Sunday, April 17, 2011
McAdoo, Davis shine at Jordan Classic
By Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- James McAdoo can't wait to move on from high school.
North Carolina fans may be just as eager for his jump to the next level after his performance in Saturday night's Jordan Brand Classic.
McAdoo had 26 points and 14 rebounds and hit the clinching free throws with 1.6 seconds left to lead the East squad to a 113-109 victory over the West on Saturday night in his final basketball act before joining North Carolina's deep front line in the fall.
"High school kind of got boring. After a while it's just the same thing over and over," the 6-foot-8 Norfolk, Va., native said. "So just getting on campus there and kind of being put back at the bottom of the totem pole is just going to be get me to work harder and proving myself once again."
Duke product Austin Rivers added 16 points, six rebounds and four steals for the East, which held off a late West rally in the freewheeling high school All-Star game devoid of much defense.
Anthony Davis led Kentucky's impressive foursome of prospects with 29 points and 11 rebounds to pace the West. Tony Wroten Jr., who is headed to Washington, added 16 points and 10 assists.
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