Arizona's Gordon leads West past East in McDonald's A-A game

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 12:39 AM

Aaron Gordon, who is committed to play at Arizona, scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the West to a 110-99 victory over the East in the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday night.

In a game that featured an array of dunks, Gordon pleased the United Center crowd of 15,818 with a number of fast-break slams on his way to the MVP award.

Andrew Wiggins, considered the top recruit in the country, scored 19 points for the East and Dakari Johnson finished with 12.

The game featured six Kentucky commits: twin brothers Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison, Johnson, Marcus Lee, James Young and Julius Randle, who verbally committed a few weeks ago.

Wiggins, who is undecided, is considering Kentucky, along with Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State. A commitment from the Canadian prep star would give Kentucky coach John Calipari one of the best recruiting classes of all time.

Arkansas recruit Bobby Portis Jr. had 12 points for the West.

Gordon put the West up 74-54 on a reverse dunk to finish a break with 14:05 left. The East got the lead down to 89-80 on Keith Frazier's dunk and pair of free throws. Then Johnson got it to 94-90 with 4:40 left, but Gordon answered with another dunk for the West. He got the crowd on their feet with an alley-oop slam to put the West up 106-91.

Gordon announced on Tuesday that he will attend Arizona next fall.

The game also featured hometown star Jabari Parker.

Parker won four straight Illinois state championships with Simeon and was ranked as the top player in the class before Wiggins reclassified as a senior at the beginning of the school year.

Wiggins and Parker squared off most of the game and Parker finished with 10 points.

Parker's dad, Sonny, played in the NBA, and so did Wiggins' dad, Mitchell.

The West led by as many as 17 in the first half and was led by Gordon, who scored 14 points and Portis Jr. added 10. Wiggins scored 12 in the half for the East who trailed 56-44.

BOYS’ GAME SUMMARY

West 110, East 99


EAST — Wayne Selden (Kansas) 5-7 1-3 13, Andrew Wiggins (Undecided) 6-10 7-8 19, Julius Randle (Kentucky) 5-9 1-2 11, Dakari Johnson (Kentucky) 6-11 0-0 12, Kasey Hill (Florida) 1-5 0-0 2, Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame) 2-5 1-2 5, Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber (N.C. State) 4-10 2-5 11, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona) 3-5 3-4 9, Chris Walker (Florida) 2-6 0-2 4, Keith Frazier (Undecided) 2-7 2-2 6, Noah Vonleh (Indiana) 1-2 1-6 3, Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina) 2-6 0-1 4, Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina) 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 39-86 18-35 99.

WEST — Bobby Portis (Arkansas) 4-5 3-4 12, Jabari Parker (Duke) 4-13 2-2 10, Aaron Gordon (Arizona) 10-17 4-6 24, Aaron Harrison (Kentucky) 3-8 0-0 6, Andrew Harrison (Kentucky) 5-5 0-0 10, Nigel Williams-Goss (Washington) 4-6 2-2 10, James Young (Kentucky) 3-6 0-0 6, Matt Jones (Duke) 2-4 0-0 4, Jabari Bird (California) 3-5 2-2 9, Marcus Lee (Kentucky) 1-3 0-0 2, Jarell Martin (LSU) 4-7 2-4 10, Isaac Hamilton (UTEP) 2-7 1-2 7. Totals 45-86 16-22 110.

Halftime—West 56-44. 3-Point Goals—East 3-22 (Selden 2-4, Barber 1-4, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, Hicks 0-1, Wiggins 0-2, Hill 0-2, Walker 0-2, Meeks 0-2, Frazier 0-4), West 4-17 (Hamilton 2-5, Bird 1-1, Porter 1-2, Parker 0-1, Williams-Goss 0-1, Young 0-1, Martin 0-1, Jones 0-2, Harrison 0-3). Fouled Out—Parker. Rebounds—East 52 (Randle 7), West 48 (Parker 8). Assists—East 18 (Jackson, Barber 4), West 31 (Williams-Goss 6). Total Fouls—East 16, West 20. A—15,818.

2013 McDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN GAME BOYS' ROSTER

Boys East Team
No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
12 Anthony Barber G 6-2 165 Hampton, VA (Hampton, VA) NC State
3 Keith Frazier G 6-5 182 Justin F. Kimball, TX (Dallas, TX) Undecided
4 Isaiah Hicks F 6-9 205 J.F. Webb, NC (Oxford, NC) North Carolina
0 Kasey Hill G 6-1 180 Montverde Academy, FL (Clemont, FL) Florida
11 Demetrius Jackson G 6-1 185 Marian High, IN (Mishawaka, IN) Notre Dame
2 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson G/F 6-6 205 Chester High, PA (Chester, PA) Arizona
41 Dakari Johnson F/C 6-11 250 Montverde Academy, FL (New York, NY) Kentucky
5 Kennedy Meeks C 6-10 285 West Charlotte, NC (Charlotte, NC) North Carolina
30 Julius Randle F 6-9 245 Prestonwood Christian, TX (McKinney, TX) Kentucky
1 Wayne Selden, Jr. G/F 6-5 225 Tilton School, NH (Roxbury, MA) Kansas
35 Noah Vonleh G/F 6-9 225 New Hampton, NH (Haverhill, MA) Indiana
23 Chris Walker F 6-10 215 Holmes County, FL (Bonifay, FL) Florida
22 Andrew Wiggins G/F 6-8 205 Huntington Prep, WV (Thornhill, Ontario) Undecided
Boys East Team Coaches
Name Pos High School
Freddy Johnson Head Coach Greensboro Day School, NC (Greensboro, NC)
Steve Shelton Asst. Coach Greensboro Day School, NC (Greensboro, NC)
Jeff Smith Asst. Coach Greensboro Day School, NC (Greensboro, NC)
Boys West Team
No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
23 Jabari Bird G 6-6 185 Salesian High, CA (Hercules, CA) California
32 Aaron Gordon G/F 6-8 220 Archbishop Mitty, CA (San Jose, CA) Arizona
4 Isaac Hamilton G 6-5 185 St. John Bosco, CA (Los Angeles, CA) UTEP
2 Aaron Harrison G 6-6 215 William B. Travis, TX (Richmond, TX) Kentucky
5 Andrew Harrison G 6-5 215 William B. Travis, TX (Richmond, TX) Kentucky
14 Matt Jones G 6-5 198 DeSoto High, TX (DeSoto, TX) Duke
24 Marcus Lee F/C 6-10 202 Deer Valley High, CA (Antioch, CA) Kentucky
35 Jarell Martin F 6-9 222 Madison Prep, LA (Baton Rouge, LA) LSU
22 Jabari Parker F 6-8 240 Simeon Career Academy, IL (Chicago, IL) Duke
10 Bobby Portis, Jr. G/F 6-10 220 Hall High, AR (Little Rock, AR) Arkansas
0 Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 180 Findlay Prep, NV (Happy Valley, OR) Washington
1 James Young G 6-6 210 Rochester High, MI (Rochester Hills, MI) Kentucky
Boys West Team Coaches
Name Pos High School
Mike Flaherty Head Coach Mt. Carmel High School, IL (Homewood, IL)
Jasper Williams Asst. Coach Bloom Township High School, IL (Olympia Fields, IL)
Brian Flaherty Asst. Coach Bremen High School, IL (Chicago, IL)