Barnes among All-American picks
The 2010 McDonald's All-American Game will feature a pair of future Ohio State Buckeyes playing on their future home court as well as three players bound for the University of North Carolina. Rosters for the 33rd incarnation of the game were announced Thursday on ESPNU.
The game will be played Wednesday, March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus. Local product Jared Sullinger (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) and Hoosier State star Deshaun Thomas (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) are among the 24 seniors selected to the game. The duo will give the hometown crowd a rooting interest. Both players are scheduled to suit up for Thad Matta's squad in the fall.
The future Tar Heels are led by Harrison Barnes (Ames, Iowa), the nation's top recruit. The 6-foot-7 Barnes will be joined by fellow UNC recruits Reggie Bullock (Kinston, N.C./Kinston) and Kendall Marshall (Dumfries, Va./Bishop O'Connell).
The ACC and Big 10 lead the All-America charge with four recruits each, followed by the Big 12, Conference-USA, the Big East and the SEC have two apiece.
There are seven uncommitted players in the game, with four on the West roster. Brandon Knight is the highest-rated undecided player (No. 3). Knight, the nation's top ranked point guard, is considering UConn, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky and Miami.
The game will be televised on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
Here are the complete rosters listed alphabetically.
East (with their college choices): SG Reggie Bullock, Kinston (N.C.), North Carolina; PF Tobias Harris, Half Hollow Hills West (Dix Hills, N.Y.), Tennessee; PF Kyrie Irving, St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.), Duke; PG Joe Jackson, White Station (Memphis), Memphis; PF Perry Jones, Duncanville (Texas), Baylor; SG Jelan Kendrick, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), Memphis; PF C.J. Leslie, Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.), undecided; PG Kendall Marshall, Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.), North Carolina; PF Jayvaughn Pinkston, Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Villanova; Josh Selby, Lake Clifton (Baltimore), undecided; PF Jared Sullinger, Northland (Columbus, Ohio), Ohio State; SF Deshaun Thomas, Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Ohio State.
West: SG Keith Appling, Pershing (Detroit), Michigan State; SF Harrison Barnes, Ames (Iowa), North Carolina; SF Terrence Jones, Jefferson (Portland, Ore.), undecided; PG Cory Joseph, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), undecided; PG Brandon Knight, Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), undecided; SF Doron Lamb, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), undecided; PG Ray McCallum, Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.), undecided; C Fab Melo, Sagemont School (Weston, Fla.), Syracuse; SF Jereme Richmond, Waukegan (Ill.), Illinois; C Joshua Smith, Kentwood (Kent, Wash.), UCLA; PF Tristan Thompson, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), Texas; PF Patric Young, Providence School (Jacksonville, Fla.), Florida.
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