2008 McDonald’s All-American Game Rosters
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
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.
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.
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
Dante Jackson, Xavier
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.