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

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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