2007 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2007 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
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1st Half 2nd Half Total
West 68 46 114
East 57 55 112
Date March 28, 2007
Arena Freedom Hall
City Louisville, Kentucky
MVP/MOP Michael Beasley
National anthem Patrick Henry Hughes
Officials Eric Ballenger
Scott Johnson
Alfred Smith
Halftime show Timbaland
Attendance 11,632
Network ESPN
McDonald's All-American

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The 2007 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the University of Louisville Cardinals. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly-recruited high school boys graduating in 2007. The game was the 30th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.

The 48 players were selected from 2,500 nominees by a committee of basketball experts. They were chosen not only for their on-court skills, but for their performances off the court as well. Coach Morgan Wootten, who had more than 1,200 wins as head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, was chairman of the selection committee. Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who has been involved in the McDonald's All American Games since its inception, served as chairman of the Games and as an advisor to the selection committee.

Proceeds from the 2007 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Kentuckiana and its Ronald McDonald House program.

2007 game[edit]

The game was telecast live by ESPN. The crowd at Freedom Hall was electric[1] as super-producer Timbaland took the court with the All American girls for a halftime performance to remember. That atmosphere carried over into an exciting second half of basketball, as the 30th annual Boys Game went down to the wire.

J. J. Hickson (Denver Nuggets) scored a team-high 14 points, while shooting 78% from the field, for the East squad. Naismith Sportsmanship Award winner Gani Lawal (Olimpia Milano) recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Calathes (Memphis Grizzlies) contributed with a solid performance, as he scored 13 points (3-3 from beyond the arc), grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 6 assists.

The West Team was led by Michael Beasley (Miami Heat), as he tallied 23 points and 12 rebounds. Both of those totals place Beasley in the record books and for that he was crowned the John R. Wooden MVP of the game. Wootten Award winner Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) proved he was deserving of the honor, as he added 13 points and 6 rebounds. Long-range specialist Jerryd Bayless (Boston Celtics) added 11 points and was a perfect 2–2 from three-point range.

Shooting 54% from the field and 42% from three-point land, the West team took an 11-point lead into the locker room. A strong defensive effort by the East team in the second half helped keep the game close. The West squad was limited to just one three-point basket and three free throws in the second half. Held scoreless from the 2:31 mark on, the West relied on solid defense and an errant shot by O. J. Mayo (Milwaukee Bucks) at the buzzer to escape with the 114–112 victory.

2007 West roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
5 Jai Lucas 5-10 150 G Bellaire, Texas Bellaire High School Florida
13 James Harden 6-5 215 G Lakewood, California Artesia High School Arizona State
15 Blake Griffin 6-9 245 F Edmond, Oklahoma Oklahoma Christian School Oklahoma
22 Eric Gordon 6-4 212 G Indianapolis, Indiana North Central High School Indiana
24 James Anderson 6-7 195 F Junction City, Arkansas Junction City High School Oklahoma State
25 Derrick Rose 6-3 185 G Chicago, Illinois Simeon Career Academy Memphis
30 Michael Beasley 6-10 240 F Upper Marlboro, Maryland Notre Dame Preparatory School Kansas State
31 Taylor King 6-8 218 F Santa Ana, California Mater Dei High School Duke
32 Jerryd Bayless 6-4 200 G Phoenix, Arizona St. Mary's High School Arizona
33 Kyle Singler 6-9 210 F Medford, Oregon South Medford High School Duke
42 Kevin Love 6-10 255 F Lake Oswego, Oregon Lake Oswego High School UCLA
45 Cole Aldrich 6-11 250 C Bloomington, Minnesota Bloomington Jefferson High School Kansas

2007 East Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
1 Chris Wright 6-1 200 G Washington, D.C. St. John's College High School Georgetown
2 J. J. Hickson 6-10 240 F Marietta, Georgia Wheeler High School N.C. State
3 Austin Freeman 6-5 215 G Hyattsville, Maryland DeMatha Catholic High School Georgetown
4 Jonny Flynn 6-0 172 G Niagara Falls, New York Niagara Falls High School Syracuse
20 Donte Greene 6-9 210 F Baltimore, Maryland Towson Catholic High School Syracuse
22 Nolan Smith 6-3 190 G Upper Marlboro, Maryland Oak Hill Academy Duke
24 Corey Stokes 6-6 220 F Bayonne, New Jersey Saint Benedict's Preparatory School Villanova
30 Gani Lawal 6-9 220 F Norcross, Georgia Norcross High School Georgia Tech
31 Kosta Koufos 7-1 260 C Canton, Ohio GlenOak High School Ohio State
32 O.J. Mayo 6-4 190 G Huntington, West Virginia Huntington High School USC
33 Nick Calathes 6-6 190 G Winter Park, Florida Lake Howell High School Florida
54 Patrick Patterson 6-8 230 F Huntington, West Virginia Huntington High School Kentucky

(* = starting line-up)

Coaches[edit]

The West team was coached by:

The East team was coached by:

Boxscore[edit]

[2]

Visitors: West[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
22 *Eric Gordon 5/13 1/ 5 2/ 2 13 2 1 3 2 2 2 0 1 22
25 *Derrick Rose 2/ 5 0/ 1 1/ 2 5 2 4 6 1 5 3 0 0 22
30 *Michael Beasley 10/13 2/ 3 1/ 2 23 6 6 12 3 2 5 0 1 20
33 *Kyle Singler 4/ 7 0/ 3 2/ 2 10 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 17
42 *Kevin Love 6/10 1/ 2 0/ 0 13 3 3 6 2 3 0 0 1 20
5 Jai Lucas 3/ 8 1/ 2 1/ 2 8 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 15
13 James Harden 4/ 7 0/ 2 0/ 0 8 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 13
15 Blake Griffin 2/ 3 0/ 0 0/ 0 4 3 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 16
24 James Anderson 1/ 4 0/ 1 3/ 4 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 11
31 Taylor King 3/ 9 2/ 5 0/ 0 8 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 13
32 Jerryd Bayless 3/ 7 2/ 2 3/ 4 11 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 16
45 Cole Aldrich 3/ 4 0/ 0 0/ 0 6 3 5 8 3 1 1 4 0 15
Team 2 1 3
TOTALS 46/90 9/26 13/18 114 25 29 54 14 19 17 5 6 200

Home: East[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
4 *Johnny Flynn 3/ 7 1/ 3 2/ 2 9 2 0 2 0 6 2 0 1 20
20 *Donte Greene 4/ 7 1/ 4 1/ 2 10 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 17
31 *Kosta Koufos 3/ 5 1/ 1 2/ 2 9 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 11
32 *O.J. Mayo 4/17 1/ 9 3/ 4 12 1 2 3 1 1 3 1 3 23
54 *Patrick Patterson 4/ 5 0/ 0 0/ 0 8 1 4 5 1 2 0 3 2 20
1 Chris Wright 0/ 3 0/ 2 0/ 2 0 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 11
2 J.J. Hickson 7/ 9 0/ 1 0/ 2 14 5 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 16
3 Austin Freeman 4/ 7 1/ 3 0/ 0 9 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 1 16
22 Nolan Smith 3/ 8 0/ 0 2/ 2 8 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 13
24 Corey Stokes 3/ 3 2/ 2 0/ 0 8 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 13
30 Gani Lawal 5/12 0/ 1 2/ 5 12 8 4 12 1 2 1 0 1 18
33 Nick Calathes 5/14 0/ 4 3/ 3 13 4 1 5 0 6 1 1 2 22
Team 0 1 1
TOTALS 45/97 7/30 15/24 112 27 20 47 12 27 10 6 13 200

(* = Starting Line-up)

All-American Week[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  • Tuesday, March 27: Powerade Jamfest
    • Slam Dunk Contest
    • Three-Point Shoot-out
    • Timed Basketball Skills Competition
  • Wednesday, March 28: 30th Annual Boys All-American Game

The Powerade JamFest is a skills-competition evening featuring basketball players who demonstrate their skills in three crowd-entertaining ways. The slam dunk contest was first held in 1987, and a 3-point shooting challenge was added in 1989. This year, for the first time, a timed basketball skills competition was added to the schedule of events.

Contest Winners[edit]

See also[edit]

2007 McDonald's All-American Girls Game

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