The 2014 McDonald's All-American Game is Wednesday, showcasing the 24 top fourth-year seniors (no fifth-year prep school students) against each other at the United Center in Chicago. It's a light—very, very light—preview of next year's college basketball season, or at least its top newcomers while you wait for the Final Four to being Saturday.
Only one of the 24 players hasn't made his college choice yet: 6'10 center Myles Turner, a native of Euless, Texas, and the No. 4 player (and the No. 2 center) in the class according to 247 Composite's ranking aggregation. He's still considering a handful of schools that includes Kansas and Duke, according to Adam Zagoria at ZagsBlog.
Duke and Kentucky each have four signees in the game, leading the way. Among Duke's four signees is the No. 1 player in the class, 7-foot center Jahlil Okafor of Chicago. Guards Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen and Justise Winslow join him. The four players signed to play for John Calipari at Kentucky next season are guards Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker, swingman Trey Lyles and center Karl-Anthony Towns.
In all, 13 college teams have signees on Wednesday's two rosters.
East team (height, position, college)
Cliff Alexander, 6'9, F/C, Kansas Jayhawks
James Blackmon Jr., 6'4, G, Indiana Hoosiers
Tyus Jones, 6'1, G, Duke Blue Devils
Kevon Looney, 6'9, F, UCLA Bruins
Theo Pinson, 6'6, G/F, North Carolina Tar Heels
D'Angelo Russell, 6'5, G, Ohio State Buckeyes
Karl-Anthony Towns, 7'0, F/C, Kentucky Wildcats
Melo Trimble, 6'3, G, Maryland Terrapins
Myles Turner, 7'0, F/C, undecided
Isaiah Whitehead, 6'4, G, Seton Hall Pirates
Justise Winslow, 6'6, G, Duke Blue Devils
West team (height, position, college)
Grayson Allen, 6'4, G, Duke Blue Devils
Joel Berry II, 6'1, G, North Carolina Tar Heels
Devin Booker, 6'6, G, Kentucky Wildcats
Stanley Johnson, 6'7, G, Arizona Wildcats
Trey Lyles, 6'9, G/F, Kentucky Wildcats
Emmanuel Mudiay, 6'5, G, SMU Mustangs
Jahlil Okafor, 7'0, C, Duke Blue Devils
Kelly Oubre Jr, 6'7, G/F, Kansas Jayhawks
Reid Travis, 6'8, F, Stanford Cardinal
Tyler Ulis, 5'9, G, Kentucky Wildcats
Rashad Vaughn, 6'6, G, UNLV Rebels
Thomas Welsh, 7'0, C, UCLA Bruins