NCB On The Trail: 2014 McDonald's All American Game

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CHICAGO -- Wednesday marked the 37th Annual McDonald's All-American game featuring the top high school boys basketball players in the country. The game took place at the United Center, home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.

Best low-post player: Jahlil Okafor

McDonald's Game players to watch 

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The basketball world will be watching the 37th annual McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday night (ESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET) from the United Center in Chicago.

The 24 players selected to participate have already received the greatest honor in high school basketball, but with practices having started, they’re quickly realizing that this week is as much about things to come as it is a celebration of their careers to date.

The game isn’t just a chance for these players to excite their future fan bases, but also to perform, in many cases for the first time in their career, in front of NBA scouts and front office personnel expected from all 30 teams. It all but ensures a competitive few days of action as the players are always anxious to make a good impression.

That type of environment is also ideal for our ESPN RecruitingNation staff as we take one of our final looks at the top players in the country before ultimately putting the Class of 2014 player rankings to bed. With that in mind, we asked our team of evaluators which player they were most interested in observing this week:


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Video: Duke recruit wins dunk contest

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video ESPN 100 No. 6 shooting guard Grayson Allen won the dunk contest at the McDonald's All American Game. The Duke signee clinched the crown by dunking over No. 1 recruit -- and future Duke teammate -- Jahlil Okafor.

CHICAGO -- The prestigious McDonald's All American Game annually brings together the best talent in high school basketball, all on one stage. Here are a few game matchups to watch for this year's star-studded event, which can be seen live on ESPN Wednesday night at 9:30 ET.


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Video: Towns Jr. talks McDonald's invite

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Matt Schick interviews No. 9 overall senior Karl Towns Jr. immediately after the Kentucky commit learned he would participate in the 2014 McDonald's All American Game.

Video: Okafor talks McDonald's invite

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Matt Schick interviews No. 1 overall senior and Duke commit Jahlil Okafor minutes after it was announced that Okafor would participate in the 2014 McDonald's All American Game in his hometown of Chicago.

Video: 2014 McDonald’s Boys’ East roster

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Matt Schick and national recruiting director Paul Biancardi announce the East roster for the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago. Headlining the East are the nation’s No. 1 point guard, No. 1 power forward and No. 2 overall recruit.

Video: 2014 McDonald’s Boys’ West roster

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Matt Schick and national recruiting director Paul Biancardi announce the West roster for the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago. Headlining the West are the nation’s No. 2 small forward, No. 2 power forward and No. 1 overall recruit.

The McDonald's All American Game is annually the nation's most prestigious high school basketball all-star event. The rosters have been announced for the Class of 2014, and this year's game will once again be played at the United Center in Chicago and will air live on ESPN on April 2.

Here's a deeper look at five exciting matchups we'll see in the 2014 contest.

1. The battle of the giants
Jahlil Okafor (West) vs. Myles Turner (East)


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