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Kasai Burton Nominated to McDonald's All-American Games

Kasai BurtonBearcat point guard Kasai Burton was named a McDonald’s All American Games nominee Wednesday, making him one of 83 Texas players nominated for a chance to play among the greatest in the nation.

“Kasai is a great student and athlete. This nomination is a well-deserved honor for all the work that he has put in throughout his high school career,” Sherman Head Boys Basketball Coach Jordan Marks said. “We are extremely proud of him and proud to have him a part of the Bearcat program.”

Burton joins a legendary group of athletes who have been nominated for the chance to play in the nation’s premiere showcase – including Michael Jordan, Candace Parker, LeBron James, Maya Moore, Trae Young, Breanna Stewart and many more stars.

“As a brand that feeds and fosters many communities across the country, it’s great to celebrate these players who are proudly representing their high schools, families and hometowns from all over,” said Derrick Taylor, owner/operator and Black McDonald’s Operators Association Lead for Chicago. “As a big basketball fan myself, and on behalf of McDonald’s owner/operators across the country, we can’t wait to see the top 48 high school players take the court this March in Chicago, a city that’s hosted the Games numerous times over the past 45 years.”

Players were nominated by either a high school coach, athletic director, principal or member of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. The roster will be revealed Jan. 25 on ESPN’s “NBA Today.”