February 18, 2009

McDonald's AA rosters announced

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The McDonald's All American squads were announced on Wednesday. Twenty-four of the top prospects in the country, including No. 2 ranked DeMarcus Cousins, will face off in Miami on April 1.

SG Kenny Boynton
HIGH SCHOOL: Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage School
COLLEGE: Florida
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 7 overall, No. 2 SG
SG Dominic Cheek
HIGH SCHOOL: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony
COLLEGE: Villanova
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 16 overall, No. 6 SG
PF DeMarcus Cousins
HIGH SCHOOL: Mobile (Ala.) LeFlore
COLLEGE: undecided
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 2 overall, No. 1 PF
C Derrick Favors
HIGH SCHOOL: Atlanta (Ga.) South Atlanta
COLLEGE: Georgia Tech
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 4 overall, No. 1 C
PF Milton Jennings
HIGH SCHOOL: Summerville (S.C.) Pinewood Prep
COLLEGE: Clemson
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 12 overall, No. 4 PF
PF Ryan Kelly
HIGH SCHOOL: Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft School
COLLEGE: Duke
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 20 overall, No. 8 PF
C Alex Oriakhi
HIGH SCHOOL: Tilton (N.H.) Tilton School
COLLEGE: Connecticut
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 21 overall, No. 2 C
PG Peyton Siva
HIGH SCHOOL: Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
COLLEGE: Louisville
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 49 overall, No. 8 PG
SG Lance Stephenson
HIGH SCHOOL: Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln
COLLEGE: undecided
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 9 overall, No. 4 SG
PG Dexter Strickland
HIGH SCHOOL: Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick
COLLEGE: North Carolina
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 17 overall, No. 3 PG
PF Dante Taylor
HIGH SCHOOL: Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy
COLLEGE: Pittsburgh
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 24 overall, No. 10 PF
PG Maalik Wayns
HIGH SCHOOL: Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic
COLLEGE: Villanova
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 25 overall, No. 4 PG
McDonald's All Americans: West Team
SG Avery Bradley
HIGH SCHOOL: Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep
COLLEGE: Texas
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 8 overall, No. 3 SG
PG Abdul Gaddy
HIGH SCHOOL: Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep
COLLEGE: Washington
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 13 overall, No. 2 PG
C Keith Gallon
HIGH SCHOOL: Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy
COLLEGE: Oklahoma
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 31 overall, No. 5 C
SG Xavier Henry
HIGH SCHOOL: Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City
COLLEGE: Memphis
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 3 overall, No. 1 SG
PF John Henson
HIGH SCHOOL: Tampa (Fla.) Sickles
COLLEGE: North Carolina
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 6 overall, No. 2 PF
PF Wally Judge
HIGH SCHOOL: Jacksonville (Fla.) Arlington Country Day
COLLEGE: Kansas State
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 23 overall, No. 9 PF
PG Tommy Mason-Griffin
HIGH SCHOOL: Houston (Texas) Madison
COLLEGE: Oklahoma
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 66 overall, No. 11 SG
PF Mason Plumlee
HIGH SCHOOL: Arden (N.C.) Christ School
COLLEGE: Duke
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 42 overall, No. 13 PF
PF Renardo Sidney
HIGH SCHOOL: Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
COLLEGE: undecided
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 10 overall, No. 3 PF
SG Michael Snaer
HIGH SCHOOL: Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
COLLEGE: Florida State
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 11 overall, No. 5 SG
PF David Wear
HIGH SCHOOL: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
COLLEGE: North Carolina
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 68 overall, No. 19 PF
PF Travis Wear
HIGH SCHOOL: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
COLLEGE: North Carolina
RIVALS.COM RANK: No. 69 overall, No. 20 PF

INITIAL OBSERVATIONS

11 of the 12 East Squad players are five-stars. Seven of the 12 West Squad players are five-stars.

School breakdown:

4- North Carolina
3- Undecided
2- Duke
2- Oklahoma
2- Villanova
1-Clemson
1- Connecticut
1- Florida
1- Florida State
1- Georgia Tech
1- Kansas State
1- Louisville
1- Memphis
1- Pittsburgh
1- Texas
1- Washington

Conference breakdown:

9- ACC
5- Big East
4- Big 12
1- Pac-10
1- SEC
1- Conference USA
0- Big Ten

Top-10 prospects John Wall (No. 1) and Jordan Hamilton (No. 5) were not eligible for the game. Wall can't play because he is a fifth year high school player, and Hamilton is out because he was ineligible to play this season for his high school team.

No. 14-ranked Mouphtaou Yarou was the highest-ranked eligible prospect not chosen to the game.



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