The culmination of the elite basketball players' high school career is just a few days away, with the McDonald’s All American Game taking place on Wednesday night (9 p.m. ET on ESPN). It’s not often so many of the nation’s best players are together in the same place: 22 of the top 25 players in the ESPN 100 will participate, with only one eligible five-star player not selected. We’ll have recruiting updates and more on the matchups over the coming days, but here’s a look at the recruiting storylines to watch in Chicago. Uncommitted players There are an unusually high number of elite prospects still on the board -- with eight top-25 players yet to choose a school. All eight will play in the McDonald’s All American Game. The intriguing thing is that most of the prospects are big men, and everyone seems to be waiting for the first domino to fall. Could that happen in Chicago? Or will we continue to wait until the late signing period begins (April 13)? If one five-star post player makes his decision -- especially if it’s Kentucky or Kansas -- we could start seeing some other decisions roll in. Who will be the first to go? That remains to be seen.

A closer look at Malik Newman 

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video The late signing period for the 2015 class is drawing near. In the coming weeks, we’re going to take a deeper dive into each of the uncommitted players in the top 25 of the ESPN 100. Next up: Malik Newman 6-foot-3, 175 pounds | Shooting guard Jackson, Missisippi | Callaway High School No. 4 overall (No. 1 SG) Recruitment so far Potential schools Kansas Kentucky LSU Mississippi State NC State Ole Miss While Newman has been among the top prospects in the 2015 class since his early days of high school, he has actually slow-played his recruitment for the most part. He has yet to take an official visit and has in fact postponed some scheduled trips in the past. Moreover, he has never officially announced his list -- with the aforementioned six schools establishing themselves as the ones definitely in the mix. Newman said recently he was ready to dive into the process soon, in terms of taking official visits and whittling down his list to a couple of schools. This could be one that doesn’t end for several weeks -- especially with a recent coaching change at one of the schools on his list.

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- The second annual Metro Challenge hosted 60 of the best prospects from the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. region at DeMatha Catholic High School on Saturday for a day of competition and exposure. Here were some of the biggest takeaways: 1. Fultz keeps on coming ESPN 60 guard Markelle Fultz was the best player on the floor from start to finish. He opened with 22 points on 11-15 shooting from the floor and got even better with each passing game, finishing with 81 points on 34-48 shooting including a 35 point performance in the nightcap. Fultz’s story is well known at this point, going from playing JV at DeMatha as a sophomore to winning WCAC Player of the Year as a junior and collecting high-major scholarship offers with almost every passing week in the process. While Fultz reiterated on Saturday that he remains wide open in his recruitment and won’t start to think about cutting down his list until the summer, he did talk about how his game has evolved within the last year. “My athletic ability really changed a lot, but so has my mindset and my motor,” he said. “Right now, I’m focused on trying to get better elevation on my jump shot so I can score over people if I need to.” While Fultz may be best known for his length, athleticism and an effortless feel for the game, the progression of his jumper, or perhaps re-emergence, was a clear theme on Saturday. “When I was younger, I could shoot the lights out,” he said, “but when my hands got bigger it really hurt my shooting.” It appears to be coming back now, as does his confidence from that range as he could be heard yelling, “I’m feeling it today,” after his first 3 of the day (he shot 6-12 from that range). With his game only continuing to evolve, it’s clear that schools like Arizona, Maryland, Georgetown, West Virginia, NC State, Miami and Washington will only have more competition before the summer rolls around.

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Gonzaga and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G Josh Perkins G Silas Melson F Kyle Wiltjer F Domantas Sabonis C Przemek Karnowski

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Louisville and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: Quentin Snider G: Terry Rozier F: Deng Adel F: Anas Mahmoud C: Chinanu Onuaku

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Notre Dame and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: Demetrius Jackson G: Steve Vasturia F: V.J. Beachem F: Zach Auguste F: Bonzie Colson

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videoTo return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Arizona and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G Gabe York G Parker Jackson-Cartwright G Allonzo Trier F Ryan Anderson C Dusan Ristic

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Recruit and return: Oklahoma Sooners 

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Recruit and return: Utah Utes 

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video ESPN 100 No. 7 overall and McDonald's All-American center Diamond Stone ended his recruitment on Friday by committing to the Maryland Terrapins and coach Mark Turgeon over his home state's Wisconsin, along with Oklahoma State and Connecticut.

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at NC State and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: Anthony Barber G: Trevor Lacey F: Caleb Martin F: Kyle Washington F: Abdul-Malik Abu

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Recruit and return: UCLA Bruins 

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Xavier and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: Myles Davis G: Remy Abell F: Trevon Bluiett F: James Farr C: Jalen Reynolds

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at West Virginia and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: Jevon Carter G: Daxter Miles Jr. F: Esa Ahmad F: Jonathan Holton C: Devin Williams

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video To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at North Carolina and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: Marcus Paige G: Justin Jackson F: J.P. Tokoto F: Brice Johnson C: Kennedy Meeks

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