2009 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2009 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
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1st Half 2nd Half Total
West 63 47 110
East 55 58 113
Date April 1, 2009
Arena BankUnited Center
City Coral Gables, Florida
MVP/MOP Derrick Favors
Officials Carl Bullard
Freddie Williams
Frank Raposo
Attendance 5,981
Network ESPN
McDonald's All-American

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The 2009 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida, home of the University of Miami Hurricanes. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly-recruited high school boys graduating in 2009. The game was the 32nd 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 2009 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida and its Ronald McDonald House program.[1]

2009 Game[edit]

The 2009 game was held at the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. The game was played on April 1, 2009 and was nationally televised on ESPN.[2] The All American Boys treated nearly 6,000 fans to one of the best All American Games in recent history. The high scoring, back-and-forth game kept everyone on the edge of their seats. It wasn’t until Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech) slammed home an alley oop pass from Lance Stephenson, with just 40 seconds remaining, that the East Team felt in control.

Top contributors to the East victory were John R. Wooden MVP Award winner Derrick Favors, with 19 points and eight rebounds, and Dante Taylor (Pittsburgh), with 15 points and six rebounds. Lance Stephenson added a solid performance that consisted of 12 points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals. Peyton Siva (Louisville) put his name in the record books, as he compiled nine assists.

The West Team used a balanced offensive attack that resulted with six players scoring in double figures. Keith Gallon (Oklahoma) was the top performer for the West Squad in both points (20) and rebounds (7), while Naismith Sportsmanship Award winner Avery Bradley, Jr. (Texas) tallied 15 points and six rebounds. John Henson (North Carolina) shot an incredible 70% from the field, which led to 14 points.

The East Team came back from an eight point halftime deficit, due in large part to strong second half shooting (60%) and a 19 point advantage from their bench players. The 113-110 victory increases the East’s lead to 18-14 in the overall series.

2009 West Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
1 Renardo Sidney 6-10 250 F Los Angeles, California Fairfax High School Mississippi State
3 Abdul Gaddy 6-3 183 G Tacoma, Washington Bellarmine Prep Washington
5 Tommy Mason-Griffin 5-11 192 G Houston, Texas James Madison High School Oklahoma
11 Avery Bradley Jr. 6-3 180 G Puyallup, Washington Findlay Prep Texas
12 David Wear 6-10 225 F Huntington Beach, California Mater Dei High School North Carolina
13 Xavier Henry 6-6 225 G Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Putnam City High School Kansas
21 Michael Snaer 6-5 200 G Moreno Valley, California Rancho Verde High School Florida State
22 John Henson 6-10 200 F Odessa, Florida Sickles High School North Carolina
24 Travis Wear 6-10 230 F Huntington Beach, California Mater Dei High School North Carolina
31 Keith Gallon 6-9 293 C Huffman, Texas Oak Hill Academy Oklahoma
32 Mason Plumlee 6-11 220 C Winona Lake, Indiana Christ School Duke
33 Wally Judge 6-9 230 F Landover, Maryland Arlington Country Day School Kansas State

2009 East Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
1 Lance Stephenson 6-6 220 G Brooklyn, New York Lincoln High School Cincinnati
2 Maalik Wayns 6-1 185 G Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Roman Catholic High School Villanova
4 Ryan Kelly 6-8 217 F Raleigh, North Carolina Ravenscroft School Duke
7 Dexter Strickland 6-3 180 G Rahway, New Jersey St. Patrick High School North Carolina
11 Dante Taylor 6-9 230 F White Plains, New York National Christian Academy Pittsburgh
13 Kenny Boynton, Jr. 6-3 190 G Pompano Beach, Florida American Heritage School Florida
15 DeMarcus Cousins 6-10 265 C Mobile, Alabama LeFlore Magnet High School Kentucky
24 Milton Jennings 6-9 215 F Summerville, South Carolina Pinewood Preparatory School Clemson
30 Peyton Siva 6-0 175 G Seattle, Washington Franklin High School Louisville
32 Dominic Cheek 6-6 185 G Jersey City, New Jersey St. Anthony High School Villanova
33 Alex Oriakhi 6-9 240 C Lowell, Massachusetts Tilton School UConn[a 1]
34 Derrick Favors 6-9 225 C Atlanta, Georgia South Atlanta High School Georgia Tech
  1. ^ Oriakhi left Connecticut after his junior season of 2011–12, once the NCAA announced that UConn would be barred from the 2013 NCAA tournament due to academic sanctions. Since the postseason ban covered his final season of eligibility, he was allowed to transfer to another Division I school without sitting out a season, and played his final college season of 2012–13 at Missouri.

Coaches[edit]

The West team was coached by:

The East team was coached by:

Boxscore[edit]

Visitors: West[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
1 *Renardo Sidney 5/14 1/ 3 0/ 0 11 2 4 6 2 3 0 1 0 17
3 *Abdul Gaddy Jr. 3/ 9 0/ 3 0/ 2 6 3 1 4 2 2 3 1 1 20
11 *Avery Bradley Jr. 6/10 1/ 2 2/ 3 15 3 3 6 2 1 2 0 2 23
13 *Xavier Henry 5/11 3/ 6 1/ 3 14 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 2 23
22 *John Henson 7/10 0/ 0 0/ 0 14 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 16
5 Tommy Mason-Griffin 2/11 1/ 6 0/ 0 5 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 20
12 David Wear 0/ 2 0/ 1 0/ 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 14
21 Michael Snaer 6/ 9 0/ 2 1/ 2 13 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 17
24 Travis Wear 3/ 5 0/ 0 0/ 0 6 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 11
31 Keith Gallon 8/11 1/ 1 3/ 3 20 1 6 7 3 0 1 0 1 21
32 Mason Plumlee 3/ 8 0/ 2 0/ 0 6 1 3 4 3 2 1 2 1 18
33 Wally Judge
Team 4 3 7
TOTALS 48/100 7/26 7/13 110 17 32 49 18 20 15 7 9 200

Home: East[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
1 *Lance Stephenson 6/11 0/ 2 0/ 2 12 0 4 4 5 6 6 0 3 23
2 *Maalik Wayns 2/ 6 0/ 1 1/ 1 5 0 1 1 0 7 1 0 0 18
4 *Ryan Kelly 3/ 6 0/ 1 0/ 0 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 13
7 *Dexter Strickland 0/ 4 0/ 2 2/ 2 2 0 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 15
34 *Derrick Favors 9/13 0/ 0 1/ 3 19 4 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 18
11 Dante Taylor 6/11 0/ 0 3/ 3 15 3 3 6 1 2 1 1 1 15
13 Kenny Boynton Jr. 4/11 0/ 4 2/ 3 10 1 3 4 1 3 2 0 0 20
15 DeMarcus Cousins 6/ 9 1/ 2 1/ 4 14 3 5 8 2 1 2 1 0 17
24 Milton Jennings 2/ 3 0/ 0 0/ 0 4 0 4 4 0 0 1 1 1 14
30 Peyton Siva 3/ 5 0/ 1 0/ 0 6 0 3 3 0 9 3 0 1 19
32 Dominic Cheek 6/ 8 2/ 2 1/ 5 15 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 14
33 Alex Oriakhi 1/ 3 0/ 0 3/ 5 5 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 1 14
Team 1 3 4
TOTALS 48/90 3/15 14/28 113 15 40 55 15 30 17 6 8 200

(* = Starting Line-up)

All-American Week[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  • Tuesday, March 31: Powerade Jamfest
    • Slam Dunk Contest
    • Three-Point Shoot-out
    • Timed Basketball Skills Competition
  • Wednesday, April 1: 32nd 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]

  • The inaugural winner of the basketball skills competition was Dante Taylor.[3]

See also[edit]

2009 McDonald's All-American Girls Game

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