Joshua Smith of state champion Kentwood will play for the West team Wednesday in the McDonald's All-American Game in Columbus, Ohio.

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Joshua Smith, who led Kentwood High School to the Class 4A state boys basketball championship this month, will face even bigger competition Wednesday in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Columbus, Ohio.

The boys all-star game, televised on ESPN, is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. PDT. A girls game will start at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU. No girls from Washington were selected for the game.

Smith, a 6-foot-9 senior who has signed with UCLA, is the top-ranked center in the nation, according to ESPN Rise.

Smith will be joined on the West squad by another Northwest player, 6-9 forward Terrence Jones of Portland’s Jefferson High. Jones remains uncommitted, but has narrowed his finalists to Kentucky, Oklahoma, UCLA, Washington and Oregon.

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The McDonald’s game will be the first of two high-profile national all-star events for Smith, who is also committed to play in the Jordan Brand Classic April 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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