2012 Boys McDonald’s All-American Game
2012 Boys Best of the Best
March 28 2012
In the 2012 McDonald’s All-American game featuring the best of the best in Boys basketball, things got started with a fast-pace featuring top-ranked Shabazz Muhammad, who scored 9 of the teams opening 11 points, including a 3-pointer and a monster dunk that brought everyone to the feet.
In the end, it was the West that was on top 106-102.
The West stretched their lead out even more in the second half to 80-56 with 11:50 left to play. The East battled back and got the game within 4 points with 4.1 left to play in regulation, but the clock ran out on them.
Muhammad of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, NV (West) led all players with 21 points, followed by teammate Rasheed Sulaimon who added 18. On the other side of the ball, Alex Poythress, Kentucky-recruit, knocked down 19, 11 of which came in the first half.
Seeing 6’6″ Muhammad live for the first time, he’s is explosive in the open-court and never shy to attack the rim either. In addition to that, his size and strength makes him a force on the court at a couple of positions. Muhammad is scheduled to make his college decision next month and is considering Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, UNLV and UCLA.
Muhammad was name Morgan Wootten Award winner (Player of the Year), as well as MVP of the game.
The McDonald games began in 1977 when they selected the best high school basketball players in the country. This team competed against the best players from the Maryland-DC-Virginia area. The following year, McDonald’s launched its very own all-star high school game that was played in Philadelphia at the classic Spectrum. Over the years, these games have featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Lebron James, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Shaq O’Neal, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, to name a few. Today, 35 years later, the games took place in Chicago at the United Center.
The McDonald’s All-American Basketball Game distinguishes itself from other all-star games by raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), with proceeds from every game going directly to local Chapters and their programs. For more information or to contribute visit RMHC.
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