Chicago native Jeremy Fears joined greats like Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker, and Michael Jordan by being selected to play in this year’s McDonald’s All-American Games.
On February 11th Fears received his McDonald’s All-American jersey in front of his home crowd at Joliet West High School. Fears is ranked number one in Illinois for high school basketball and 24th in the nation. The high school athlete is supported by his brother Jeremiah Fears, who is also ranked in the top 75 for the class of 2025.
Fears, the only player from Illinois to play in this year’s McDonald’s All-American, expressed what he was feeling after being selected to play in the big game. “It was a lot of emotions; shocked, happy, grateful. Not too many people get selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Games. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I’m just grateful to be here.”
Fears committed to Michigan Sate back in January of 2021 and he’s still standing tall on his decision. “I feel the atmosphere will match my community. This community plays a big factor on how I perform. They are always hyped and supportive,” he said. “They get me and my teammates through tough times.”
Now that Fears has received his McDonald’s All-American jersey, he now has a different vision for the immediate future which include plans to win the city and state championship. “I have to prepare for the McDonald’s All-American Games by winning a championship,” Fears stated. “I have to wake up early, be in the gym every day, and just beat everyone who steps in front of me.”
Joliet West plans to throw Fears a prep rally for this major accomplishment. Be sure to check out some of Fears’ highlights and be sure to follow him on Instagram at @Fearsthefloorgeneral.
By Christopher Lockridge
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