If your caught in the middle of a slow work week leading up to a spring break vacation in the pan handle and the final four this weekend fear not because tonight we will get a glimpse of next year’s team.
The McDonald’s All-American game will tip on ESPN at 10PM EST tonight. We will finally get our look at Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Anthony Davis and Kyle Wiltjer on a national stage.
A week ago I did a post on how these guys wrapped up their senior seasons in high school. Here goes it:
It’s that time of year again. The Kentucky recruiting corp are wrapping up their senior seasons with their respective schools and getting ready for the Jordan Brand Classic, McDonald’s All-American game and the Derby City Classic (Lacey) before landing on campus late summer. Here’s a look at how the final year of high school has gone for the #1 recruiting class:
– Anthony Davis ended his Perspectives career in Chicago in the Class 3A regional semifinals. He averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds and 8 blocks per game his senior season.
– Kyle Wiltjer’s Jesuit Oregon school became the first Oregon team to win three straight 6-A state titles behind his 13 points and five rebounds.
– Marquis Teague finished his career in high school with his Pike team falling to defeat by defending 4A state champion North Central, 79-73. Teague finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists in his final game. He most likely lost ground in the Indiana Mr. Basketball race to IU commit Cody Zeller. Teague finished his the sectionals averaging he averaged 22.2 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds.
– Michael Gilchrist finished his senior season playing for the national championship with St. Patrick taking on St. Anthony’s in the New Jersey North Non-Public B final. Gilchrist, unfortunately, had an off night, scoring only 7 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in a losing effort. His St. Patrick squad (26-1) had entered Wednesday’s final ranked No. 1 in USA Today’s Super 25 national poll. St. Anthony (29-0) was ranked No. 2. Gillie finished as the #3 player in the ESPU Top100, and the #1 overall prospect in many other recruiting services. He averaged 20 ppg his final season and was 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey.
– Trevor Lacey finished his Butler career with 3 state championship rings and the title in his final season. He is the reigning state’s Mr. Basketball and could very well land that honor again this season by carrying his team on his back to the title. Lacey averaged 32.3 ppg and cracked the 40 mark 10 times this season.
Though we won’t get a look at Lacey tonight, he has widdled down his list of schools to Alabama and Kentucky. We should know somewhere in mid-April where it will be. Stay tuned and enjoy!