CHICAGO - Think of the McDonald's game not as a final exam but the next closest thing. The score will be kept but it's not the be all, end all for the players. For starters, not everyone is an "all-star" in this setting.
Michigan State signee Gary Harris finished with 25 points as Hamilton Southeastern knocked off Lake Central 79-64 on Saturday night. Michigan-bound senior Glenn Robinson III held his own in the matchup of ESPNU 100 wings with 30 points and 14 rebounds for Lake Central.
If this story hadn't gone his way, Tom Izzo could have gone overboard. Literally. There's a cool story behind the commitment of Gary Harris (Indianapolis, Ind./Hamilton SE). Of course, Izzo was ecstatic when he received the phone call but there's more to it.
Shooting 3's (for real, the season begins tonight!) Hammons engages in beat the clock A.J. Hammons (Carmel, Ind./Oak Hill) had a decision to make. Purdue had one scholarship remaining for a big man and Hammons was on the clock because Purdue wasn't messing around.