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CBC’s Love selected to play in 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game for boys

CBC senior Caleb Love has been chosen to play in one of the nation’s top high school basketball all-star games.

The selections for 2020’s McDonald’s All-American Games were revealed Thursday. Love was tabbed to take part in the annual all-star showcase.

CBC senior Caleb Love

The 6-foot-4 Love signed to play in college at North Carolina last November.

Love, a point guard, is the regarded as the top player in Missouri and the No. 3 point guard in the class of 2020, according to scouting services.

Love, a five-star recruit, is averaging 27.1 points a game for the Cadets. He scored a career-high 42 points in a 68-62 win Saturday at East St. Louis. In an 83-82 win Tuesday at Cardinal Ritter, Love poured in 40 points. On Thursday, Love scored 35 in a n 80-4 win over Hazelwood Central. CBC is 11-6 and has won four consecutive games.

McDonald’s All American Games for boys and girls celebrate the next generation of basketball stars and their hustle in the pursuit of achieving greatness.

A total of 48 high school seniors – comprising the top 24 girls and 24 boys in the country – were selected by a committee of basketball experts from more than 900 nominated players.

The players will join a prestigious and historic group of basketball legends when they take the court for the 43rd McDonald’s All American Games on April 1, at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Games will be telecast live on ESPN2 and ESPN.

This year’s McDonald’s All-Americans have not yet been split up into teams. That announcement is expected to come sometime next month.

Here is the boys joining Love on the roaster: Scottie Barnes (Florida State), Brandon Boston (Kentucky), Greg Brown (uncommitted), Nimari Burnett (Texas Tech), Josh Christopher (uncommitted), Terrence Clarke (Kentucky), Sharife Cooper (Auburn), Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State), R.J. Davis (North Carolina), Dawson Garcia (Marquette), Jalen Green (uncommitted), Walker Kessler (North Carolina), Evan Mobley (Southern Cal), Daishen Nix (UCLA), Jeremy Roach (Duke), Day’Ron Sharpe (North Carolina), Jaden Springer (Tennessee), DJ Steward (Duke), Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga), Bryce Thompson (Kansas), Isaiah Todd (Michigan), Mark Williams (Duke), Ziaire Williams (uncommitted).

The boys East team coach will be Charles Smith, of Peabody High School in Alexandria, La. the boys West team coach will be Gary Hall, of St. Thomas Catholic in Houston.

Love is the second player from CBC to be chosen for the game. Larry Hughes was selected in in 1997. His son, Larry Hughes Jr., is a sophomore playing on the CBC squad.

St. Louis has had several athletes earn spots in the all-star game. They are Chaminade’s Brad Beal (2011) and David Lee (2000), East St. Louis’ Darius Miles (2000), Cardinal Ritter’s Loren Woods (1996), St. Charles West’s Ryan Robertson (1995), Collinsville’s Richard Keene (1992) and De Smet’s Steve Stipanovich (1979).

For more than 40 years, over 1,400 players have competed in the prestigious McDonald’s All American Games.

They form an elite group of some of the top names in basketball history, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne and Breanna Stewart. Alumni include current college standouts Cole Anthony of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tre Jones of Duke University and Sabrina Ionescu of the University of Oregon.

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