It's been awhile -- since 2008, to be exact -- since the state of Washington was not represented on the McDonald's All-American list, made up of the best high school basketball players in the country. Despite having some quality recruits, including Tony Wroten Jr. and Gary Bell Jr., Washington is noticeably absent from the 2011 list, somewhat surprising considering the cities notoriety as a hotbed for young basketball talent.
The biggest snub, and one that raises the most eyebrows, is that of Wroten Jr., a Garfield High School senior committed to Washington. Wroten has long been near the top of the class of 2011 recruiting rankings, but has seen his stock fall recently. Much of it has to do with an ACL injury suffered during his junior year, forcing him to miss the entire season.
Wroten clearly wasn't happy, taking to his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon. He vowed to step his game up and prove the doubters wrong after being snubbed by the All-American committee.
I still got my city on my back. I PROMISE yall imma show the mcdonalds committee what a mistake they did in the jordan game. #Fact. #blessed
The full list can be found here. Teams are split into West and East, with the Northwest region grossly underrepresented this year. Oregon's Kyle Wiltjer, committed to Kentucky, was the only player from the area to make the cut.