Shore Stars Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game
Four Shore Conference boys basketball standouts and a now-former Shore girls star were announced as nominees for the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games on Tuesday.
The Point Beach tandem of guard Matt Farrell and forward Dom Uhl, Jackson Memorial center Eric Carter, and Southern senior forward Mike Gesicki were part of the 984 total players on the boys and girls side from across the country who were nominated. Former Point Beach star guard Katelynn Flaherty, who transferred to Metuchen last week, has been nominated for the girls game. There were 59 total players from New Jersey nominated between boys and girls. The full list of nominees can be seen here.
Uhl is committed to Iowa, Carter is headed to Delaware, and Gesicki is verbally committed to Penn State for football. Farrell was initially committed to Boston College before re-opening his recruitment and has multiple Division I offers. Butler scouted him in person in Point Beach's win over St. Rose on Tuesday. Flaherty is committed to Michigan.
Players from 44 states and the District of Columbia have been nominated by high school coaches, administrators and members of the McDonald's All-American Games Selection Committee.
The 37th annual boys game will be on ESPN on April 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET from the United Center in Chicago, following the girls game at 7 p.m. The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls selected to play in the games will be announced on the McDonald's All-American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.