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A McDonald's All-American! We Are Not Taking It For Granted

Oct 2, 2020
Josh Christopher is the sixth McDonald's All-American in Sun Devil history.

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Everyone knows how big of a signing Josh Christopher was to the Arizona State basketball program -- you can click HERE to read about what was written in April. I mean, if you get a million views on your commitment video you know what you are doing in the social media world. But lost in the pandemic cancellations was the natural publicity of earning McDonald's All-American and playing in the game.

 

How big is that in Tempe? He is just the sixth Sun Devil to earn the honor, and the first since James Harden in 2007. Also on the list are Eric Boateng (transferred to ASU from Duke), Jamal Faulkner (transferred to Alabama after one season at ASU), Chris Sandle (transferred to UTEP) and three-time NBA World Champion Byron Scott.
 

Josh will be one of just three 2020 McDonald All-Americans in the Pac-12 this year, joining Evan Mobley of USC and Ziaire Williams of Stanford.
 
SUN DEVIL McDONALD ALL-AMERICANS
Josh Christopher, 2020
James Harden, 2007
Eric Boateng, 2005
Jamal Faulkner, 1989
Chris Sandle, 1984
Byron Scott, 1979

With the signing of Christopher and Marcus Bagley, along with the return of Remy Martin and Alonzo Verge Jr. along with Kimani Lawrence, Taeshon Cherry, Jalen Graham and Jaelen House, ASU is a regular in the preseason top-25 predictions and rankings.

2020-21 SUN DEVIL PRESEASON PREDICTIONS AND RANKINGS
--No. 13 by Jeff Goodman (Sept. 17, 2020)
--No. 14 by Jon Rothstein (August 3, 2020)
--No. 14 by Andy Katz/NCAA.com (Sept. 22, 2020)
--No. 15 by 24/7Sports.com (June 22, 2020)
--No. 24 by Blue Ribbon Yearbook (Sept. 17, 2020)

Christopher -- ranked No. 10 by ESPN and by 247Sports.com – joins the program as the highest ranked Sun Devil as James Harden was ranked No. 21 by ESPN and No. 14 by 247Sports.com. He is joining fall signee Marcus Bagley (No. 30 by ESPN) on the roster as ASU will have two top-30 freshmen for the first time in school history.
 
ESPN.COM TOP-40 SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN (2007-PRESENT)
10. Josh Christopher, 2020
21. James Harden, 2007
30. Marcus Bagley, 2020
 
247SPORTS.COM TOP-30 SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN (2007-PRESENT)
10. Josh Christopher, 2020
14. James Harden, 2007
27. Marcus Bagley, 2020
30. Luguentz Dort, 2018

McDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN
UCLA, 44 (Moses Brown, 2018)
Arizona, 27 (Nico Mannion and Josh Green, 2019)
USC, 10 (Evan Mobley, 2020)
Stanford, 8 (Ziaire Williams, 2020)
California, 7 (Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb, 2015)
Oregon, 7 (Bol Bol and Louis King, 2018)
Washington, 6 (Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart, 2019)
Arizona State, 6 (Josh Christopher, 2020)
Utah, 4 (Chris Burgess and Britton Johnson, 1997)
Colorado, 3 (David Harrison, 2001)
Oregon State, 3 (Corey Benjamin, 1996)
Washington State, 0