McDonald’s All-American Men’s Basketball Game Showcases Rising NCAA Talent

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)

In the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American men’s basketball game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the West boy’s team rallied from a 56-50 halftime deficit to knock off the East boy’s team by a score of 109-107. The West’s Michael Porter Jr., a Missouri Tigers’ commit, was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game with 17 points, which led the West, on 6 for 13 shooting (46.2%), 8 rebounds, and 1 steal.

The undecided Mohamed Bamba led the East with 17 points on 7 for 10 shooting (70.0%), 5 rebounds, a game-high 4 blocks, and 2 steals. All 24 McDonald’s All-American players, 12 on each team, got playing time in the game. The East’s Collin Sexton, an Alabama Crimson Tide commit, got a game-high 23 minutes of on-court action. He scored 8 points on 3 for 10 shooting (30.0%), grabbed 1 rebound, dished out a game-high 7 assists, and had a game-high 4 steals.

A total of 10 out of the 24 players scored in double figures in this game. Six of those 10 players were playing for the West, and four of those 10 players were playing for the East. All 24 players scored at least 1 point and played for at least 11 minutes of the game.

Here are the 12-man rosters that each team used and where each player is committed to playing their college basketball (if they have committed).

The number beside their name is their rank on the ESPN 100 list of top recruits. 

EAST

  • duke #3 Wendell Carter, Power Forward, Duke Blue Devils
  • #4 Trevon Duval, Point Guard, Undecided
  • #5 Mohamed Bamba, Center, Undecided
  • #7 Kevin Knox, Small Forward, Undecided
  • wky #9 Mitchell Robinson, Center, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
  • bama #10 Collin Sexton, Shooting Guard, Alabama Crimson Tide
  • uk #11 Nick Richards, Center, Kentucky Wildcats
  • ucla #13 Kris Wilkes, Small Forward, California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins
  • uk #14 P.J. Washington, Power Forward, Kentucky Wildcats
  • miami #18 Lonnie Walker, Shooting Guard, Miami (Florida) Hurricanes
  • uk #22 Quade Green, Point Guard, Kentucky Wildcats
  • uk #23 Jarred Vanderbilt, Power Forward, Kentucky Wildcats

WEST

  • mizzou #1 Michael Porter Jr., Small Forward, Missouri Tigers
  • ariz #2 DeAndre Ayton, Center, Arizona Wildcats
  • #6 Brandon McCoy, Center, Undecided
  • duke #8 Gary Trent Jr., Shooting Guard, Duke Blue Devils
  • #12 Brian Bowen, Small Forward, Undecided
  • okla #15 Trae Young, Point Guard, Oklahoma Sooners
  • michst #16 Jaren Jackson, Power Forward, Michigan State Spartans
  • oreg #17 Troy Brown Jr., Small Forward, Oregon Ducks
  • #19 MJ Walker, Shooting Guard, Undecided
  • kansas #20 Billy Preston, Power Forward, Kansas Jayhawks
  • ucla #26 Jaylen Hands, Point Guard, California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins
  • usc #30 Charles O’Bannon Jr., Small Forward, Southern California (USC) Trojans

 

-Asher Fair

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