LOUISVILLE- The practices for the McDonald's All American Game ended on Tuesday with the two teams taking different approaches. The West squad took it easy while the East squad engaged in a competitive 30 minute scrimmage. Afterward practice West point guard Jai Lucas addressed the rampant talk of Billy Donovan heading to Kentucky.
"If he were to go to Kentucky, it really doesn't affect my situation," said Lucas. "It really stays the same because Coach Donovan has been recruiting me at Florida. I'm going to look at Kentucky regardless who the coach is because Kentucky is a great basketball school.
"Florida hasn't been on my school list because they took a commitment from a small guard in the '08 class."
The East scrimmage
If the East scrimmage is any indication of what will transpire Wednesday night, expect O.J. Mayo to get up a whole lot of shots in the game. The physical and talented guard went through his repertoire of scoring moves, with a large amount of success, during the scrimmage. And once again, the one defender from the East who can hang with him is Jonny Flynn.
Also impressive for the East was Kosta Koufos. The big man consistently knocked down jumpers from the mid-range.
Nick Calathes had a number of positive plays in the scrimmage, coming up with steals from the weakside, making assist passes on the break and knocking down jumpers.