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Stanley Johnson of No. 1-ranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) was one of 24 high school senior boys selected Wednesday to play in the McDonald's All-American Game.

Rosters were unveiled Wednesday for the annual McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Games. The announcement was carried live by ESPNU as 48 of the top boys and girls players were selected to participate in the contest schedule for April 2 at the United Center in Chicago.

A selection committee led by chairman and Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten made the picks from a list of over 1,000 nominees.

Many of the top names in recent basketball history have participated in the storied showcase, including Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

This year's contest will be headlined by MaxPreps National Player of the Year frontrunners Cliff Alexander of Curie (Chicago) and Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).

Alexander, a 6-foot-9 power forward, has been putting up monster double-doubles all season for national No. 2 Curie. The future Kansas Jayhawk will play for the East squad.

Johnson, a powerful 6-6 guard bound for Arizona, is bidding to become the first player in California history to start on four state championship teams. Mater Dei is unbeaten in 2013-14 and ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps.

The game will be of special interest for fans of Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Led by the famed package deal of Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, four future Blue Devils will play in Chicago.

Kentucky will have four player of its own in action, highlighted by 6-9 Indianapolis forward Trey Lyles. Three North Carolina signees were also selected to participate.

Here's a look at the complete boys rosters for the 37th annual McDonald's showcase (click here for girls):

Cliff Alexander (6-9, F), Curie (Chicago) – Kansas
James Blackmon (6-2, G), Marion (Ind.) – Indiana
Justin Jackson (6-7, G/F), HCYA (Houston) – North Carolina
Tyus Jones (6-1, G), Apple Valley (Minn.) – Duke
Kevon Looney (6-8, F), Hamilton (Milwaukee, Wis.) – UCLA
Theo Pinson (6-6, G), Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) – North Carolina
D'Angelo Russell (6-4, G), Montverde Academy (Fla.) – Ohio State
Karl Towns Jr. (6-11, C), St. Joseph (Metuchen, N.J.) – Kentucky
Romelo Trimble (6-2, G), Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.) – Maryland
Myles Turner (6-11, C), Trinity (Euless, Texas) – Undecided
Isaiah Whitehead (6-3, G), Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Seton Hall
Justise Winslow (6-6, G/F), St. John's (Houston) – Duke

Grayson Allen (6-4, G), Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Duke
Joel Berry (6-0, G), Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) – North Carolina
Devin Booker (6-4, G), Moss Point (Miss.) – Kentucky
Stanley Johnson (6-6, G), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – Arizona
Trey Lyles (6-9, F), Arsenal Technical (Indianapolis) – Kentucky
Emmanuel Mudiay (6-4, G), Prime Prep (Dallas) – SMU
Jahlil Okafor (6-10, C), Whitney Young (Chicago) – Duke
Kelly Oubre (6-6, G), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) – Kansas
Reid Travis (6-7, F), DeLaSalle (Minneapolis, Minn.) – Stanford
Tyler Ulis (5-9, G), Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights, Ill.) – Kentucky
Rashad Vaughn (6-6, G), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) – Undecided
Thomas Welsh (6-11, C), Loyola (Los Angeles) – UCLA