Found February 15, 2013 on Unathletic:
Five Kentucky recruits are among the 24 boys’ high school basketball players selected Thursday to this year’s McDonald’s All American Game. The 36th annual McDonald’s boys’ game will be played April 3 in Chicago and televised live at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Chicago native Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall prospect in the ESPN 100, will represent the host city in the game for the West and be matched up against No. 1 prospect Andrew Wiggins for the East. The five Kentucky recruits named McDonald’s All Americans — a record for any one school — are point guard Andrew Harrison, shooting guard Aaron Harrison, small forward James Young, power forward Marcus Lee and center Dakari Johnson. [Continue Reading] I wonder what John Calipari says to these kids on recruiting trips. I know Kentucky is one of the storied programs in the country, but man do they get a lot of young studs. It’s officially must-go place for the the one-and-done college basketball prospects. There’s just something inherently wrong with promising kids I’ll take you for a year and make sure your draft status is as high as possible after that year.
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