Thursday, March 31, 2011
McDonald's All American Game Recap
The 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game featured all of the highlight reel action you’ve come to expect from these kind of games.
James McAdoo and Michael Gilchrist led the way for the East by showing off their range and scoring 17-points apiece in a 111-96 win over the West squad before a sellout crowd of 20,019 at Chicago’s United Center.
It was largest crowd in the 34-year history of the game. The largest previous total was 18,728 in 2003 at Cleveland’s Gund Arena when LeBron James played.
Kentucky signee Gilchrist and North Carolina signee McAdoo were named Co-MVPs.
Another Kentucky commit, Anthony Davis of Perspectives Charter (Chicago), led the West with 14 points, six rebounds, four blocks and two steals.
Duke’s Austin Rivers, considered the No. 1 player in the nation by most, played a quality game. He finished with 14 points.
“I don’t like losing, point blank,” Austin Rivers told the Associated Press. “I’m just lost. That’s how I am. I’m competitive. They outhustled on defense and offense. It’s frustrating.”
(Photo courtesy of the Detroit Free Press )