Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The McDonald’s All-American team was named Thursday for the March 30 game at the United Center in Chicago (10 p.m., ESPNU).
Gene Pingatore of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Ill. will lead the West team and Bob Cimmino of Mount Vernon (N.Y.) will serve as head coach of the East team.
Wayne Blackshear (Louisville)
Branden Dawson (Michigan State)
Myck Kabongo (Texas)
Austin Rivers (Duke)
Marquis Teague (Kentucky)
Khem Birch (Pittsburgh)
Anthony Davis (Kentucky)
LeBryan Nash (Oklahoma State)
Adonis Thomas (Memphis)
Amir Williams (Ohio State)
Kyle Wiltjer (Kentucky)
Cody Zeller (Indiana)
Brad Beal (Florida)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia)
Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse)
Quinn Cook (Duke)
P.J. Hairston (North Carolina)
Shannon Scott (Ohio State)
Chane Behanan (Louisville)
Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse)
Michael Gilchrist (Kentucky)
James McAdoo (North Carolina)
Johnny O’Bryant III (LSU)
Marshall Plumlee (Duke)
**Oak Hill has had 26 McDonald’s All-Americans, including Cook, Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, Eric Devendorf, Rajon Rondo, Carmelo Anthony and Jerry Stackhouse.**North Carolina has had 44 McDonald’s All-Americans.
**Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has had 41 himself.
**All four Kentucky recruits for 2011 made the game.
**Five Big East recruits were selected: Blackshear and Behanan (Louisville), Carter-Williams and Christmas (Syracuse) and Birch (Pitt).
**Birch is Pitt’s 6th Mickey D’s All-American, following Dante Taylor, Charles Smith, Jerome Lane, Bobby Martin and Brian Shorter.
**Cody is the third Zeller brother to play in the game, following Luke and Tyler.**Kabongo, Wiltjer and Birch are all Canadians.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.