The McDonald's All-American rosters are out and they seemed to cause quite a stir.
A good number of the team is accurate (in my opinion), but as there is every year there are a few players that have some beef for not being selected to the team. Here's a couple of thoughts on the rosters:
*The biggest snub to me was Jabari Brown. He handled all the competition thrown at him during the spring and summer and he's among the best shooters the 2011 class has to offer.
*Brown's AAU teammate Josiah Turner has some beef too. He's easily one of the best point guards in the country. He did, however, switch high schools mid-year so I could see how this one could slip off the ballot. Regardless, if it comes down to ability and talent, he should be in the game.
*Tony Wroten has a case as well. The 6-foot-4 guard headed to Washington is the nation's best passer. He has terrific vision and whips passes across the court with both hands. He proved over the course of his senior season that he's a top five lead guard.
*B.J. Young, Rodney Hood, Dorian Finney-Smith and Nick Johnson were also guys that were right there and could have easily made the game. All four are ranked among Scout.com's top 35.
*The biggest surprises were Marshall Plumlee and Amir Williams. Both are very good players and rank among Scout.com's top 75, but it was certainly a surprise to see them in the game.
*Kentucky scored the most burger boys with four. Duke reeled in three, while Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse and Ohio State each scored a pair of All-Americans.
*Quincy Miller, Scout.com's No. 2 prospect, was ineligible for the game because of injury. Michael Gbinije, who is ranked among Scout.com's top 25, was ineligible because of being a fifth year.
*This years game takes place in Chicago (Ill.) at the United Center on March 30th. The practices leading up to the game will be at the ATTACK Center.
Rosters are listed below:
Brad Beal – Florida – No. 8
Chane Behanan – Louisville – No. 27
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia -- No. 13
Michael Carter-Williams – Syracuse -- No. 30
Rakeem Christmas – Syracuse – No. 16
Quinn Cook – Duke – No. 21
Michael Gilchrist – Kentucky – No. 4
P.J. Hairston – North Carolina – No. 20
James McAdoo – North Carolina – No. 7
Johnny O’Bryant – LSU – No. 25
Marshall Plumlee – Duke – No. 67
Shannon Scott – Ohio State – No. 38
Khem Birch – Pittsburgh – No. 10
Wayne Blackshear – Louisville – No. 12
Anthony Davis – Kentucky – No. 1
Branden Dawson – Michigan State – No. 18
Myck Kabongo – Texas – No. 11
LeBryan Nash – Oklahoma State – No. 5
Austin Rivers – Duke – No. 3
Marquis Teague – Kentucky – No. 6
Adonis Thomas – Memphis – No. 9
Amir Williams – Ohio State – No. 42
Kyle Wiltjer – Kentucky – No. 22
Cody Zeller – Indiana – No. 17