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2008 McDonald's All-Americans Announced

February 19th, 2008

2008 McDonald’s All-American Game Rosters

East
Tyreke Evans (G) American Christian, PA - Undecided
Samardo Samuels (F) St. Benedict’s, NJ - Louisville
Al-Farouq Aminu (F) Norcross, GA – Wake Forest
Ed Davis (F) Benedictine, VA – North Carolina
Elliot Williams (G) St. George’s, TN – Duke
Kemba Walker (G) Rice, NY – Connecticut
Tyler Zeller (C) Washington High, IN – North Carolina
Chris Singleton (F) Dunwoody, GA – Florida State
JaMychal Green (F) St. Jude Educational Institute, AL – Alabama
William Buford (G) Libbey High, OH – Ohio State

Top Primetime Shootout Performers: Samuels, Burton, Robinson

February 8th, 2008
Louisville

The Top Performers at Primetime Shootout in Philadelphia

Samardo Samuels (St. Benedict’s, NJ) #7 Class of 2008 (Louisville)
27 points and 17 rebounds

Samardo has completely dominated this season so far earning MVP awards at each tournament his team has attended. He is a very strong post player with the ability to step out and hit the mid-range jumper but does most of his damage down low. He is going to be an impact player next year in college he combines size with agility and does a great job on the boards.

Primetime Shootout at Villanova Review: Tyreke Evans and Samardo Samuels

February 8th, 2008
Louisville

This past weekend I spent a couple of days at Villanova University covering two high school showcases promoted by Primetime Shootout and Scholastic Play by Play. On Friday night the Primetime Shootout featured three nationally ranked teams in St. Benedict’s (NJ) # 3, Chester (PA) # 6 and American Christian (PA) # 3 in the prep poll. This event also included Jeannette (PA) who has the # 1 football recruit in the country Terrelle Pryor.

Daily Poll: Whos is the Country's Top Recruit?

December 28th, 2007
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Daily Dribble: Grading the Top 30 Freshman

December 17th, 2007
When it comes to ranking prospects, I'm partial to the guys at Rivals.com. Year in and year out, I think they do the best job. With that said, I wanted to see how their Top 30 prospects have fared so far. This is, of course, the year of the freshman so the grades are higher than in the past. But not everybody's lived up to expectations.. and some guys have barely even managed to get on the court.

 

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Daily Dribble: Grading the Top 30 Freshmen

December 17th, 2007
When it comes to ranking prospects, I'm partial to the guys at Rivals.com. Year in and year out, I think they do the best job. With that said, I wanted to see how their Top 30 prospects have fared so far. This is, of course, the year of the freshman so the grades are higher than in the past. But not everybody's lived up to expectations.. and some guys have barely even managed to get on the court.

 

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All-American Lineup Rundown

August 13th, 2007
DukeNo surprise that Coach K's 2007-08 squad will feature the most McDonald's All-Americans with a whopping 8, including three freshmen. ACC rival North Carolina is second with 5, but with no new additions.  After Duke with 3 All-American freshmen, Florida and a pair of Big East teams (Syracuse & Georgetown) are next with 2 new top dogs. Below is a lengthy compilation of the projected starting five's of all 35 teams that include a single McDonald's All-Americans, in order of how many award winners fill the roster.

McDonald's All-Americans: Ranking the All-Time Classes

July 31st, 2007

The 1979 McDonald's All-American class was sick.. '78? Not so much. Jon Teitel ranks every McDonald's All-American class according to the pro success of the best starting five from each year..

Name YR NBA POS PPG RPG APG
Isiah Thomas 1979 13 years G 19.2 3.6 9.3
Byron Scott 1979 14 years G 14.1 2.8 2.5
Dominique Wilkins 1979 15 years F 24.8 6.7 2.5
James Worthy 1979 12 years F 17.6 5.1 3
Ralph Sampson 1979 9 years C 15.4 8.8 2.3

Stephon Marbury 1995 11 years G 19.9 3 7.9
Chauncey Billups 1995 10 years G 14.5 3 5.3

Best Non-BCS Freshmen: Part Two

July 8th, 2007
DaytonThis is Part Two of Diamonds in the Rough, a look at ten of the best prospects coming to a mid-major school near you this fall..

 

Dante Jackson, Xavier

 

Best Non-BCS Freshmen: Part One

July 6th, 2007
Butler

The NBA Draft is finally behind us, where half of this year’s top dozen picks were freshmen. 2008 looks to be no different, with the likes of one-and-doners Derrick Rose, OJ Mayo and Michael Beasley in all likelihood hearing their names called early.

But of course, not all incoming freshmen are already fielding calls from would-be agents. In fact, not every member of the stellar Class of 2007 is even going to the so-called “Big Six” power conferences. Many are going to be thrilling fans at the mid-major level as well.