All-Americans have the special sauce
Players dish on what McDonald's-inspired move they've got planned for the game
CHICAGO -- Tony Parker certainly doesn't lack for confidence. Even for him, though, this latest proclamation is somewhat of a stretch.
"I could run the point, man," said Parker, a senior forward at Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.). "I'm telling you I'd be a great point guard. I think I should get a shot at the point."
Parker could get his chance Wednesday when he suits up for the East in the 2012 McDonald's All-American boys' game (9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) at the United Center in Chicago.
"There's definitely more freedom in all-star games," said Tyler Lewis, a senior point guard at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), who will join Parker on the East squad. "It's all about having a good time and putting on a show."
We caught up with a handful of the All-Americans and had them dish on what McDonald's-inspired move they've got planned for the game.
Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.), PF, Undecided
The Juke: The Big Mac with Extra Sauce
The Breakdown: "I'm planning to do a nice smooth turnaround jumper, which is something I can definitely swag. The difference is, because it's the McDonald's game, I'm gonna try it from [behind the 3-point line]. I don't think my coach is gonna love it so I'll do it early in the game because we'll be trying to win later. I'm a big man so that's where the 'big mac' comes from. Then it's a 3, so that's the 'extra sauce.' That's what I'm rolling with."
Strake Jesuit (Houston), SG, Duke
The Juke: The Sheed McFlurry
The Breakdown: "I'm gonna do a between-the-legs crossover right into a spin. I've been working on that move and it's nice. I gave it that name because it's definitely gonna put the defender's ankles in a cycle."
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), SF, Undecided
The Juke: The Happy Meal
The Breakdown: "I'm planning to do a 360-dunk if I get the chance. I gave it that name because it's gonna satisfy the kids just like Happy Meals do."
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), PG, NC State
The Juke: The McBow
The Breakdown: "I'm gonna do an elbow pass on the break. Basically I'm coming down in the middle and I'll have a player on my right and I'll take the ball behind my back from right to left like I'm flipping a behind-the-back pass, but I'll hit the ball back to my teammate with my left elbow. That's why it's The McBow."
Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.), SF, NC State
The Juke: The McDouble Sensation
The Breakdown: "I've got a step-back hesitation move planned for the game. I named it the McDouble Sensation because it's a move that most defenders will bite on with the first step not knowing that I'm coming right back at them."
2012 McDonald's All-American Games
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BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS
|Rank||School (City, State)||Rec|
|1||Oak Hill Academy|
Mouth of Wilson, VA
Jersey City, NJ
Flower Mound, TX
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