Marcus Paige ready to take over as North Carolina’s point guard

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With Kendall Marshall part of North Carolina‘s exodus of underclassmen to leave for the NBA Draft, the Tar Heels will be searching for a new floor general next season.  McDonald’s All-American Marcus Paige will likely be the guy to step into that role.

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Future Kentucky Wildcats Goodwin, Poythress dominate McDonald’s All-American game

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Kentucky Wildcats fans have a lot to be excited about in the present, as they’re taking on their hated rival Louisville in the 2012 Final Four, but last night’s McDonald’s All-American Game also might have made UK fans think about the future for a bit.

Usually, you don’t think about next year’s recruiting class until the season is over. However, the way incoming UK freshmen Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress performed in the exhibition brought thoughts of next year here already.

And perhaps it helped in the recruiting of Muhammad Shabazz? Who’s narrowed his college choices down to four.

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Muhammad Leads West To McDonald’s All-American Game Win

 

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 Sure, the McDonald’s All-American game is an exhibition; the outcome serving as a backstory to the talent on the court. But when the West team’s 25-point lead was cut to four in the final minutes, it became imperative to earn a win.
“We’re talking about the 24 best players in the country, not just 12 (on the West team),” said Gordy Kerkman, head coach of the West. “You really knew, it sort of felt good to be 24 up, but you never feel safe.”

2012 McDonald’s All-American Game coaches named

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The McDonald’s All American Games  announced its four prep coaches who will lead their squads in the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games on Wednesday, March 28 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

Gordon Kerkman of Aurora West High School in Aurora, Ill. will lead the Boys West and Billy Hicks of Scott County High School in Georgetown, Ky. will serve as head coach of the Boys East team.

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Bulls Derrick Rose named among best all-time McDonald’s All-Americans

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The McDonald’s All American Games unveiled its list of the 35 Greatest McDonald’s All Americans, released in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Game. The list is comprised of some of the top names in basketball history, a veritable basketball pantheon, including six players with Chicago connections (Isiah Thomas (1979), Glenn ‘Doc’ Rivers (1980), Michael Jordan (1981), Kevin Garnett (1995), Jay Williams (1999) and Derrick Rose (2007).

Rose, Williams and Jordan, obviously, have suited up for the Bulls. Chicago hosts the Boston Celtics tonight at the United Center, so there will be a special ceremony, as Celtics Coach Doc Rivers will be joined (in addition to Garnett) Paul Pierce who is on the list below.

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McDonald’s All-American Game Nominees Announced

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Today, McDonald’s announced the list of high school seniors nominated for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games, taking place on March 28th for the second consecutive year at Chicago’s United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. The 24 boys and 24 girls to participate in the 2012 Games will be revealed during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show, airing February 9 at 4 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

Six-hundred players from across the country were nominated for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games, with Iowa maintaining the highest number of nominees (77), followed by Texas (69), Washington (36), Tennessee (32) and Georgia (31). Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

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Chicago Selected to Host McDonald’s All-American Game; 1st ever Back to Back Host Site

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Today it was announced that Chicago will become the first ever back-to-back host of the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games when the 2012 Games take the court at the United Center on March 28. The 35th annual Boys Game will tip-off at 8:30 p.m. CT (ESPN) and will be preceded by the 11th annual Girls Game at 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU).

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