Is Kentucky star Michael Kidd Gilchrist the Next Scottie Pippen?

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During the McDonald’s All-American Game, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams called Kentucky recruit and MAA co-MVP Michael Gilchrist the “next Scottie Pippen.”  With his versatility and ability to get after it on the defensive end, that comparison is actually not too far-fetched.

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UNC Recruit James McAdoo Wins McDonald’s All-American Game MVP

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With his 17 points on 8-13 shooting, future North Carolina Tar Heel James McAdoo shared co-MVP honors of the McDonald’s All-American Game with Kentucky recruit Michael Gilchrist.

“Just a dream come true, first and foremost just to be in the game, but I just went out there with the mindset to make shots and grab some rebounds,” McAdoo said.

From the looks of it, McAdoo will be a perfect fit at UNC. Especially, if he gets invited to UNC Chi Omega sorority formals, like current Heels Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall.

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#2 National Recruit, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis Put up Quadruple Double

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McDonald’s announced four male and four female finalists today for the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award. The annual award, named after DeMatha High School coaching legend Morgan Wootten, recognizes the nation’s top boys and girls high school senior student-athletes. In addition to their skills on the court, the winners must demonstrate outstanding character and exhibit leadership, both in the classroom and in the community. Winners will be announced March 15, 2011.

Each male finalist is rated in the top five of the ESPNU 100 list. In alphabetical order: Anthony Davis (Perspectives Charter School – Chicago, Ill.) the guy who had a quadruple double in a high school game, Michael Gilchrist (St. Patrick High School – Elizabeth, N.J.) Davis’ future teammate next year at Kentucky, James McAdoo (Norfolk Christian – Norfolk, Va.) and Austin Rivers (Winter Park High School – Winter Park, Fla.).

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Kentucky Wildcats Lead the Way with Three McDonald’s All-American Recruits

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McDonald’s® unveiled the official rosters for the 34th annual McDonald’s All American Boys Game and 10th annual Girls Game during its annual selection show today on ESPNU. The Games will be played on March 30 at the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill.

5 schools (Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse and Ohio State) boast two All-Americans, but Kentucky leads the way as the only University to land three.

They are:

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