Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Brandon Ashley (10) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Time: 6:30 p.m. PST
For many of us folks without a free-flowing supply of cash or plane tickets to ship out every week and see high school prospects perform at AAU tournaments, the 2012 McDonald's All-American game will be the first chance to see Arizona Wildcats commitments Brandon Ashley and Grant Jerrett in action.
Rivals.com basketball recruiting gurus Jerry Meyer and Eric Bossi said in this chat that Jerrett had actually been outplaying Ashley, who has appeared lost through the West team's practices. Bossi added that Jerrett is making up for his thin frame -- that's been one 'knock' on him if you can call it that -- with a very aggressive style of play, and he'd consider moving the 6-foot-9, 210 pound forward up to five-star status.
For roster breakdowns and some more links, check out the jump.
- Rivals.com 2012 McDonald's All-American roster breakdown
- Rivals' game preview
- Bruce Pascoe's story from Chicago on how Jerrett and Ashley might be the "right guys" to play team basketball.
- Pascoe's Seen and Heard piece, taking us into the events and functions that the players are going through before tonight's game.