Brockman and Webster named to 2005 McDonald's All-American Team
Feb. 24, 2005
Washington freshmen men's basketball recruits, Jon Brockman and Martell Webster, who both signed national letters of intent in November of 2004, have been named to the 24-player 2005 McDonald's All-American Team. Brockman and Webster are the only All-American selections planning to attend Pac-10 schools next year. The game will take place on March 30 at the Joyce Center in Notre Dame, Ind. and will be televised live on ESPN at 5:00 p.m. PST.
The two players were chosen to participate in the prestigious game, which showcases the top talent in the country from a pool of more than 2,500 nominees. Both will be members of the West squad.
Washington is one of five schools to be represented by more than one incoming freshman. The others schools are Duke (three selections), Kansas (three selections), North Carolina (three selections) and Oklahoma State (two selections).
Brockman is the third-leading scorer in the state of Washington this season, averaging 29.8 points per contest. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound product of Snohomish High School is also known as one of the best rebounders in the 2005 class, averaging 12 boards per game. A year ago, Brockman averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds, setting new school records in both of those categories. Tabbed as the No.1 prospect in the Best of the West poll by Long Beach Press-Telegram, Brockman has led Snohomish to a 16-5 record, best in the WesCo North Division.
Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the country by TheInsiders.com and the top incoming recruit in the Pac-10 by Scout.com, Webster is averaging 27.7 points and 10 rebounds per game. Hailing from Seattle Prep, Webster led his team to a 19-5 record and a No. 2 state ranking to finish the regular season. Listed at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, the shooting guard can shoot the three from outside as well as post up a player down low, making him a very dangerous offensive threat.
Only one UW player has been named to the McDonald's All-American Team prior to Brockman and Webster: Kim Stewart from Seattle's Ballard High School in 1974 who went on to be a four-year letterman at UW. It is also Lorenzo Romar's first two McDonald's All-American recruits.
In addition, the state of Washington is one of only two states that will send three players to the boy's game. Micah Downs from Juanita High School in Kirkland will accompany Brockman and Webster to the event. Texas was the other state that was honored with three players.
Joining Brockman and Webster on the West squad will be: Mario Chalmers (Kansas), Downs (Kansas), Byron Eaton (Oklahoma State), Monta Ellis (Mississippi State), Bobby Frasor (North Carolina), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Amir Johnson (Louisville), Calvin Miles (Texas), Julian Wright (Kansas) and Luke Zeller (Notre Dame).
Participating for the East team are: Korvotney Barber (Auburn), Eric Boateng (Duke), Andrew Bynum (Connecticut), Brandon Costner (North Carolina State), Eric Devendorf (Syracuse), Dann Green (North Carolina), Gerald Green (Oklahoma State), Richard Hendrix (Alabama), Josh McRoberts (Duke), Tasmin Mitchell (LSU), Greg Paulus (Duke) and Louis Williams (Georgia).
The proceeds from the McDonald's All-American game help support the host city's local Ronald McDonald House charities and initiatives. Nearly $4 million has been raised for charity since the game's inception in 1978.
The McDonald's All-American girl's game tips off at 2:30 p.m. PST on March 30th at the Joyce Center. In addition, players will participate in the PowerAde jam Fest (a slam dunk and 3-point competition) at Bethel College on Monday, March 28th from 4-6 p.m. PST. The PowerAde Jam Fest will air before the boy's game on March 30th at 4:00 p.m. PST on ESPN.
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