For first time, four future Cats selected McDonald's All-Americans

Duke has three, Louisville two

February 11, 2011 

  • McDonald's Games

    When: March 30

    Where: United Center in Chicago

    TV: Girls, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU); Boys, 10 p.m. (ESPN)

  • Boys

    EAST

    Name Pos. Ht. Hometown College

    Brad Beal G 6-5 St. LouisFlorida

    Chane Behanan F 6-7 Bowling GreenLouisville

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope G 6-5 Greenville, Ga. Georgia

    Michael Carter-Williams G 6-5 Barrington, R.I. Syracuse

    Rakeem Christmas F 6-10 Bryn Athyn, Pa. Syracuse

    Quinn Cook G 6-0 Mouth of Wilson, Va. Duke

    Michael Gilchrist F 6-7 Elizabeth, N.J. Kentucky

    P.J. Hairston G/F 6-6 Chatham, Va. North Carolina

    James McAdoo F 6-8 Norfolk, Va. North Carolina

    Johnny O'Bryant III C 6-10 Cleveland, Miss. LSU

    Marshall Plumlee F/C 6-10 Arden, N.C. Duke

    Shannon Scott G 6-2 Alpharetta, Ga. Ohio St.

    WEST

    Name Pos. Ht. Hometown College

    Khem Birch F/C 6-9 Fitchburg, Mass. Pittsburgh

    Wayne Blackshear G/F 6-5 ChicagoLouisville

    Anthony Davis F/C 6-9 ChicagoKentucky

    Branden Dawson G/F 6-5 Gary, Ind. Michigan St.

    Myck Kabongo G 6-1 Henderson, Nev. Texas

    LeBryan Nash F 6-7 DallasOklahoma St.

    Austin Rivers G 6-3 Winter Park, Fla. Duke

    Marquis Teague G 6-1 IndianapolisKentucky

    Adonis Thomas G/F 6-7 MemphisMemphis

    Amir Williams C 6-10 Beverly Hills, Mich. Ohio State

    Kyle Wiltjer F 6-10 Portland, Ore. Kentucky

    Cody Zeller F 6-10 Washington, Ind. Indiana

    Girls

    EAST

    Name Pos. Ht. Hometown College

    Cierra Burdick F 6-2 Butler, N.C. Tennessee

    Briyona Canty G 5-10 Hamilton, N.J. Rutgers

    Temi Fagbenle C 6-4 Blairstown, N.J. Harvard

    Bria Goss G 5-11 IndianapolisKentucky

    Sara Hammond F 6-2 Mouth VernonLouisville

    Amber Henson C 6-4 Tampa, Fla. Duke

    Betnijah Laney G 6-0 Smyrna, Del. Undecided

    Samantha Logic G 6-0 Racine, Wis. Iowa

    Allyson Malott F 6-2 Middletown, Ohio Dayton

    Ariel Massengale G 5-6 Bolingbrook, Ill. Tennessee

    Bria Smith G 5-10 Middle Village, N.Y. Virginia

    Elizabeth Williams F 6-3 Virginia Beach, Va. Duke

    WEST

    Name Pos. Ht. Hometown College

    Brianna Banks G 5-9 Fayetteville, Ga. Connecticut

    Ariya Crook-Williams G 5-7 Long Beach, Calif. Southern Cal

    Krystal Forthan C 6-4 Georgetown, Texas LSU

    Reshanda Gray F 6-3 Los AngelesCalifornia

    Justine Hartman C 6-3 Brea, Calif. UCLA

    Morgan Jones F 6-2 Lake Mary, Fla. Northwestern

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis G 6-0 Santa Ana, Calif. Connecticut

    Amber Orrange G 5-8 HoustonStanford

    Cassie Peoples G 5-7 Cypress, Texas Texas

    Bonnie Samuelson F 6-3Huntington Beach, Calif.Stanford

    Kiah Stokes F 6-3 Marion, Iowa Connecticut

    Alexyz Vaioletama G 6-0 Santa Ana, Calif. Southern Cal

The University of Kentucky's entire 2011 class of men's basketball signees were named McDonald's All-Americans on Thursday. Some of the Wildcats' biggest rivals didn't fare too badly themselves.

Forward Michael Gilchrist will represent the East team in the March 30 all-star game for high school seniors at the United Center in Chicago. Point guard Marquis Teague, forward/center Anthony Davis and forward Kyle Wiltjer will play for the West squad.

UK has never previously had four McDonald's All-Americans in the same season. The Cats had three each in 1979 (Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord, Dirk Minniefield), 1984 (Ed Davender, Cedric Jenkins, Richard Madison), 2004 (Joe Crawford, Randolph Morris, Rajon Rondo) and 2010 (Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb).

In-state rival Louisville will be represented by two stars, forward Chane Behanan of Bowling Green for the East and swingman Wayne Blackshear for the West.

Duke will be represented by three McDonald's All-Americans. Joining Louisville with two apiece were Ohio State, North Carolina and Syracuse.

Southeastern Conference rivals Florida, Georgia and LSU have one each.

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