Jahlil Okafor tops McDonald's West
The rosters for the 37th annual McDonald's All American Game, scheduled for April 2 in Chicago, were announced Wednesday night on ESPNU.
The game will be headlined by the individual matchup between two of the best big men in the country, both of whom call Chicago home, as Jahlil Okafor leads the West and Cliff Alexander headlines the East.
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Also joining Okafor on the West team will be his future Duke teammate Grayson Allen, along with two of the most explosive wing scorers in the country in future Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre and Arizona's incoming five-star prospect Stanley Johnson. Future Kentucky big man Trey Lyles also will suit up with the West.
Joining Alexander and Jones in the East will be the nation's second-ranked prospect, Myles Turner, along with a future Kentucky forward of their own in Karl Towns Jr. The East isn't without plenty of firepower on the wing, either, as a pair of future Tar Heels, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson, will headline that portion of the lineup.
Justise Winslow also will suit up for the East while Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will play for the West, giving both Duke and Kentucky four incoming prospects in the field of 24 players. North Carolina is next, with Joel Berry joining Jackson and Pinson.
Below are the complete rosters for both teams:
EAST TEAMCliff Alexander, 6-9, PF, Curie High School (Chicago, IL), Signed with Kansas
James Blackmon Jr., 6-2, SG, Marian High School (Marion, IN), Signed with Indiana
Justin Jackson, 6-7, SF, Homeschool Christian (Tomball, TX), Signed with North Carolina
Tyus Jones, 6-1, PG, Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, MN), Signed with Duke
Kevon Looney, 6-8, PF, Milwaukee Hamilton High School (Milwaukee, WI), Signed with UCLA
Theo Pinson, 6-6, SF, Wesleyan Christian (Greensboro, NC), Signed with North Carolina
D'Angelo Russell, 6-4, SG, Montverde Academy (Louisville, KY), Signed with Ohio State
Karl Towns, Jr., 6-11, C, St. Joseph High School (Metuchen, NJ), Signed with Kentucky
Romelo Trimble, 6-2, PG, O'Connell High School (Upper Marlboro, MD), Signed with Maryland
Myles Turner, 6-11, C, Trinity High School (Bedford, TX), Undecided
Isaiah Whitehead, 6-4, SG, Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY), Signed with Seton Hall
Justise Winslow, 6-6, SF, Saint John's High School (Houston, TX), Signed with Duke
WEST TEAMGrayson Allen, 6-4, SG, Providence School of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL), Signed with Duke
Joel Berry, 6-0, PG, Lake Highland Prep (Apopka, FL), Signed with North Carolina
Devin Booker, 6-5, SG, Moss Point High School (Moss Point, MS), Signed with Kentucky
Stanley Johnson, 6-6, SF, Mater Dei High School (Fullerton, CA), Signed with Arizona
Trey Lyles, 6-10, PF, Arsenal Technical (Indianapolis, IN), Signed with Kentucky
Emmanuel Mudiay, 6-5, PG, Prime Prep Academy (Dallas, TX), Signed with SMU
Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C, Whitney Young Magnet High School (Chicago, IL), Signed with Duke
Kelly Oubre, 6-7, SF, Findlay College Prep (Richmond, TX), Signed with Kansas
Reid Travis, 6-8, PF, De La Salle High School (Minneapolis, MN), Signed with Stanford
Tyler Ulis, 5-9, PG, Marian Catholic High School (Matteson, IL), Signed with Kentucky
Rashad Vaughn, 6-6, SG, Findlay College Prep (Golden Valley, MN), Undecided
Thomas Welsh, 6-11, C, Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA), Signed with UCLA