"I made some friends I think I could keep for a lifetime."
One of those may be future teammate David Padgett. David was unable to play in the McDonalds All American game due to injury, but was there for the festivities.
"David is my boy," exclaimed Giddens. "We'd hang out. On the bus we would sit together and tell people it was the KU section."
Giddens had a few spectacular dunks in the Powerade Jam Fest, but was unable to finish the competition after re-injuring his foot. That did not stop Giddens from playing in the game the following evening. The West team featured Giddens as well as past Kansas recruits Kris Humphries, Shannon Brown, and Brian Butch.
"I didn't want to be selfish," said Giddens. "But I also was like, hey, I want an opportunity to show what I can do."
Giddens showed enough, scoring 16 points including two three point shots. He tossed in 7 rebounds and 2 assists for good measure.
The hamburger game was not the end of Giddens' all-star invitations. Giddens will leave for DC this Sunday to participate in the Jordan Capital Classic. The game will be held on Thursday at the MCI Center.
This past Sunday Giddens was also named to the High School All American third team by Parade.
"I was a little surprised I was only third team," admitted Giddens. "But it is all good."
"When we get to our individual colleges, we will see what we do at that level."
Kansas fans are eager to discover exactly what Giddens can do as well.