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Caleb Houstan named to McDonald’s All American team

TORONTO, Ont. (February 24, 2021) - Canadian forward Caleb Houstan has been named to the McDonald’s All American team as the final rosters were announced on Tuesday.

Houstan, a five-star forward who has committed to the University of Michigan for next season, is a senior at Montverde Academy and has spent the past three seasons playing for the Eagles.

This season, Houstan has led Monteverde to a 22-1 record and has the Eagles poised as a legitimate contender for the GEICO High School Nationals. He is the third leading scorer (11.9 PPG) on the #1 ranked high school team in the country and ranks second on Montverde in rebounding, averaging 4.2 rebounds per game. A constant threat from beyond the arc, Houstan leads the team in 3PM/g and is shooting 41% from 3PT.

The 6’8” forward becomes the first Canadian to be selected to the McDonald’s All American team since R.J. Barrett and Simisola Shittu in 2018.

The Mississauga, Ont. native has previously represented Canada at both the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018 and FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019, where he averaged 22.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2 assists as Canada captured a silver medal.  In the semifinals versus Dominican Republic, Houstan led Canada with 29 points, breaking the record for most points in a game by a Canadian at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship.

Houstan is just one of 48 high school seniors – comprising the top 24 girls and 24 boys in the country – who were selected by a committee of basketball experts from more than 700 nominated players.

Last week it was announced the decision to forego an in-person Games experience and honour the 2021 class through a virtual celebration.