COLUMBUS, Ohio - On Monday at the McDonald's All American practices the West squad demonstrated a high level of shooting ability while the East showed off its ability to play above the rim. One of the more impressive athletes for the East was electric combo guard Josh Selby.
With an array of explosive dribble moves, Selby continually slashed to the basket during the East practice. Joe Jackson and Kyrie Irving just did not have the physical presence defensively to contain Selby.
One of the top athletes in the class, C.J. Leslie spent much of the practice above the rim. While Selby was the most explosive player on the perimeter, Leslie was the dominant interior athlete.
Tobias Harris impressed with his driving ability. He consistently broke down the defense and drew a number of fouls.
Jared Sullinger had one of the more impressive skill plays of the session when he drove the ball hard to the left from the high post and finished with a left handed bank shot from outside the lane.
As usual, Reggie Bullock impressed with his outside shooting from the wing.
The East perimeter players filled it up from the outside. In particular Brandon Knight, Harrison Barnes and Keith Appling were dialed in from deep.
The other observation of note during the West's limited scrimmage time was the defensive prowess of Cory Joseph.