Franken Nominated for McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team


January 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

Atlantic senior Dalton Franken has been nominated to the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team. This year marks the 36th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American Games. From the field of more than 800 nominees, 24 male and 24 female athletes will be chosen to compete in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Game held in Chicago, Illinois.

Franken, who has committed to Dordt College in Sioux Center, has helped lead the Trojans to a 16-1 record.  He is averaging 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game to lead the team in both categories.

The final team for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games will be announced on the nationally televised McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14th at 4:00 pm.

Proceeds from the Games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, the McDonald’s All American Games have raised more than $10 million to support the  Ronald McDonald House Charities’ mission of improving the health and well-being of families and children.