2004 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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2004 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
Date March 31, 2004
Arena Ford Center
City Oklahoma City, OK
MVP/MOP Dwight Howard,
J.R. Smith
Officials 1
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Attendance 14,402
Network ESPN
McDonald’s All-American
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The 2004 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, home of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 2004. The game was the 27th 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 2004 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games went to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) of Oklahoma and its Ronald McDonald House® program.

2004 game[edit]

The game was telecast live by ESPN. In the games first appearance in the state of Oklahoma, the 14,424 in attendance were treated to a high scoring affair which featured seven NBA first round draft picks.

The East broke out to an early lead with their impressive inside-outside game. Five East Team players scored in double figures, led by J.R. Smith’s (Denver Nuggets) game high 25 points. J.R. excited the crowd on numerous occasions with his high flying dunks and long distance jumpers. The East also saw a solid contribution from Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), who amassed 19 points and eight rebounds. J.R. and Dwight shared the John R. Wooden Most Valuable Player Award. The East controlled the second half of the game, in route to their 126-96 victory.

Other key contributors for the East included, power forward Al Jefferson (Boston Celtics), who recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds, and swingman Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies), who put up 10 points and four assists. Point guard Sebastian Telfair (Boston Celtics), dished out a game high 11 assists and Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics), had 14 points and four assists.

The West Team had several outstanding players who shared the spotlight. DeMarcus Nelson led the West with 22 points and five rebounds. High school teammates from Detroit, Joe Crawford (Kentucky) and Malik Hairston (Oregon) contributed 15 and 11 points respectively, while 6’11 center and first round draft pick Robert Swift (Oklahoma City Thunder) added 10 points and five rebounds.

East roster[edit]

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No. Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College of Choice
1 Corey Brewer 6-8 187 F Portland, TN, U.S. Portland Florida
2 J.R. Smith 6-6 220 G / F Newark, NJ, U.S. St. Benedict's Prep School North Carolina (Did Not Attend)
3 D.J. White 6-9 230 F Tuscaloosa, AL, U.S. Hillcrest Indiana
4 Rajon Rondo 6-2 175 G Mouth of Wilson, VA, U.S. Oak Hill Academy Kentucky
12 Dwight Howard 6-10 225 C Atlanta, GA, U.S. Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy Did Not Attend
21 Randolph Morris 7-0 270 F / C Fairburn, GA, U.S. Landmark Christian School Kentucky
22 Rudy Gay 6-9 215 G / F Severn, MD, U.S. Archbishop Spalding Connecticut
25 Al Jefferson 6-10 265 F / C Prentiss, MS, U.S. Prentiss Arkansas (Did Not Attend)
31 Sebastian Telfair 6-0 165 G Brooklyn, NY, U.S. Lincoln Louisville (Did Not Attend)
35 Darius Washington, Jr. 6-2 180 G Orlando, FL, U.S. Edgewater Memphis
40 Mike Williams 6-9 230 F Camden, AL, U.S. Wilcox Central Texas
42 Josh Smith 6-9 215 F Powder Springs, GA, U.S. Oak Hill Academy Indiana (Did Not Attend)

West roster[edit]

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No. Name Height Weight Position Hometown High school College of Choice
1 Jordan Farmar 6-2 170 G Woodland Hills, CA, U.S. Taft UCLA
2 Malik Hairston 6-6 200 G Detroit, MI, U.S. Renaissance Oregon
4 Arron Afflalo 6-5 200 G Compton, CA, U.S. Centennial UCLA
12 LaMarcus Aldridge 7-0 235 F Seagoville, TX, U.S. Seagoville Texas
14 Shaun Livingston 6-7 175 G Peoria, IL, U.S. Peoria Central Duke (Did Not Attend)
15 Jawann McClellan 6-5 205 G Houston, TX, U.S. Charles H. Milby Arizona
20 DeMarcus Nelson 6-4 210 G Sacramento, CA, U.S. Sheldon Duke
21 Marvin Williams, Jr. 6-9 220 F Bremerton, WA, U.S. Bremerton North Carolina
22 Daniel Gibson 6-3 205 G Houston, TX, U.S. Jones Texas
31 Robert Swift 6-11 245 C Bakersfield, CA, U.S. Bakersfield USC (Did Not Attend)
32 Joe Crawford 6-4 210 G Detroit, MI, U.S. Renaissance Kentucky
34 Glen Davis 6-8 325 F Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. University Lab School LSU

Coaches[edit]

The East team was coached by:

The West team was coached by:

Boxscore[edit]

Visitors: East[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
1 Brewer, Corey 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 1 3 4 1 2 4 0 1 15
2 *Smith, J.R. 10-16 5-11 0-0 35 1 3 4 1 5 2 0 2 20
3 White, D.J. 1-3 0-0 5-6 7 2 3 5 1 1 1 2 0 17
4 Rondo, Rajon 7-10 0-1 0-0 14 1 3 4 0 4 3 0 2 15
12 *Howard, Dwight 9-13 1-2 0-1 21 3 5 8 2 1 2 0 0 16
21 Morris, Randolph 3-4 0-0 2-3 8 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 2 18
22 *Gay, Rudy 4-7 2-4 0-0 14 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 15
25 *Jefferson, Al 8-12 0-0 0-1 16 5 6 11 1 1 1 2 1 16
31 *Telfair, Sebastian 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 3 3 5 11 4 0 1 20
35 Washington, Darius 4-10 1-3 0-0 11 0 1 1 1 3 7 0 2 15
40 Williams, Mike 2-3 1-2 3-4 10 0 4 4 2 1 2 0 0 14
42 Smith, Josh 3-7 1-3 0-0 9 0 4 4 4 0 1 1 1 19
TEAM 1 1
Totals 52-87 11-26 11-17 148 16 39 55 19 33 28 8 12 200

Home: West[edit]

## Player FGM/A 3PM/A FTM/A Points Off Reb Def Reb Tot Reb PF Ast TO BS ST Min
1 Farmer, Jordan 3-6 0-2 0-0 6 0 1 1 2 3 4 0 7 19
2 *Hairston, Malik 5-10 1-4 0-0 13 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 1 22
4 *Afflalo, Arron 1-7 0-6 1-2 3 2 2 4 1 1 4 0 1 17
12 Aldridge, LaMarcus 2-4 0-0 1-2 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 11
14 *Livingston, Shaun 0-4 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 2 15
15 McClellan, Jawann 0-6 0-2 3-4 3 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 2 16
20 Nelson, DeMarcus 9-15 0-3 4-6 22 3 2 5 2 2 2 0 2 14
21 *Williams, Marvin 1-6 1-2 0-0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17
22 Gibson, Daniel 3-8 2-6 0-0 12 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 16
31 *Swift, Robert 4-7 0-0 2-6 10 3 2 5 4 0 3 1 0 19
32 Crawford, Joe 6-12 1-1 2-4 17 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 2 17
34 Davis, Glen 4-9 0-1 1-2 9 5 4 9 1 1 1 0 2 17
TEAM 3 3 6
Totals 38-94 5-27 15-28 106 22 22 44 14 16 19 2 22 200

(* = Starting Line-up)

All-American Week[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  • Monday, March 29: Powerade JamFest
    • Slam Dunk Contest
    • Three-Point Shoot-out
  • Wednesday, March 31: 27th Annual Boys All-American Game

The Powerade JamFest is a skills-competition evening featuring basketball players who demonstrate their skills in two crowd-entertaining ways. The slam dunk contest was first held in 1987, and a 3-point shooting challenge was added in 1989.

Contest winners[edit]

  • The 2004 Powerade Slam Dunk contest was won by a member of the women's team, Candace Parker. This was only the second time a woman has participated in the slam dunk competition, and the first time a woman won the contest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 

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