West hangs on for emotional victory
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Heading into the 2009 McDonald's All-American girls' game, the favored East team had the size advantage and the higher-ranked prospects on its roster.
The West players, however, showed why it's not always the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog as they scrapped, clawed and eventually hung on for a 69-68 victory at the BankUnited Center on the campus of the University of Miami.
Even though the East team was outrebounded and was ...
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McDonald's All-American Game
The country's best boys' and girls' basketball players will showcase their talent in the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday, April 1. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU, and the boys take the stage at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Watch the game on ESPN360.
Events// Boys: Favors stars in high-flying game
// Canner-O'Mealy: No Tiny effort
// Scouts: Five things we learned
// Girls: Balanced attack paces West victory
// Preview: Girls' McDonald's All-American Game
// Preview: Boys' McDonald's All-American Game
// Scouts Inc.: Practice report
// Flores: Diggins, Mason-Griffin take home 3-point prizes
// Flores: McDonald's practice report
Features// Player predictions for McDonald's
// Biancardi: Breaking down the All-Americans
// Canner-O'Mealy: Gaddy, Bradley reunited
// Canner-O'Mealy: Snaer shines as a senior
// Lawlor: Revisiting the 1979 McDonald's Game
// Murphy: What happened to the 1979 All-Americans?
Multimedia content// Michael Snaer blog
// Sights and sounds from game week
// ESPN RISE Magazine photo gallery
// Watch the POWERade Jam Fest
// McDonald's All-Americans chat wrap
Recruiting// Lawlor: Henry, Cousins to re-open recruiting process
// Canner-O'Mealy: Top players choose coach, not school
// Williams: Recruits left picking up the pieces