Lamb, Selby and McCallum impressive during week of McDonald’s gameby Javier Morales on Apr. 01, 2010, under Sports
Some general media reactions surrounding Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American Game at Columbus, Ohio:
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>>UCLA can promise Manhattan (N.Y.) Rice High School forward Kadeem Jack — another UA target — that he can return to New York City to play for the Bruins against St. John’s and new coach Steve Lavin.
- Joel Steiner of NBADraft.net reports: Somebody needs to make a strong push to get physically gifted Josh Selby because he could be the difference maker on a team that needs a point guard. Selby, a 6-1 point guard from Baltimore Lake County, finished with 13 points, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes for the East in its 107-104 loss to the West.
- Former UA standouts Jerryd Bayless and Chase Budinger are two of 62 McDonald’s All-Americans the last five years to advance to the NBA.
- With five current Kentucky players reportedly on their way out to potentially the NBA, what does that do to the undecideds in the Class of 2010? Selby and Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill combo guard Doron Lamb are considering John Calipari’s program in addition to Arizona.
- Calipari is letting it be known that he must reload next season to the tune of possibly six new players.
- ESPN recruiting reporter Reggie Rankin heard this week during the McDonald’s workouts that Selby is leaning toward Kansas. He also reports that NBA scouts like the way he can score.
- Detroit Country Day school point guard Ray McCallum, who reportedly has narrowed his choices to Detroit (where his father coaches) and Arizona, was graded as one of the best coaches on the floor, according to Rankin.
- Rankin, recently an assistant coach at Dayton, suggests West Virginia is closing strong on Lamb because of its influence of New York-area players.
- McCallum reiterates that his father, Ray McCallum Sr., is not pressuring his decision one way or the other. McCallum Jr. averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists for Country Day, which produced past McDonald’s All-Americans Chris Webber and Shane Battier.
- The Detroit media has begun to make pleas for McCallum to announce he will sign to play for his father. McCallum’s itinerary includes an April 11 date in Louisville for the Derby Festival Classic. The spring signing period begins three days after that. He will announce his choice on that day.