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March 28, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Tony Wroten Jr. named to Parade All-America second team

Garfield senior Tony Wroten Jr. has been named to the Parade All-America second team and will be listed this week’s magazine. Here is the press release:

New York, March 28 — PARADE announces its annual All-America High School Boys Basketball Team in this Sunday’s issue. Tony Wroten, a 6-5 guard from Garfield High School in Seattle, has been named to the second team. Wroten is committed to Washington.

Launched in 1957, the PARADE team is the longest running All-America high school basketball team in the country. Many members of past PARADE teams have gone on to star in college and the pros. There are 162 PARADE All-Americans currently playing in the NBA, including: LeBron James of the Miami Heat, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.

Other greats of the game who began their basketball careers as PARADE All-Americans include Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Bradley, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Shaquille O’Neal, Isaiah Thomas, James Worthy and Pete Maravich.

The entire team, which was compiled along with Sporting News, includes 40 seniors from 22 states.

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