Pattonville High School senior Kellen Thames was announced as a nominee for the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games in Chicago. The annual event is expected to return to the court in 2022 following a two-year absence due to the pandemic. The 45th anniversary of the game will be played at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on March 29.
Thames, who signed to play basketball with Saint Louis University, is averaging 22.6 points per game this season for the Pirates, along with being an area leader in assists (3.60), rebounds (7.80) and steals (3.20). Pattonville is currently 8-8 on the season which includes a win over Rock Bridge in the Norm Stewart Classic that was broadcast on ESPN3.