With his nomination to the 2011 McDonald's All American® High School Boys Basketball Team, Brock Dagel of Washington High School of Cherokee was recently recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation.
Dagel,, the 6'8" Cherokee center, ranks among the top 1,000 nominees competing to fill one of 24 positions on the Boys Team, which will feature an East vs. West showdown on March 30 in Chicago, Illinois.
McDonald's will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls during the 2011 McDonald's All American Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
"Brock is our senior leader who leads by example through his hard work and effort," Cherokee basketball Coach Bob Lee said. "He has already signed to play football at Iowa State, so he's a strong athlete all around."
The 10th annual Girls Game will tip off on Wed., March 30 at 6:30 p.m. inside the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill., and will broadcast live on ESPNU. The 34th annual Boys Game tips off at 9:00 p.m. and will air live on ESPN. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. All ticket purchases include free parking at the United Center.
Proceeds from ticket sales of both Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). To date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC Chapters from proceeds generated at the McDonald's All American Games.
Dagel averages 13 points-per-game and leads the Braves in rebounds at over 10 per game and blocks at over 4 per game. He is the son of Bruce and Leah Dagel from Cherokee, Iowa.
Since 1978, more than 1,000 male and female athletes have competed in the McDonald's All American Games, forming an elite list of players in basketball history. McDonald's All American athletes include basketball greats Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Candace Parker, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.