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Wichita basketball player named McDonald’s All-American

 

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW)-The most celebrated postseason high school All-American game, the McDonald’s All-American Games, has released its roster, and a local basketball player found his name on the roster.

Matas Buzelis, who has committed to play in the NBA G-League after leaving high school, plays for Sunrise Christian Academy. He is the first player in McDonald’s All-American history to commit to the G League before playing.

Buzelis is ranked as a five-star forward in the class of 2023, according to Rivals. He is the number two player in the nation and has received offers from Kansas, Kentucky, Florida State and others.

Among Sunrise players, guard Layden Blocker, who is also a five-star recruit signed to play at Arkansas, was dropped from the roster after being named a finalist.

Eric Bossi of 247Sports says of Buzelis: “A 6-foot-10 swingman who can handle the ball, shoot long distance and move around the perimeter, Buzelis has put together a strong senior season. The game of him should be set up well for an All-Star type setting.

Another selection for McDonald’s All-American roster is Elmarko Jackson, a point guard from Connecticut who signed with the Kansas Jayhawks.

The match will take place on March 28 in Houston, Texas.

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