March 29, 2017

National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) members Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Jayne Appel, Jonathan Bender, Tye'sha Fluker, Sam Perkins, and John Wallace returned to their roots as participants in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Games Powerade Jam Fest on Monday, March 27, at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Keating Sports Center.

Each year, the McDonald's All-American Games serve as the premiere showcase of North American boys' and girls' high-school basketball standouts. As part of the weeklong event, the high school stars compete in the Powerade Jam Fest, which features a slam-dunk contest, three-point shooting competition, and the newly added Legends & Stars skills competition.

In its second year, the Legends & Stars skills competition features NBRPA Legends who are also McDonald’s All-American Alumni. Abdur-Rahim was selected as an All-American in 1995, Appel was selected as an All-American in 2006, Bender, the game’s all-time leading scorer was selected as an All-American in 1999, Fluker was selected as an All-American in 2002, Perkins was selected as an All-American in 1980, and Wallace was selected as an All-American in 1992. The Legends’ participation was made possible by the NBRPA’s partnership with McDonald’s All-American Games organizers and Kemper Lesnik

Appel and her teammates Anastasia Hayes and Quade Green came away the winners of the Legends & Stars shooting competition in a very fun night of activities.

For more information on the McDonald’s All-American Games, visit http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com/aag/en/home.html

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Dwight Davis, Vice Chairman Mike Glenn, Treasurer Casey Shaw, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.