Camden’s DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw, along with Paul VI’s Hannah Hidalgo, were selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Games on March 28 in Houston.

Wagner is the third member of his family to be selected for the prestigious All-Star showcase, joining his father Dajuan (2001) and grandfather Milt (1981).

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DJ Wagner and Bradshaw are the first South Jersey teammates selected for an exhibition game. Both players are five-star recruits who signed with Kentucky last year.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Wagner is a two-time Gatorade New Jersey and Courier-Post Player of the Year. The combo guard is averaging 20.5 points for the Panthers, who were 14-2 before Tuesday’s game. The 7-foot, 205-pound Bradshaw is averaging 12.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.

Camden's Aaron Bradshaw dunks during the Camden-Rancacas Valley boys basketball game at Rancacas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Camden defeated Rancacas Valley 91-50.

Also playing in the game will be Marlton native Elmark Jackson, who currently plays at South Kent High School in Connecticut. Jackson began his collegiate career at St. Augustine.

Hildalgo became the second girl in South Jersey history to play in the game. Mainland graduate Kylie Watson was selected in 2020, but the game was canceled due to the pandemic.

Hidalgo, a senior guard who committed to Notre Dame in November, is a two-time Courier Defensive Player of the Year. According to ESPN, she is the fifth-leading scorer in the class of 2023 and is fast approaching the 2,000 career scoring mark.

Paul VI's Hannah Hidalgo is the 2022 South Jersey Female Basketball Player of the Year.

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Hidalgo is averaging 31.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game for the Eagles, who are 14-1, this season. She scored a career-high 48 points in a 72-69 win over Westtown (Pa.) on Jan. 21.

The girls game will be televised on ESPN2 on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. The boys game will be televised on ESPN at 9 p.m.

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