Accelerated Prep’s Baye Fall Selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game
DENVER – Accelerated Prep’s Bay Fall has been selected as one of just 24 prospects across the country to compete in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game.
This year marks the 46th anniversary of the McDonald’s All-American Games, which will showcase the top rising stars in high school boys and girls basketball. The event will be held Tuesday, March 28, from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and televised on the ESPN platform with tipoff time to be determined.
“This is an incredible honor and no doubt the highlight of my young career” said Fall. “The McDonald’s All-American Game has produced so many NBA stars like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. To even be in the same conversation feels impossible to believe.”
Fall is a five-star prospect and ranks as the No. 16 overall player, the No. 3 center and the No. 1 prospect out of the state of Colorado, according to the industry generated 247Sports Composite Rankings. In November, he committed to playing college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Originally from Senegal, Fall came to the United States in 2018 to pursue educational and basketball opportunities. His ascension to becoming a highly sought-after basketball recruit began as a sophomore when he led his high school, Lutheran High School (Parker), to a 2020 CHSAA state title, earning MVP honors in the championship game. Fall was also named the Colorado Class 3A State Player of the Year and a First-Team Max Preps All-American.
He’s currently playing his senior campaign at Accelerated Prep, and continuing to compete against elite national competition in The Grind Session.
The 6-10, 205-pound big man has put up big numbers during his senior season. In Grind Session contests, Fall is averaging 15.1 points on 48.3% shooting from the field and an 82.9% clip from the charity stripe to go along with 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1 assist per game.
“Providing a national platform to elevate and honor these players is what the McDonald’s All American Games is all about,” said Joe Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman in a release. “We’ve been doing this for over four decades and have seen some truly amazing kids come through this iconic program. That’s why this moment is so special … the history, prestige and all that comes with it. These players are joining a long list of icons to be named to the Games and it’s something that will never be taken away.”
About Accelerated Prep
Founded in 2022 and powered by Accelerated Schools, an independent, co-educational day school for students in middle school and high school, Accelerated Prep is a faith-based basketball program designed for collegiate and NBA-bound athletes. The program empowers its student-athletes with innovative teaching strategies, expert NBA-level coaches, and world-class training facilities at Redline Athletics. The team competes in the national basketball prep circuit known as The Grind Session, while completing the Accelerated Schools curriculum for NCAA enrollment.