Brooks, Redman left out of McDonald's All American Games


Last week, Spring Grove senior Eli Brooks and York High senior Madey-Zania Redman were both named finalists for the 2017 McDonald's All American Games in Chicago.

Spring Grove's Eli Brooks gets fouled by Dallastown's Justin Atwood, while going up for the dunk, during the fourth quarter of a basketball game Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Spring Grove Area High School. Spring Grove won 70-59. Amanda J. Cain photo

Unfortunately, the two seniors won't be playing in the most prestigious high school all-star basketball games in the nation. Sunday night, neither player was selected as one of 24 boys or girls who will participate in the games on March 29 at Chicago's United Center.

The York-Adams League standouts were two of 729 finalists named last week from 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Brooks, who is committed to the University of Michigan for next year, currently leads the Y-A League in scoring, averaging 29.7 points per game. He also recently became the Rockets' all-time leading scorer. Since achieving that feat, he's gone on to score 182 points over his last five games, good for 36.4 points per game. He's scored at least 30 in all five of those games and eclipsed the 40-point mark twice, including scoring a career-high 46 in a win over Central York last Wednesday.

Redman is currently leading all Y-A League girls in scoring with 19.2 points per game. She's committed to play for NCAA Division II Lock Haven University next season on a full scholarship.