40th McDonald’s All-American Games headed to the United Center

CHICAGO - No Chicago kids in this year's McDonald's High School All-American Games, but there's still tons of talent from across the country.

The nation's number one recruit, incoming Missouri freshman, Michael Porter Jr. will be there.

So will Brian 'Tugs' Bowen out of La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana.

There's a small chance Bowen could be in the Windy City next year, too.

Bowen has a scholarship offer from DePaul.

He's still on the fence about where he wants to go, but the Blue Demon faithful gave him something to think about at a game he attended in February, when the crowd showered him with 'Tugs' chants.

"It means a lot. I've really worked hard to come to this moment, to have all these great schools recruiting me," noted Bowen. "Coach Leitao is a great guy. He has a great staff. We're definitely talking about it."

Bowen and his high school teammate Jaren Jackson Jr. provide the only local flavor on the boys side.

As for the girls, Gary's Dana Evans and Kenosha's Sidney Cooks are expecting plenty of their family and friends to make the trip to see them play at the United Center.

Tickets are on sale now for Wednesday's games.

Girls Game: 4:00 p.m.

Boys Game: 6:00 p.m.

There's also a dunk contest, three-point competitions, and a Legends & Stars shootout on Monday at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Powerade Jam Fest: 7:00-8:30 p.m.