Kentucky's 2011 McDonald's AAs

Last season Kentucky had three McDonald's All-Americans in Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb. This season, the Wildcats have topped that number with four participants.

Last season Kentucky had three McDonald's All-Americans in Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb. This season, the Wildcats have topped that number with four participants.

Scout.com has had writers Evan Daniels and Brian Snow on site in Chicago to watch the McDonalds' All-American practices and events leading up to the game on Wednesday night.

Anthony Davis – 6-foot-10, 190, Forward – Anthony Davis is as versatile of a player as you'll see in the nation, especially at his size and that's been on display this week. "He swatted shots, recorded deflections and was a major presence. Offensively he showed an ability to step out and shoot, but also displayed terrific touch around the basket and a part of soft hands," said Evan Daniels.

Marquis Teague – 6-foot-1, 165, Guard – It's well known that Marquis Teague is as quick as they come and he's made that evident during the McDonald's practices. "His speed, hesitations and pure athleticism was on full display. He will be terrific at the pace Kentucky wants to play. He's a playmaker and that was evident during the Monday practice session," said Daniels.

Michael Gilchrist – 6-foot-6, 190, Forward – Michael Gilchrist has shown his versatility quite a bit during the McDonald's practices. "At the rim he's tough to handle, as he uses his length and he's much stronger than he appears. He's a fun prospect to watch because of his motor, energy and attitude on the court," said Daniels.

Kyle Wiltjer – 6-foot-9, 225, Forward/Center – Kyle Wiltjer is another talented post prospect who can not only score from the inside, but also from the outside. "Wiltjer has an "old man's" game. He has running hooks, a terrific looking jump shot and a number of low post moves. This was arguably the best we've seen of him," Daniels said. Wiltjer also won the three-point contest.


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