When coaches leave, recruits follow
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The minute the McDonald's All-American Game media day began Tuesday, hordes of reporters descended upon Xavier Henry of Putnam City (Warr Acres, Okla.) and DeMarcus Cousins of LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.).
Henry has signed with Memphis, while Cousins has verbally committed to the Tigers, and with coach John Calipari's reported departure to Kentucky, everyone wanted to know what these top-five recruits were thinking.
So why did Henry sign with the Tigers? ...
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McDonald's All-American Game
The country's best boys' and girls' basketball players will showcase their talent in the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday, April 1. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU, and the boys take the stage at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Watch the game on ESPN360.
Events// Boys: Favors stars in high-flying game
// Canner-O'Mealy: No Tiny effort
// Scouts: Five things we learned
// Girls: Balanced attack paces West victory
// Preview: Girls' McDonald's All-American Game
// Preview: Boys' McDonald's All-American Game
// Scouts Inc.: Practice report
// Flores: Diggins, Mason-Griffin take home 3-point prizes
// Flores: McDonald's practice report
Features// Player predictions for McDonald's
// Biancardi: Breaking down the All-Americans
// Canner-O'Mealy: Gaddy, Bradley reunited
// Canner-O'Mealy: Snaer shines as a senior
// Lawlor: Revisiting the 1979 McDonald's Game
// Murphy: What happened to the 1979 All-Americans?
Multimedia content// Michael Snaer blog
// Sights and sounds from game week
// ESPN RISE Magazine photo gallery
// Watch the POWERade Jam Fest
// McDonald's All-Americans chat wrap
Recruiting// Lawlor: Henry, Cousins to re-open recruiting process
// Canner-O'Mealy: Top players choose coach, not school
// Williams: Recruits left picking up the pieces
BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS
|Rank||School (City, State)||Rec|
|1||Oak Hill Academy|
Mouth of Wilson, VA
Jersey City, NJ
Flower Mound, TX
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