McDonald's All-American Game: McAdoo, Gilchrist Power East In 111-96 Win

Believe it or not, the East blocked 13 shots in the 2011 McDonald's All-America Game. Still, this was all about the dunks, three-pointers and highlight reel shots. The East made a few more than the West and came away with the victory.

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McDonald's All-American Boys Game: McAdoo, Gilchrist Power East To 111-96 Win

Defense? Don’t think so. The 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game featured all of the highlight reel action you’ve come to expect from these kind of games.

James McAdoo and Michael Gilchrist led the way for the East by showing off their range and scoring 17-points apiece in a 111-96 win over the West squad.

McAdoo, the North Carolina commit, showed off great range off hitting shots from inside and outside the three-point line. Kentucky-bound Gilchrist was Mr. Do It All, showing off his abilities to score, rebound and dish.

Big East fans are officially on notice when it comes to Pitt’s Khem Birch. The big man played ferocious defense, garnering six blocks to go with his 15 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort.

Duke’s Austin Rivers, considered the No. 1 player in the nation by most, played a quality game, showcased by a reverse lay-up he scored through two defenders. He finished with 14 points.

Meanwhile, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis may have put his claim in for the No. 1 player in the land as he dominated the perimeter and shot-blocking.

After trailing by 15 at the half, the West made a game of it, tying things up at 57. Eventually the East pulled back ahead and remained in control as the game concluded.

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McDonald's All-American Girls Game: Elizabeth Williams Leads East To 78-66 Victory

Duke signee and National Player of the Year Elizabeth Williams broke the McDonald's All-American Girls game scoring record with 23 points and 11 rebounds, won the 2011 MVP award, and helped lead the East team to a 78-66 victory. Ariel Massengale added 13 points for the East squad, who dominated from start to finish. 

The East squad didn't look like a newly assembled team, as they exhibited some crisp ball movement and teamwork throughout the game. 

The West team struggled early, falling behind after connecting on five of their first 20 shots. They closed the gap some in the second half as Briana Banks, who will play next season at UConn, scored most of her 16 points. The West never did appear to get in sync, with the East squad locking them down and forcing them into a lot of one-on-one play, which led to turnovers and easy baskets at the other end. 

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McDonald's All-American Game Roster: Austin Rivers, Marquis Teague Lead Players To Watch

Austin Rivers headlines tonight's 2011 McDonald's All-American game. Rivers is the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, and is ranked as the best player in the country by Rivals. He will attend Duke next season and is one of the deadliest pure scorers in the high school game. An excellent shooting stroke, in combination with a love to compete and a desire to be the best, makes Rivers one of the top prospects in America.

Rivers' backcourt teammate on tonight's West team is one of the most dynamic point guards in the nation. It is fitting that he has committed to play for John Calipari, who has overseen talented point guards such as Derrick Rose and John Wall in recent seasons. Teague is described as near-unstoppable in the open court and equally as capable of setting up teammates as he is of scoring.

LeBryan Nash is another member of Rivals top five players that will tonight play on the West team. Next season, the six-foot-seven-inch small forward will suit up for Oklahoma State. Nash is one of the best athletes in this year's McDonald's game.

One of the best matchups of tonight's game will be between Rivers and North Carolina recruit Bradley Beal, who is rated as the No. 2 shooting guard in the country behind Rivers. Beal possesses one of the smoothest jump shots in high school basketball. 

Tonight's game tips off at 10 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN. 

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McDonald's All-American Game 2011: Rosters, Time, Location, TV Schedule

The 2011 McDonald's All-American Game will showcase 24 of the nation's best boys and girls high school basketball players. Players are sorted into East and West teams, with a slam dunk contest, some three-point contests, and some cone-runnin' drills thrown in. Those happened back on Monday. I'm sorry if you missed them.

Game time and TV schedule: The girls' game can be seen at 7:30 pm ET on ESPNU, and the boys' game at 10 pm ET on ESPN.

Rosters: Complete rosters can be found right here for the East and West boys teams, and here for the East and West girls teams. More to come soon on individual talents, but fans of Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Ohio St. Buckeyes, Louisville Cardinals, and Syracuse Orange men's basketball have multiple incoming players to observe, as do women's Connecticut Huskies, Tennessee Volunteers, Stanford Cardinal, Duke, and USC Trojans fans.

Plenty of other teams, of course, have a player in the mix, and if nothing else you can likely find somebody from your state. A neighboring state? Your region? Almost certain your region is represented, if you live in the lower 48.

Location: Chicago's United Center, making this the first time in almost 30 years the game has been played in Illinois and the first-ever in Chicago. Where else in Illinois is there to play a high school all-star game? Sunny Rosemont in 1982, of course, which saw home-state talent Efrem Winters win MVP.

History: Since 1977 in Washington DC, the game has yet to take a year off, fielding MVPs like Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, and Shaquille O'Neal. The event has been nationally televised every year since 1995, with CBS turning it over to ESPN in 1998. Gus Johnson even announced it a few times back in the '90s.

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