Chicago's United Center will play host to the 2011 McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Games next March.
The boys game will be televised by ESPN with the girls game airing on ESPNU. Both games will be played March 30.
Chicago also hosted the 1982 event, drawing 16,000 fans to the Rosemont Horizon. Kenny Walker poured in 20 points in that contest to lead the West to a 103-84 win.
The McDonald's All-American Game is well-placed in 2011 in terms of drawing local talent. Seven members of MaxPreps.com's Top 100 hail from the Chicago area, including No. 6 Anthony Davis (Perspectives), No. 15 Wayne Blackshear (Morgan Park), No. 34 Michael Shaw (De La Salle), No. 38 Ryan Boatright (Aurora East), No. 40 Mychael Henry (Orr), No. 82 Tracy Abrams (Mount Carmel) and No. 87 Samuel Thompson (Whitney Young).
No. 63 Chasson Randle is a product of Rock Island High School, located along the western edge of Illinois.
The Games annually select 24 boys and 24 girls from a pool of more than 2,500 nominees nationwide. Since 1977, more than 1,000 players have competed in the McDonald’s All American Games, forming an elite list that includes some of the top names in basketball history.