BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball’s 2017 signing class was honored in bulk Tuesday, as each member of the three-player signing class was named a McDonald’s All American Game nominee.
Five-star center Mitchell Robinson, four-star guard Josh Anderson and three-star guard Taveion Hollingsworth were all selected as nominees for the prestigious all-star game, which brings together the top high school talent in the nation and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The final roster will be announced at 9:30 p.m. CT Sunday, Jan. 15 live on ESPNU. The McDonald’s All American Game is set for March 29 at the United Center in Chicago.
WKU has never had a McDonald’s All American in its storied basketball history.
The Hilltoppers have a consensus top-15 signing class with their additions of Robinson, Anderson and Hollingsworth, who represent WKU’s first top-25 signing class in the modern era. The class is currently ranked eighth by Rivals, 10th by Scout and 15th by 247Sports.
Robinson, a 7-foot center out of Chalmette (La.) High School, is ranked as the No. 6 prospect nationally by all three publications. Anderson, a 6-4 guard out of Madison Prep Academy in Baton Rouge, La., is ranked as the 43rd-best prospect in the country by Rivals, 50th by Scout and 52nd by 247Sports.
Hollingsworth, a 6-2 guard out of Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky., is a front-runner for Kentucky’s 2017 Mr. Basketball award. He was the KHSAA Sweet 16 MVP last year as his squad won its first state title.
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