Wuebker Nominated To McDonalds’ All American High School Team
With his nomination to the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Nick Wuebker of Emmetsburg High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation. The 6’10” center ranks among the top 1,000 nominees competing to fill one of 24 positions on the Boys Team, which will feature an East vs. West showdown on March 30, 2011 in Chicago, IL.
McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls during the 2011 McDonald’s All American Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m Eastern.
“Nick is a very unselfish big man and is a great passer,” Boys Basketball Coach Mike Brennan said. “He’s definitely a team player and he does a great job of getting everybody involved.”
The 34th annual Boys Game tips off at 9:00 p.m. CT on Wed., March 30, inside the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill., and will broadcast live on ESPN.
Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. All ticket purchases include free parking at the United Center.
Proceeds from ticket sales of both Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). To date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC Chapters from proceeds generated at the McDonald’s All American Games.
A four-year starter for Emmetsburg, Wuebker averages 13.8 points-per-game and leads the E-Hawks in rebounds at 9.1 per game. His coach is Mike Brennan and he is the son of Wayne and Karen Wuebker from Ayrshire.
Since 1978, more than 1,000 male and female athletes have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games, forming an elite list of players in basketball history. McDonald’s All American athletes include basketball greats Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Candace Parker, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.