There was a buzz last night in downtown Chicago, and more than 17,000 people showed out to see the future of basketball.
North Carolina Tar Heels commit Justin Jackson ended up leading the game in scoring, although the East squad still came up short by three points at the McDonald’s All American Game. Jahlil Okafor was the other MVP, although he was probably more pleased that his squad come out on top. After all, this was the last time that Okafor will have played in Chicago during his high school career. Something tells me that it will not be the last time the Whitney Young (IL) center plays at the United Center though, and we will all look forward to that day.
Jackson and Okafor will square off at least twice next season, and you can bet that both of those games will be hotly contested. The two teams have never been more talented, and that would be true even if Jabari Parker jumps for the draft this summer. If he stays? Then all bets are off next season for the Blue Devils, and analysts will officially be wondering if they can go undefeated. I have already made my position on that clear, but it is also quite obvious to me that the Blue Devils should be the favorite next season regardless of Parker’s decision.
Thanks as always for reading; here is some fortune cookie wisdom as always and keep an eye out for plenty of content from this All American game in the coming days.
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