Four Seattle-area high-school basketball players have been selected to play in the McDonald All-American High School Basketball Games.

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Four Seattle-area high-school basketball players – Jon Brockman of Snohomish, Micah Downs of Juanita, Martell Webster of Seattle Prep and Kirsten Thompson of Monroe – have been selected to play in the 2005 McDonald All-American High School Basketball Games.

The four players allowed Washington to tie New Jersey for the second-most players of any state, behind only California’s six players. The three boys selections adds credibility to the claim by some that the Seattle area’s talent pool is unprecedented this season.

Brockman, Downs, Webster and Thompson will play on rosters featuring the top 48 male and female high school basketball players in the nation.

Brockman, a 6-foot-8 senior from Snohomish who will attend the University of Washington in the fall, led all Seattle-area players with a 30.1 scoring average, including a career-high 51-point game last week.

Webster, a 6-7 senior at Seattle Prep who will also attend Washington, averages 27.7 points and nine rebounds.

Downs, a 6-8 senior from Bothell who will attend Kansas, averages 23.6 points and 12.2 rebounds.

Thompson, a 6-6 senior from Snohomish who will attend Arizona State, averages 14.8 points.

The last player from the state selected was Marvin Williams of Bremerton, who was picked last season and now is playing at North Carolina. Only six Washington players have been selected to play in previous years.

This year’s game marks year 28 of the McDonald’s All-American Game for boys will be played March 30 at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind. It will be broadcast live on ESPN at 5 p.m. PST.

For the fourth year, McDonald’s is hosting a girls game as well. That contest tips off at 2:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast on ESPN2 the following day, March 31 at 2 p.m.

The players were selected from a pool of more than 2,500 nominees of high-school boys and girls players from across the country.

The Sonics will honor the local winners and nominees March 22 at their home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.