Roundball Classic – West 118, East 102

The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars at the United Center in Chicago today by a score of 118-102 at the Original Roundball Classic in a showcase of future college basketball talent.

Four future Ohio State Buckeyes lead the way for the West team. Seven foot center Greg Oden from Indianapolis led all scorers and rebounders with 21 points and 11 boards. Daequan Cook contributed 18 points, while David Lighty chipped in with 14. Michael Conley II dished out 13 assists and scored seven.

In all, seven players finished in double figures for the West team. Lance Thomas, who is considered Rutgers and Duke, added 13 points. Patrick Beverley from Chicago Marshall contributed 13 on six of 12 shooting, while Damion James racked up 10 points.

Cook and Oden were named the Most Valuable Players for the West team.

The MVP's for the East were Derrick Caracter who is headed to Louisville and future North Carolina Tar Heel Alex Stepheson. Four players finished in double figures for the East. Caracter led the team with 16 points, while Stepheson added 15. Earl Clark who is also is going to Louisville scored 15 points. Future UConn Huskie Curtis Kelly chimed in with 14. Eugene Harvey led the East team with 10 assists; Harvey is undecided. Bryan Davis, a Texas A&M commit, had 15 points.

Future DePaul Blue Demon Will Walker, playing in front of the hometown crowd, scored eight on four of 13 shooting from the field. The 6-0 point guard from Bolingbrook High collected five rebounds, two steals, and four assists coming off the bench. Walker played 22 minutes.

"It feels good to be out there in front of some of the fans that haven't been able to see me yet, to show them I'm not just a scorer, to control tempo, and get my teammates involved too," said Walker. "I want to show them I'm a solid point guard player."

Despite the outcome for the East, Walker seemed satisfied with his play. "I feel good about (my performance). I played good throughout the week. I'm not happy that we lost. I'm never happy when we lose."

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