The Michigan State Spartans’ class of 2021 signee Max Christie was named to the 2021 McDonald’s All-American Game roster this afternoon. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard hails from Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois and is a five-star composite recruit per 247Sports.
Christie is the first Spartan named a McDonald’s All American since Jaren Jackson Jr. in 2017. Prior to the recent four-year drought, Michigan State had a string of players earn the distinction including Miles Bridges (2016), Deyonta Davis (2015), Gary Harris (2012), Branden Dawson (2011) and Keith Appling (2010).
Christie is ranked the No. 17 player nationally per 247Sports composite, and the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 1 player in Illinois. He is an exciting part of the 2021 class and Spartan fans are generally eager to see him take the court next season as one of the premier shooting prospects of the Tom Izzo era. Christie also recently became the all-time leading scorer in Rolling Meadows boys basketball history.
The 2021 McDonald’s All American Game will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The game in prior years would feature a full week of practices attended by professional and college coaching personnel leading up to the game. This marks the 20th year that both a men’s and women’s team of 24 players each have been selected. You can find the full roster below or alternatively here and the press release announcing the selections here.