McDonald's Day One: Behanan Shines

Louisville has two future stars in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American game - PF Chane Behanan and SG Wayne Blackshear. Festivities began in Chicago Sunday, and Behanan shined during the first practice.

Louisville has two future stars in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American game - PF Chane Behanan and SG Wayne Blackshear. Festivities began in Chicago Sunday, and Behanan shined during the first practice.

Here's what Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels, who attended the practice in Chicago, said about Behanan's play.

"Some questioned his inclusion in the game, if today was any preview of the week, the naysayers will be put to rest. Despite being just 6-foot-7, the 240-pounder carves out space inside, snags boards at a high rate and fights in the paint. Behanan is at his best when he's up against the best. He proved that at NBA Camp last June, where he was MVP, and he sure looked the part on day one.

Behanan, who averaged 23 points and 14.4 rebounds as a senior for Bowling Green, should help solve Louisville's rebounding problems next season. A physical, yet skilled, power forward, Behanan, who had 27 rebounds in one game this season, is being counted on to be a major contributor for the Cardinals next season.

Behanan will play in April's Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic.


Cardinal Authority Top Stories