The 35th annual McDonald's High School All-American Game showcased some of the best young basketball talent from high schools around the country, and while the West beat the East by a score of 106-102, it really wasn't about the score. Wednesday night's game in Chicago was a showcase for these prodigious athletes who are looking forward to exciting careers both in college and in the NBA.
The game's MVP and leading scorer was the 2012 Morgan Wooten Player of the Year, Shabazz Muhammad. The 6'6 senior forward from Las Vegas, who came into the 2012 McDonald's All-American game as the No. 2 overall recruit in the country (according to the ESPNU 100 list), finished the game with 21 points and 6 rebounds, recording 15 points and 5 rebounds in the first half alone.
Here, we break down each player who was featured in Wednesday night's match-up of high school's elite, and tell you where they're heading next.
SG Rasheed Sulaimon, No. 14 in ESPNU 100, 6'3, from Houston, TX (Duke)
Sulaimon received offers from Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and Texas A&M. He signed with Duke on Feb. 2, 2011.
SG Archie Goodwin, No. 15 in ESPNU 100, 6'5, from Little Rock, AR (Kentucky)
Goodwin received offers from Kentucky, Arkansas, and Memphis. He signed with Kentucky on Sept. 20, 2011.
SG Marcus Smart, No. 12 in ESPNU 100, 6'3, from Flower Mound, TX (Oklahoma State)
Smart received offers from Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. He signed with Oklahoma State on Sept. 9, 2011.
C Isaiah Austin, No. 3 in ESPNU 100, 7'0, from Arlington, TX (Baylor)
Austin received offers from Baylor, Kentucky, Georgetown, Houston, and Texas. He signed with Baylor on Aug. 9, 2010.
PF Grant Jerrett, No. 9 in ESPNU 100, 6'10, from La Verne, CA (Arizona)
Jerrett received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, USC, and UNLV. He signed with Arizona on Nov. 27, 2010.
PF Brandon Ashley, No. 10 in ESPNU 100, 6'8, from Oakland, CA (Arizona)
Ashley received offers from Arizona, Kentucky, UCLA, and Oregon. He signed with Arizona on Aug. 29, 2011.
PG Marcus Paige, No. 23 in ESPNU 100, 6'1, from Marion, IA (North Carolina)
Paige received offers from North Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa. He signed with North Carolina on Jan. 8, 2011.
C Cameron Ridley, No. 8 in ESPNU 100, 6'10, from Fort Bend, TX (Texas)
Ridley received offers from Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas A&M. He committed to Texas on Jan. 14, 2011.
PG Yogi Ferrell, No. 33 in ESPNU 100, 5'11, from Greenfield, IN (Indiana)
Ferrell received offers from Indiana, Florida, Wake Forest, Virginia, and Butler. He signed with Indiana on Nov. 26, 2010.
PF Anthony Bennett, No. 7 in ESPNU 100, 6'8, from Brampton, Ont., CAN (Undecided)
Bennett has received offers from Kentucky, Florida, Washington, Oregon and UNLV.
SF Devonta Pollard, No. 32 in ESPNU 100, 6'7, from De Kalb, MS (Undecided)
Pollard has received offers from Kentucky, Georgetown, Missouri, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi State.
SF Shabazz Muhammad, No. 2 in ESPNU 100, 6'6, from Las Vegas, NV (Undecided)
Muhammad has received offers from Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, UCLA, USC, and UNLV. On Wednesday, he said he narrowed his choices down to Duke, UCLA and Kentucky. He will make his decision on April 10.
SF Kyle Anderson, No. 4 in ESPNU 100, 6'7, from Fairview, NJ (UCLA)
Anderson received offers from UCLA, Georgetown, Florida, St. John's, and Seton Hall. He signed with UCLA on Sept. 19, 2011.
SF Alex Poythress, No. 16 in ESPNU 100, 6'7, from Clarksville, TN (Kentucky)
Poythress received offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Vanderbilt, and Florida. He signed with Kentucky on Nov. 10, 2011.
C DaJuan Coleman, No. 13 in ESPNU 100, 6'9, from Dewitt, NY (Syracuse)
Coleman received offers from Syracuse, Ohio State, and Kentucky. He signed with Syracuse on Oct. 25, 2011.
PG Kris Dunn, No. 24 in ESPNU 100, 6'3, from New London, CT (Providence)
Dunn received offers from Providence, UConn, Louisville, Georgetown, and Georgia Tech. He signed with Providence on Aug. 24, 2011.
PF Perry Ellis, No. 31 in ESPNU 100, 6'8, from Wichita, KS (Kansas)
Ellis received offers from Kansas, Kentucky, Kansas State, and Wichita State. He signed with Kansas on Sept. 21, 2011.
SG Gary Harris, No. 11 in ESPNU 100, 6'4, from Indianapolis, IN (Michigan State)
Harris received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue. He signed with Michigan State on Nov. 9, 2011.
PF Shaq Goodwin, No. 26 in ESPNU 100, 6'8, from Decatur, GA(Memphis)
Goodwin received offers from Memphis, Arizona, UCLA, Georgia, and Florida. He signed with Memphis on Nov. 8, 2011.
PG Tyler Lewis, No. 44 in ESPNU 100, 5'11, from Statesville, NC (North Carolina State)
Lewis received offers from NC State, Iowa State, Baylor, Wake Forest, and Miami (FL). He signed with NC State on Oct. 29, 2010.
SF T.J. Warren, No. 29 in ESPNU 100, 6'7, from Durham, NC (North Carolina State)
Warren received offers from NC State, North Carolina, Georgetown, and Florida. He signed with NC State on Nov. 2, 2011.
SG Rodney Purvis, No. 20 in ESPNU 100, 6'4, from Raleigh, NC (North Carolina State)
Purvis received offers from NC State, UConn, Ohio State, Missouri, Memphis, Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, and North Carolina Central. He signed with NC State on Sept. 30, 2011.
C Tony Parker, No. 21 in ESPNU 100, 6'9, from Lithonia, GA (Undecided)
Parker has received offers from UCLA, Duke, Ohio State, Kansas, Kentucky, Georgia, and Memphis.
PF Amile Jefferson, No. 18 in ESPNU 100, 6'7, from Philadelphia, PA(Undecided)
Jefferson has received offers from Kentucky, NC State, Duke, Ohio State, and Villanova.
The McDonald's High School All-American game has traditionally featured some of the best young players in the country, most of whom have gone on to have successful NBA careers. McDonald's is proud to have showcased legends such as Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan, but also today's NBA All-Stars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, and countless others. McDonald's doesn't mess around; its players go on to do amazing things. With a lot of hard work and a little luck, these 2012 All-Americans will go on to do the same.
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