Three Towson commits nominated for High School All-American Game

January 07, 2014 | WNST Staff


CHICAGO, Ill. — A trio of Towson University men’s basketball signees have been nominated for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, it was announced today.

Forward Allen Costley and guards Byron Hawkins and Jordan McNeil were on the list of high school seniors from which the final team of 24 boys will be selected. The 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game will take place on April 2 at Chicago’s United Center.

The final team will be announced during the McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Show, which will air on ESPNU onJanuary 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee.

“This year’s list of nominees represents the finest prep talent across the country, and we are thrilled to present nearly 1,000 players with this once in a lifetime honor,” said Morgan Wootten, the McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee Chairman. “Today we celebrate this list of nominees, from which the final team of 24 boys will emerge.”

Costley is a 6-5, 205-pound combo forward out of Baltimore’s Milford Mill Academy. The Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro performer led the Millers to the Class 3A state championship in 2012-13. As a junior, Costley averaged 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Hawkins, a 6-1, 175-pound point guard, stars for the Clinton Christian School in Upper Marlboro, Md. The All-Met honorable mention guard averaged a team-high 18.1 points per game in 29 contests while playing at Good Counsel High School in 2012-13. As a junior, Hawkins scored in double figures in every game.

McNeil is a 6-5, 185-pound shooting guard out of traditional Baltimore Catholic league power Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore. He was the third-leading scorer on the team as a junior as the Gaels won the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament Championship.