The 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game will take place this evening at 6 p.m. Norman North superstar and Oklahoma commit Trae Young will play point guard for the West, and you can catch all the action on ESPN and WatchESPN.
Young is considered to be the best shooter in the 2017 class, and those skills were on display Monday night at the 3-point competition. He was able to take home the crown with 19 points, and the commentators rightfully pointed out that his natural range is a bit deeper than where he was shooting.
#Oklahoma commit @TheTraeYoung wins the #McDonalds All American 3 point contest. pic.twitter.com/0UbatjQOlm— Michael Kinney (@EyeAmTruth) March 28, 2017
Young is one of many impressive athletes who will be displaying their talent on Wednesday night, and he’ll be joined on the West team by Kansas commit Billy Preston. The big man — who is originally from Santa Ana, Calif. — will likely have plenty of alley-oops thrown his way by Young.
Another guy who will benefit from Young’s passing ability will be Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr., who played AAU ball with the Normanite. The two talented youngsters won the 2016 Peach Jam together and have plenty of chemistry. It’s just a shame that Porter and his dad ended up choosing Mizzou.
Some other people to watch in this one:
DeAndre Ayton, Arizona, West
The Bahamian big man is listed as the No. 1 prospect in the country in the 247 Composite rankings, and he’ll compete with Porter next season to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Trevon Duval, undecided, East
The nation’s top-rated PG will face off against Trae Young next season if he chooses the Kansas Jayhawks over Duke and others. We’ll see a preview of that potential heavyweight bout in Chicago.
Mitchell Robinson, Western Kentucky, East
The nation’s No. 1 center had offers from all over the place. However, Robinson shocked the world last June by announcing his intention to become a Hilltopper, and he made it official by signing with the program in November. How can you not be intrigued by this guy?
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