Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Shabazz Muhammad leads West to victory in McDonald’s All-American game

Published on March 29, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

The West beat the East 106-102 in the 35th McDonald’s high school All American Game at Chicago’s United Center.

The game featured 24 of the best high school basketball players in the country. Some of the top players around the country were not eligible for this game because of them being 5th year players. Shabazz Muhammad without question was the player of the court.

 Muhammad scored 21 points, and was named MVP of the game.  He has yet to commit to a school yet.  He will announce on April 11th. Right now it appears he is focusing on three schools Kentucky, Duke and UCLA.  Duke recruit Rasheed Sulaimon added 18 for the Sulaimon was 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

“When you come to every event you want to be known as the best player at the event,” Muhammad said. “This is the elite 24, the top 24 guys in the country, so just coming in knowing that and trying to compete and everybody is competing is a beautiful thing.”

For the East Alex Poythress, a Kentucky recruit had 19 points.  Rodney Purvis an NC State recruit finished with 15 points.

Only 5 of the 25 players have not committed to a school yet. Shocking NC State had the most players in the game with 3, and Arizona and Kentucky follow with 2. All other schools had 1 player in the game.

The ACC leads all conferences with 5 players in the game followed by the Big 12 (4), Pac 12 (3), and Big Ten, Big East, and SEC (2). Memphis is the only non-power 6 conference with a player in the game.

Check out the rosters from the game below.


Name School Position College
Kyle Anderson St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) SF UCLA
DaJuan Coleman Jamesville-Dewitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) C Syracuse
Kris Dunn New London (New London, Conn.) PG Providence
Perry Ellis Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.) PF Kansas
Shaq Goodwin Southwest DeKalb (Decatur, Ga.) PF Memphis
Gary Harris Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.) SG Michigan State
Amile Jefferson Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, Pa.) PF Undecided
Tyler Lewis Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) PG N.C. State
Tony Parker Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) PF Undecided
Alex Poythress Northeast (Clarksville, Tenn.) SF Kentucky
Rodney Purvis Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) SG N.C. State
T.J. Warren Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) SF N.C. State


Name School Position College
Brandon Ashley Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) PF Arizona
Isaiah Austin Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas) C Baylor
Anthony Bennett Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) PF Undecided
Yogi Ferrell Park Tudor (Indianapolis) PG Indiana
Archie Goodwin Sylvan Hills (Sherwood, Ark.) SG Kentucky
Grant Jerrett La Verne Lutheran (La Verne, Calif.) PF Arizona
Shabazz Muhammad Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) SF Undecided
Marcus Paige Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) PG North Carolina
Devonta Pollard Kemper County (De Kalb, Miss.) PF Undecided
Cameron Ridley Bush (Fort Bend, Texas) C Texas
Marcus Smart Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) SG Oklahoma State
Rasheed Sulaimon Strake Jesuit (Houston) SG Duke

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