2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
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1st Half 2nd Half Total
West 43 67 110
East 65 50 115
Date March 30, 2005
Arena Joyce Center
City South Bend, Indiana
MVP/MOP Josh McRoberts
Officials John Garcia
Arthur Prenell
Brad Roos
Chris Boehn
Attendance 7,660
Network ESPN
McDonald’s All-American
2004 2006 >

The 2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana, home of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 2005. The game was the 28th 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 2005 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Bend and Fort Wayne, Indiana and their Ronald McDonald House programs.

2005 Game[edit]

The game was telecast live by ESPN. At first glance, the 2005 edition of the McDonald’s All American boys team seemed to lack the “star power” of the 2003 and 2004 squads as they invaded Notre Dame’s Joyce Center in March 2005. That perception was soon put to rest as seven players were taken in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Unlike most all-star events, the 2005 McDonald’s Game was a close contest that brought much excitement to the joyce Center. The East held a hefty lead most of the game and at one point reached 22 points thanks to high flying Gerald Green (former Dallas Maverick), who led all scorers with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Game MVP Josh McRoberts (Indiana Pacers) had 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed a game high 12 rebounds. Greg Paulus had nine assists and 13 points, making 7-of-8 free throws in the final 2 minutes to help the East hang onto the 115-110 victory.

Other key contributors for the East included, shooting guards Louis Williams and Eric Devendorf (Syracuse), who recorded 14 and 13 points respectively.

The West team had several players who helped lead the charge from their 22-point deficit. Mario Chalmers (Miami Heat) led the West with a team high 20 points, five steals and five assists. Martell Webster (Portland Trail Blazers) started the game with two consecutive three-point baskets on his way to 16 points for the contest. Small forward Julian Wright (New Orleans Hornets) had a solid performance with 14 points, four assists and three rebounds.

West Roster[edit]

[1]

# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
00 Eaton, ByronByron Eaton 5-11 200 G Dallas, Texas Lincoln High School Oklahoma State
11 Ellis, MontaMonta Ellis 6-4 189 G Jackson, Mississippi Lanier High School Mississippi State[a 1]
12 Johnson, AmirAmir Johnson 6-9 215 C Westchester, California Westchester High School Louisville[a 1]
15 Chalmers, MarioMario Chalmers 6-2 180 G Anchorage, Alaska Bartlett High School Kansas
18 Zeller, LukeLuke Zeller 6-11 245 F Washington, Indiana Washington High School Notre Dame
22 Downs, MicahMicah Downs 6-8 192 F Bothell, Washington Juanita High School Kansas[a 2]
30 Wright, JulianJulian Wright 6-9 215 F Chicago Heights, Illinois Homewood-Flossmoor High School Kansas
32 Webster, MartellMartell Webster 6-7 235 G Edmonds, Washington Seattle Preparatory School Washington[a 1]
34 Miles, CalvinCalvin Miles 6-6 207 F Dallas, Texas Skyline High School Texas[a 1]
40 Brockman, JonJon Brockman 6-8 245 F Snohomish, Washington Snohomish High School Washington
42 Frasor, BobbyBobby Frasor 6-3 190 G Blue Island, Illinois Brother Rice High School North Carolina
50 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough 6-9 250 F Poplar Bluff, Missouri Poplar Bluff High School North Carolina
  1. ^ a b c d This individual never played at his chosen college, instead opting to enter the NBA draft.
  2. ^ Downs left Kansas midway through his first season of 2005–06 and transferred to Gonzaga. He left Gonzaga in 2009 for a professional career with one season of eligibility remaining.

East Roster[edit]

[1]

# Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College choice
14 Green, DannyDanny Green 6-6 205 G North Babylon, New York St. Mary's High School North Carolina
20 Paulus, GregGreg Paulus 6-2 185 G Manlius, New York Christian Brothers Academy Duke[b 1]
22 Devendorf, EricEric Devendorf 6-4 175 G Bay City, Michigan Oak Hill Academy Syracuse
24 Williams, LouisLouis Williams 6-3 185 G Snellville, Georgia South Gwinnett High School Georgia[b 2]
25 Green, GeraldGerald Green 6-8 200 F Houston, Texas Gulf Shores Academy Oklahoma State[b 2]
32 Barber, KorvotneyKorvotney Barber 6-9 230 F Manchester, Georgia Manchester High School Auburn
33 Bynum, AndrewAndrew Bynum 7-0 300 C Plainsboro St. Joseph High School Connecticut[b 2]
34 Costner, BrandonBrandon Costner 6-9 230 F Montclair, New Jersey Seton Hall Preparatory School North Carolina State
35 Hendrix, RichardRichard Hendrix 6-9 255 F Athens, Alabama Athens High School Alabama
44 McRoberts, JoshJosh McRoberts 6-10 235 F Carmel, Indiana Carmel High School Duke
50 Mitchell, TasminTasmin Mitchell 6-8 235 F Denham Springs, Louisiana Denham Springs High School LSU
52 Boateng, EricEric Boateng 6-10 240 C London, England St. Andrew's School Duke
  1. ^ After completing his eligibility at Duke, Paulus transferred to Syracuse. Because he had received a bachelor's degree from Duke, he was allowed under NCAA rules to play one season at Syracuse in another sport, and started at quarterback for the Syracuse football team in 2009.
  2. ^ a b c This individual never played at his chosen college, instead opting to enter the NBA draft.

Coaches[edit]

The West team was coached by:

The East team was coached by:

Boxscore[edit]

[1]

Visitors: West[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
11 *Monta Ellis 3/10 1/ 5 1/ 3 8 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 2 17
18 *Luke Zeller 0/ 2 0/ 0 0/ 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 15
32 *Martell Webster 6/15 2/ 7 2/ 2 16 3 3 6 1 0 0 2 2 23
42 *Bobby Frasor 0/ 4 0/ 2 2/ 4 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 14
50 *Tyler Hansbrough 4/ 7 1/ 1 6/ 6 15 6 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 21
00 Byron Eaton 2/ 3 1/ 2 2/ 8 7 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 13
12 Amir Johnson 0/ 5 0/ 0 1/ 2 1 2 5 7 4 2 1 2 1 19
15 Mario Chalmers 8/16 3/ 9 1/ 3 20 1 3 4 1 5 3 0 5 19
22 Micah Downs 3/ 5 2/ 3 0/ 0 8 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 11
30 Julian Wright 7/ 9 0/ 1 0/ 1 14 2 1 3 3 4 1 0 2 17
34 Calvin Miles 5/10 3/ 5 0/ 0 13 0 3 3 3 2 3 1 0 13
40 Jon Brockman 3/ 6 0/ 0 0/ 0 6 5 2 7 3 0 1 0 2 18
Team 1 2 3
TOTALS 41/92 13/35 15/29 110 22 28 50 27 21 13 5 17 200

Home: East[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
14 *Danny Green 2/ 6 1/ 2 2/ 2 7 1 3 4 3 2 4 1 1 18
20 *Greg Paulus 2/ 6 0/ 2 9/10 13 0 1 1 3 9 1 0 0 24
24 *Louis Williams 5/10 1/ 3 3/ 3 14 1 2 3 1 1 3 0 1 20
35 *Richard Hendrix 2/ 3 0/ 0 2/ 4 6 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 14
44 *Josh McRoberts 7/ 8 2/ 3 1/ 3 17 3 9 12 0 1 4 0 1 24
22 Eric Devendorf 4/ 9 1/ 2 4/ 6 13 2 0 2 1 3 4 0 0 18
25 Gerald Green 8/12 6/ 9 2/ 3 24 0 1 1 5 0 1 0 1 20
32 Korvotney Barber 0/ 0 0/ 0 4/ 6 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 10
33 Andrew Bynum 3/ 5 0/ 0 3/ 3 9 2 3 5 3 0 0 1 0 11
34 Brandon Costner 1/ 8 0/ 4 0/ 0 2 3 4 7 1 3 4 0 1 18
50 Tasmin Mitchell 3/ 5 0/ 0 0/ 2 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 13
52 Eric Boateng 0/ 0 0/ 0 0/ 0 0 0 6 6 1 1 2 0 0 10
Team 2 3 5
TOTALS 37/72 11/25 30/42 115 16 36 52 24 20 24 4 5 200

(* = Starting Line-up)

All-American Week[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  • Tuesday, March 29: Powerade Jamfest
    • Slam Dunk Contest
    • Three-Point Shoot-out
    • Timed Basketball Skills Competition
  • Wednesday, March 30: 28th 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]

2005 McDonald's All-American Girls Game

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