McDonald's All-American Grades

<b>Josh McRoberts</b> was named MVP at the McDonald's All-American Game in South Bend, Ind., Wednesday, but he wasn't the only star to shine bright. Find out who excelled, who struggled and who didn't log enough minutes to make an impact as we conclude our coverage by handing out grades for all 24 players.



East All-Stars

Josh McRoberts
Carmel (Carmel, Ind.)

Three simple letters — M-V-P — should tell you just how good McRoberts was. He scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 12 boards to lead the East team to the win. He had several powerful dunks, shot from the outside and even showed a solid passing touch. Although he insists he's going to Duke no matter what, McRoberts' performance showed he could be ready for the NBA.

GRADE: A


Gerald Green
Gulf Shores Academy (Houston, Texas)

Can you say lottery? Green might have played his way right into the NBA Draft, even though he claims he's going to Oklahoma State. But by scoring a game-high 24 points and hitting 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, Green demonstrated an all-around offensive game. In fact, he could have easily been named game MVP. He only grabbed one board and had five fouls, though, showing he still has room for improvement.

GRADE: A


Greg Paulus
Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.)

One word — clutch. Paulus scored 13 points and handed out nine assists while giving up only one turnover. He was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line and hit five free throws in the closing two minutes to seal the victory for his team. Paulus found future college teammate McRoberts open for several dunks, giving Duke fans something to look forward to.

GRADE: A


Danny Green
St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.)

Green's line of seven points, four rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot and one steal isn't exactly breathtaking. But Green seems to be the type of player who makes plays when his team needs them most. The North Carolina recruit demonstrated a nose for the ball and one of the highest basketball IQs on the floor.

GRADE: B+


Tasmin Mitchell
Denham Springs (Denham Springs, La.)

Mitchell surprisingly logged only 13 minutes of playing time but made the most of it. The LSU-bound forward was 3-of-5 shooting for six points and grabbed three rebounds. Even more impressive was his attitude. Despite spending most of the night on the bench, Mitchell didn't mope. Instead, he was a model teammate who cheered on his teammates in a classy manner.

GRADE: B


Eric Devendorf
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)

Devendorf followed up his Roundball Classic MVP performance with an adequate showing at the McDonald's game. The Syracuse recruit recorded 13 points and had three assists in 18 minutes. He also had four turnovers.

GRADE: B


Louis Williams
South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.)

A legit NBA prospect, Williams had a solid line of 14 points and three rebounds. He shot 5-of-10 from the floor while showing a complete offensive game. He did miss a high-flying one-handed dunk attempt but still had a respectable offensive performance and outplayed Lanier (Jackson, Miss.) guard Monta Ellis.

GRADE: B


Andrew Bynum
St. Joseph (Metuchen, N.J.)

In just 11 minutes, Bynum managed to score nine points and grab five boards. The UConn-bound center was a load to handle down low and demonstrated remarkable athleticism for a player his size. He had three fouls despite his limited playing time.

GRADE: B


Richard Hendrix
Athens (Athens, Ala.)

Even though all-star games aren't ideal for bruising power forwards such as Hendrix to shine, he still managed to do OK for himself. The Alabama recruit scored six points, grabbed four boards and blocked two shots while logging just 14 minutes.

GRADE: B


Korvotney Barber
Manchester (Manchester, Ga.)

Barber played only 10 minutes, scoring four points and grabbing one rebound. He did nothing spectacular but showed enough athleticism to excite Auburn fans.

GRADE: C+


Brandon Costner
Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.)

With a 1-for-8 shooting night, it's obvious Costner wasn't at his best. But the North Carolina State-bound forward made up for his offensive struggles by grabbing seven boards. He also had three assists.

GRADE: C+


Eric Boateng
St. Andrew's (Middletown, Del.)

Unlike fellow Duke recruits Paulus and McRoberts, Boateng had an unspectacular night. He was the only player in the entire game to not take a shot of any kind. Needless to say, he didn't score. Boateng did manage to grab six rebounds and hand out an assist in just 10 minutes.

GRADE: C


West All-Stars

Mario Chalmers
Bartlett (Anchorage, Alaska)

After a miserable first half, in which he shot just 1-for-6 from the field, Chalmers was the best player on the floor during the second half. The Kansas-bound point guard scored 18 points after halftime as the West team came back from what was once a 27-point deficit. Chalmers finished the game with 20 points, five steals and five assists.

GRADE: A–


Tyler Hansbrough
Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff, Mo.)

Next to game MVP Josh McRoberts, Hansbrough was the most impressive inside player on the floor. The North Carolina recruit scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Although many of his points came on dunks, he showed his range by knocking down his only 3-point attempt. He also hit all six of his free-throw attempts.

GRADE: A–


Martell Webster
Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.)

After scoring the West team's first eight points, Webster cooled down. Still, he had a solid game overall. Webster, who has signed with Washington but could go pro, finished with 16 points, six boards, two blocks and two steals. His shooting was streaky but deadly at times.

GRADE: B+


Julian Wright
Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor, Ill.)

In addition to pulling off two of the best dunks of the game, Wright showed a complete offensive game. He scored on several mid-range jumpers and had four assists. He also recorded three rebounds and two steals. The Kansas recruit was one of the best all-around performers on the floor.

GRADE: B+


C.J. Miles
Skyline (Dallas, Texas)

Miles scored 13 points and showed a wide variety of offensive skills. He hit from the outside three times, scored inside and showed a solid mid-range game. The Texas-bound Miles also blocked one shot and had three boards in just 13 minutes.

GRADE: B+


Jon Brockman
Snohomish (Snohomish, Wash.)

Brockman played a solid 18 minutes, scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds. He was tough to guard inside and displayed a tenacious post game. The Washington recruit also had two steals.

GRADE: B


Micah Downs
Juanita (Kirkland, Wash.)

Downs played only 11 minutes but made the most of his time on the floor. The Kansas-bound forward scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting and was one of the most athletic players out there. After the game he said he was disappointed in his playing time, or lack thereof.

GRADE: B


Monta Ellis
Lanier (Jackson, Miss.)

Ellis didn't have the coming-out party many thought he would. A threat to go straight to the NBA, Ellis shot an unimpressive 3-of-10 from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc while scoring only eight points. The Mississippi State recruit did, however, pull down four rebounds and hand out two assists.

GRADE: B–


Byron Eaton
Lincoln (Dallas, Texas)

Eaton made the most of his 13 minutes of playing time, scoring seven points, handing out three assists and recording two steals. However, some glaring weaknesses were apparent. Although the Oklahoma State recruit was able to use his strength to get to the hoop, he had trouble finishing. He also shot just 2-of-8 from the free-throw line.

GRADE: B–


Amir Johnson
Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Although he grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots, Johnson looked lost at times on offense. The Louisville recruit scored just one point and went 0-for-5 from the floor while garnering four fouls in 19 minutes.

GRADE: C+


Bobby Frasor
Brother Rice (Chicago, Ill.)

In 14 minutes on the floor, Frasor went 0-of-4 shooting and hit 2-of-4 free throws for a total of two points. He grabbed one board and had no assists. Duke-bound point guard Greg Paulus got the better of Frasor when the two matched up. But as a North Carolina recruit, Frasor will have ample opportunities to get even with Paulus.

GRADE: C


Luke Zeller
Washington (Washington, Ind.)

Playing in front of his soon-to-be homecourt fans at Notre Dame, Zeller had a disappointing performance. He was held scoreless on 0-of-2 shooting and grabbed just two rebounds in 15 minutes.

GRADE: C