Bruce Kelley, a longtime boys basketball coach at Potomac’s Bullis School, has been selected to participate in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game.
“It is a tremendous honor,” said Kelley, who will serve as head coach of the East team. “I’m thrilled. I’m really happy they’re letting me bring my friends with me to coach in that game.”
Kelley said his Bullis coaching staff comprised of Bob Brown, Shawn Kane and Markus Townsend will join him in Chicago on April 1.
Meanwhile, Allonzo Trier, who earned All-Sentinel Co-Player of the Year honors at Montrose Christian last season, was selected to play on the West team in the McDonald’s All-American Game. Trier, a 6-foot-4 senior guard who signed with Arizona, currently plays at Findlay Prep in Nevada.
Since Kelley took over the Bullis program in 2004, the Bulldogs have captured six Interstate Athletic Conference titles and produced various all-conference players.
Bullis has won the IAC championship for the last three years and will be seeking a fourth consecutive title this season.
During the 2012-13 campaign, Kelley was named The Sentinel’s Coach of the Year after guiding Bullis to a 23-4 record including a perfect 12-0 league mark and the program’s second straight IAC tournament crown.
Current Holy Cross sophomore point guard Anthony Thompson, then a senior on that Bullis team, was named The Sentinel’s Player of the Year in 2012-13.
Kelley, who has also coached in the Capital Classic High School All-Star Game, said he received numerous calls and texts from various people once news of his selection spread.
“It’s cool and the best thing about it is former players contacted me,” said Kelley. “It’s been really, really cool with them.”