McDonald's All-American Game 2013: Big-Name Players Who'll Steal the Show

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIApril 3, 2013

The McDonald's All-American Game is arguably the biggest event in high school basketball as the best in the business get to show off just what they can do.

With many stars already committing their futures to certain colleges, they won't necessarily be playing in this game for college scouts. However, they may well be playing for their prospective careers in the NBA and for those that haven't committed, they'll be playing for their future next season.

All the big names in high school basketball will be lining up on Wednesday night for the chance to show off just what they can do. And like always, there'll be certain stars and big-name players whose performances end up stealing the show.

Read on to see which players will do just that in 2013. 


Julius Randle, East

Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the country (per 247 Sports), Julius Randle is a phenomenal athlete who can dominate his opponents inside seemingly at will.

The Kentucky recruit is a pure scorer who can also chalk up big rebound and block totals as well, and with a strong support cast around him, should see plenty of ball come his way throughout this one—which can only mean big things for Randle.

The 6’9” power forward is a unique talent given his sublime passing skills, athleticism and ability to shoot the ball well from outside the key as well as dominate inside of it, and he'll show just how good he's going to be for the Wildcats next year with a big game here.


Andrew Wiggins, East

Even in a game that features the best players in the country, No. 1 recruit Andrew Wiggins stands out as the must-watch star of this year's game. 

After all, he was the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year for a reason—averaging 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.5 assists.

Wiggins can play like a point guard or a power forward depending on what his team needs, and he'll surely show all of those skills in this one. He can also do the same on defense—covering at whatever position needs covering—and will no doubt showcase his full range here.

Yet to commit to a college next season, Wiggins could well use this game as the launching point for what would be an incredible career in basketball. 

Look for him to be the leading scorer in this one, and the biggest talking point of all.


Andrew Harrison, West

With a number of dominant big men in the McDonald's All-American game this year, Andrew Harrison stands out as the top guard to keep an eye on.

Harrison is the No. 4 recruit at the moment, but showcases a phenomenal shooting ability that will no doubt serve him, and his future Kentucky teammates, very well. Especially given his size—being the biggest point guard in high school basketball and college basketball.

The future Wildcats star is a natural playmaker who showcases great ability to get the best out of his teammates. He is strong under contact, and is more than capable of lighting up on offense when he has the opportunity to do so.

Look for Harrison to be somewhat of a surprise star here given all the dominant big men, but one that certainly steals the show on the night.


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