Archbishop Stepinac's Boogie Fland Named to McDonald's All-American Team

| 01/25/2024

By: Steven Schwankert

Fland will play in the McDonald’s All-American Games in Houston April 2

Johnuel "Boogie" Fland (center, blue shoes) celebrates as Archbishop Stepinac High School defeats Cardinal Hayes High School in the 2022 Catholic High School Athletic Association boys' basketball playoffs, March 2022.
Johnuel "Boogie" Fland (center, blue shoes) celebrates as Archbishop Stepinac High School defeats Cardinal Hayes High School in the 2022 Catholic High School Athletic Association boys' basketball playoffs, March 2022. Photo by Michael Scott.

Archbishop Stepinac High School star guard and University of Kentucky commit Johnuel “Boogie” Fland was named to the 2024 McDonald’s All-American team, recognizing him as one of the very best high school basketball players in the United States.

McDonald’s All-Americans must not only demonstrate top-level athletic prowess, but must also meet standards of academic excellence and good behavior, as set down by the team’s selection committee on its website. Twenty-four boys and girls are selected each year.

The players will get a chance to show off their skills in the annual McDonald’s All-American Games, set for April 2 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The 24 players will be divided into two teams of 12 players, designated the East and West teams.

Fland is one of two players chosen from the New York area. Also selected was Ian Jackson from Our Savior Lutheran school in the Bronx. They will both play for the East team in Houston.

The six-foot-three-inch point guard announced in October that he will attend the University of Kentucky and play basketball there in the fall of 2024.

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