The 2011 McDonald's All-American Game took place on Wednesday night and while there were no players in the game who will attend any of the Colorado schools, the current Denver Nuggets roster has several players who are former McDonald's All-Americans.
Going in reverse order, the most recent player is Kosta Koufos in the 2007 game. Koufos wound up at Ohio State for one year and then went the back half of the first round in the 2008 draft to the Jazz. He then went to Minnesota and came to the Nuggets as a result of the Carmelo Anthony trade.
Current starting point guard Ty Lawson played in the 2006 game and went on to a college career with the North Carolina Tar Heels. He was drafted by the Timberwolves in 2009 and then traded to the Nuggets.
The 2004 game featured two future Nuggets in Arron Afflalo and J.R. Smith. Afflalo went on to play for the UCLA Bruins and then for the Detroit Pistons before joining the Nuggets before the start of the 2009 season. Smith by passed college (a UNC Tar Heels recruit) and went in the first round to the Hornets. During the summer of 2006, Smith made his way to Chicago for a short period and then finally landing in Denver. But will he be in Denver after this season?
Raymond Felton participated in the 2002 game, along with former Nugget player Carmelo Anthony. He went to North Carolina and then was drafted locally by the Charlotte Bobcats. He joined the Knicks for the 2010-11 season before he was included as part of the 'Melo deal.
And the final player on the roster to have played in this game was Al Harrington, all the way back in 1998. He skipped college and went 25th overall to the Pacers that year. He traveled around the league to Atlanta, Golden State and New York before signing as a free agent with Denver last offseason.