McD: Tuesday Practice Report

MILWAUKEE --- Practice for the McDonald's All-American game continued on Tuesday, with Ed Davis taking the day off. Larry Drew and Tyler Zeller were both active and put together solid outings.

Unfortunately for Davis, he was unable to participate in practice today because of a stomach virus. The 6-foot-9 big man starting feeling bad Tuesday morning and opted to take a day off in hopes of being ready for Wednesday night.

While Davis was taking it easy, his future teammates were battling on the court. Drew put together another solid outing against the talented West guards. He went up against Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday and Malcolm Lee most of the practice and he certainly held his own.

The 6-foot lead man attacked the basket and hit a handful of three-pointers during the two-hour practice session. Drew has a great feel for the game and handles the ball very well. He was tough to stop going to the basket today, however he struggled to finish on a few occasions.

Drew will be running with the second group during the game and will match up against the East points guards - Kemba Walker, Mike Rosario and Elliot Williams. Running with the West's second team alongside Drew will be Scotty Hopson, Malcolm Lee, Luke Babbitt and Michael Dunigan.

While Drew was practicing with the West team, Zeller was a court over going at it with the East big men. Not known as a banger, Zeller continued to get buckets off of run outs and face up jumpers.

The 7-footer also goes about his business in an impressive manner, as he's quiet on the court and plays hard. Zeller still struggles with bigger and more physical players, but his length negates that at times. He's expected to add weight and muscle to his frame before he gets to Carolina.

In the game on Wednesday, Zeller will match up with Ohio State signee B.J. Mullens. The 7-foot-1 big man is much bigger than Zeller and the two have contrasting styles, so it should be an entertaining match up that pits Mullens' strength against Zellers mobility and skill.

The practice sessions are now complete. The players attended Tuesday evening's banquet to receive their McDonald's All-American rings and then will get ready for Wednesday night's 9:30 EST showdown on national television.

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