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Katie Collier: a must-read inspirational story

Katie Collier: a must-read inspirational story
Too often in sports media you hear about players “overcoming adversity” or “dealing with adversity” when the challenges being described are somewhat trivial, self-inflicted minor troubles, or both. University of Washington incoming freshman Katie Collier, the #21 rated national recruit in women’s college basketball, knows actual adversity. The type of serious, genuine adversity that makes... Read more »

Muhammad Leads West To McDonald's All-American Game Win

Sure, the McDonald’s All-American game is an exhibition; the outcome serving as a backstory to the talent on the court. But when the West team’s 25-point lead was cut to four in the final minutes, it became imperative to earn a win. “We’re talking about the 24 best players in the country, not just 12... Read more »

McDonald's All-American Game at United Center Draws Record Crowd

The most historical aspect of tonight’s McDonald’s All-American game was the attendance, 19,909; highest in the all-star series history. The East All-Stars triumphed 111-96. This is the first time a squad failed to hit the C-note since the 2006 East team scored 94 in San Diego. The East was led by game co-MVP James McAdoo,... Read more »
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McDonald's All-American Game Tonight at the United Center

Kobe. Jordan. Dwight Howard. Derrick Rose. Before they went on to NBA greatness, they all played in it, the nation’s premier high school all-star game. Tonight, the United Center- home of the Chicago Bulls will host the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game. The Michael Jordan statue outside the UC is adorned with MJ’s jersey from his... Read more »

"Derrick Rose is the MVP," says Celtics Coach Doc Rivers

“I’ve said it all year, because I’m so close with Thibs, Derrick Rose is the MVP, I don’t see anyone who’s had a bigger impact on their team than him,” said Boston Celtics Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers giving the Bulls star the biggest of complements. He also had a lot of praise for his former... Read more »

McDonald's All-American POY Award Unveiled Today in Chicago

Morgan Wootten, legendary coach and McDonald’s All American® Games selection chair, named Austin Rivers and Elizabeth Williams winners of the 2011 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award today for their accomplishments on and off the court. Rivers, the 6-3, 200 lb. prep star from Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Fla. has been... Read more »
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Local McDonald's All-American Anthony Davis Put up a Quadruple Double

A year or so ago, Kentucky Wildcats recruit and McDonald’s All-American Anthony Davis wasn’t on anyone’s short list of blue-chip college basketball prospects. But after growing seven inches in a year, today he now fInds himself the #2 overall recruit in the nation (Duke commit Austin Rivers is #1) for the class of 2011. I... Read more »

Derrick Rose, Bulls Game Entertains Three Local McDonald's All-Americans

It was a special night for all three local products as they took in a game at “the House that Michael Jordan Built,” on a night when Jordan himself was in attendance (along with his former running mate Scottie Pippen and Chicago Bears Defensive end/newly crowned NFL Hall of Famer Richard Dent) Tonight’s NBA contest... Read more »

Rosters Announced for McDonald's All-American Game at United Center

McDonald’s® unveiled the official rosters for the 34th annual McDonald’s All American Boys Game and 10th annual Girls Game during its annual selection show today on ESPNU. The Games will be played on March 30 at the famed United Center in Chicago, Ill. The full rosters are available at www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com. Boys roster follows below. 5... Read more »
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Legendary Local Coach Pingatore to Lead McDonald's All-American Team

You might have seen Gene Pingatore, Coach of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” which followed two high school students with dreams of playing in the NBA. Or perhaps on the Big Ten Network, catching up with former players: 2010 College Basketball Player of the Year and second... Read more »
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