McDonald's game will stay in Chicago through 2015

Updated: October 24, 2012 5:00PM



The fans keep turning out, so McDonald's keeps coming back.

McDonald's announced on Wednesday that the boys and girls All American Games will stay at the United Center through 2015, with an option for 2016.

"Fans throughout the U.S. can now make Chicago their destination to see the greatest high school basketball players participate in this annual rite of passage," Douglas Freeland, director of the games, said in a release.

The 2013 game will take place on April 3. Tickets will be available in January and the rosters will be announced in February.

According to McDonald's, Chicago ranks first in average attendance with 17, 388 in the three years it has hosted the game (1982, 2011, 2012). Philadelphia is a distant second with 11,610 in two years hosting.

Simeon senior Jabari Parker is a shoo-in for this season's game, and Young's Jahlil Okafor is likely to be selected in 2014. Other local players with a chance to be selected for this year include Simeon's Kendrick Nunn, Proviso East's Sterling Brown, St. Charles East's Kendall Stephens and Morgan Park's Billy Garrett Jr.

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