the ladies’s roster to spherical out illustration from Southern California.