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Henry, Cousins back off Memphis

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Xavier Henry, who has signed with Memphis, scored 14 points for the West, while DeMarcus Cousins, another Coach John Calipari recruit, scored 14 points for the East in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game.

With Calipari headed to Kentucky, the two prized recruits might want to follow the coach.

"I have to open my eyes and find a new place, a new home," Henry said. "It won't be Memphis. I won't be attending Memphis."

Cousins said, "I'm not sure yet if I am going to go to Memphis."

Cousins was 6-for-9 from the field, made a three-pointer and tied a game high with eight rebounds.

Henry hit a game-high three three-pointers and was 5-for-11 from the field.

Louisville signee Peyton Siva scored six points and dished out a game-high nine assists.

Georgia Tech recruit Derrick Favors scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the East past the West 113-110 in the annual game for the top high-school players.

Favors was left wide open for an alley-oop pass from Lance Stephenson with 41.7 seconds left and slammed it home for a 111-110 lead.

"Derrick is a very sneaky person," said Oklahoma-bound Keith Gallon, who scored a game-high 20 points. "You turn around, and he's gone."

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