2014 McDonald's All-American Game Recap

04/03/2014 10:29 AM

The 2014 McDonald’s All-American game tipped off last night in Chicago. The West beat the East in a 105-102 battle to the buzzer.

Some quick notes from the game.

The Tobacco Road rivalry has a bright future ahead. The Co-MVP’s of the game were Duke signee, Jahlil Okafor, and North Carolina bound, Justin Jackson. Okafor finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the West. Justin Jackson finished with 23 points for the East on 11-14 shooting.

Four future Kentucky Wildcats suited up for the national showcase, and each had solid performances in their own right.

For the West Team, point guard, Tyler Ulis, only finished with 5 points and 3 assists but made clutch plays down the stretch to help lead his team to victory. Shooting guard out of Mississippi, Devin Booker, finished with 8 points. And guard/forward, Trey Lyles, recorded 8 points to go along with 8 rebounds.

The lone wolf on the East, Karl-Anthony Towns, finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds, and this block below…

Overall, this group that will be wearing the blue and white in Lexington next year seems to be fundamental and unselfish. Their overall athleticism will not overwhelm you, but they know how to play the game.

About Mark Krebs

Mark Krebs graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and was a three-year letterman in basketball. He proved himself to three different coaches (Smith, Gillispie, and Calipari) in his four years with the Cats and eventually earned a scholarship after three years of being a walk-on. Mark is currently splitting time between his book tour for Beyond a Dream and starring as part-time co-host on KSTV.


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