MVP Cheick Diallo, an undecided 6-foot-9 forward from Mali and Our Savior New American School on Long Island led the game with 18 points (8-14) and 10 rebounds as the EAST defeated the WEST 111-91 in the 38th annual McDonald’s All American Game at Chicago’s United Center. Other stars for the East included Diamond Stone (Maryland commit) who scored 14 points (7-9) and Antonio Blakeney (LSU) who scored 14 points.
Uncommitted 6’8 forward Brandon Ingram from North carolina was impressive as he paced the West, scoring 13 of his 15pts in the first half. His teammate Allonzo Trier (Arizona) finished with 17 points.
The lone representative of the host state Illinois was Villanova-bound Jalen Brunson. Son of former McDonald’s All American Rick Brunson, Jalen added 6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists off the bench for the West.
Perhaps the most memorable play of the night featured 7ft Stephen Zimmerman dunking on his defender quickly followed by his teammate Carlton Bragg (Kansas) throwing down a windmill, electrifying his teammates and the crowd.