McD A-A: Day 2 Practice Report

CHICAGO --- The McDonald's practices resumed Monday at the ATTACK Center. North Carolina signees P.J. Hairston and James McAdoo did a number of team drills and went through an intrasquad scrimmage.

* McAdoo continues to impress with his ability to run the floor and finish above the rim. He's one of the most athletic post prospects in the class and his incredible bounce that will enable him to help in Chapel Hill right away.

* Also impressive is McAdoo's improved skill. His jumper continues to look good and his confidence shooting from 18-feet is at a high. It's going to be tough for the Carolina coaches to keep him off the floor.

* The 2011 class is top heavy. There are a lot of very talented prospects at the top. In a sense, McAdoo may be slightly underrated. Sure he's rated as the No. 7 prospect, but he'd be higher in a more balance class. Observers agree, he's got NBA talent.

* Overall McAdoo has been as impressive as any big man here. He has the physical tools and with the way his skill set is developing, the sky is the limit. As a prospect, his ceiling is quite high.

* Bishop O'Connell coach Joe Wooten ran the East squad's practice session on Day 1. When asked about P.J. Hairston he said he was impressed with how aggressive he was attacking the glass and rebounding.

* Hairston's shooting ability has been well documented and he's certainly going to have an impact shooting the basketball at Carolina. But he seems more comfortable than in the past going off the bounce for buckets.

*The East squad has their hands full. It'll be interesting how they opt to guard the West team, who has quicker and more athletic wings. The East does have the better shooters (Hairston, Caldwell-Pope and Beal).

* Of all the praise being doled out from one All-American to another, the high compliments from the Duke signees about the future Tar Heels stood out. Perhaps the true rivalry waits for college.

Duke-bound Austin Rivers and Quinn Cook went as far to say that they wish McAdoo was going to be playing alongside them in the future.

"James McAdoo is a player that you always want on your team," Rivers said. "He does a little bit of everything. James rebounds, he passes and he scores. He does all the little things that help team win. That's why every AAU team he's been on wins. That's a guy you always want on your team."

"I like McAdoo," he added. "I wish he would have committed to Duke because he's a great player."

Cook, who played with McAdoo at USA Basketball, echoed Rivers' thoughts.

"I've had the privilege of playing with him for two years. He's one of the best players I've ever played with. He works hard. He talks. He's a leader. He's a competitor. He just doesn't want to lose. I wish he was coming to Duke because I've had a lot of success playing with him."

It's clear that Hairston has the Duke signees attention as well.

"P.J. is a great player," Rivers said. "He's strong. He has very long range and he can shoot the heck out of the ball. He's starting to put it on the floor a little bit more. He's starting to put everything together. He's a great player as well."

"He's a scorer," Cook added. "He can score at will. He can bang you down low. He can dunk on you because he's athletic. He's just a scorer and if you leave him open he's going to make it."

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