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2011 ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP Table of Contents Welcome .......................................... 1 About the Event............................. 2-3 North Team ................................... 4-6 Head Coach Lou Adams, Ast. Coach Craig Brownson, Ast. Coach Cortez Hale, Tracy Abrams, Ryan Boatright ......................... 4 Kevin Ferrell, Gary Harris, Mycheal Henry, Hanner Mosquera-Perea ................................. 5 Chasson Randle, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Sam Thompson, B.J. Young ............................ 6

April 3, 2011 M.O. Campbell Center Houston, Texas Doubleheader – 2pm CT North Team vs. South Team East Team vs. West Team

South Team................................... 7-9 Head Coach Isaac Pitts, Ast. Coach Wayne Jones, Tyler Adams, Robert Carter.........7 Rodney Hood, Ky Madden, Dai-Jon Parker, Tony Parker .....................................................8 Sir’Dominic Pointer, Levi Randolph, Julian Royal, Josiah Turner...............................9

Team Rosters ............................ 10-11 East Team ................................. 12-14 Head Coach Jason Smith, Ast. Coach Ronnie Courtney, Dajuan Coleman, Michael Gbinije, Maurice Harkless .................12 Jabarie Hinds, Desmond Hubert, Tyrone Johnson, Myles Mack .........................13 Alex Murphy, LaQuinton Ross, JaKarr Sampson, Naadir Tharpe.....................14

West Team ................................ 15-17 Head Coach Greg Wise, Ast. Coach Royce Huseman, Ryan Anderson, Shaquille Cleare .............................................15 Perry Ellis, D’Angelo Harrison, Julien Lewis, Shabazz Muhammad .....................................16 Norman Powell, Cameron Ridley, L.J. Rose, Rasheed Sulaimon .........................................17

2012: New Orleans......................... 19 Autographs .................................... 20

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WELCOME Dear Basketball Fans: Welcome to the inaugural All-American Championship! Our goal from the start has been to provide avid fans of college basketball the chance to see the next generation of All-Americans in person. We believe we have done just that. The players you are going to see today have committed to play for some of the nation’s elite college basketball programs – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Rutgers, St. John’s, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Villanova, and West Virginia. They represent the best that high school basketball has to offer. I would be remiss if I did not offer gratitude to our selection committee - Paul Biancardi (ESPN.com), Eric Bossi (Rivals.com), Frank Burlison (Long Beach Press-Telegram), Evan Daniels (Scout.com), Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop), Joel Francisco (ESPN.com), Rob Harrington (Prep Stars), Jason Hickman (Max Preps), Jim Hicks (RCS Sports, Houston), Tom Konchalski (High School Basketball Illustrated), and Chris Lawlor (New York Daily News). The knowledge and passion these gentlemen have for high school basketball is unparalleled and their being a part of this event lends to it a high degree of credibility. Thank you for your time and effort in making the All-American Championship a success. I also offer special thanks to adidas, Gatorade, and ESPN. Last, and most important, I thank the players and coaches for their participation. We did not formally announce the All-American Championship until late January, yet they agreed to participate in our inaugural event. It is our goal to provide a truly memorable experience for each and every one of them. Enjoy the games!

Rick Giles President Gazelle Group P.S. We look forward to seeing you next year in New Orleans.

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ABOUT THE EVENT Tlaunch of a high school boys basketball

he Gazelle Group is proud to announce the

invitational tournament - the All-American Championship - to take place annually during the men’s collegiate basketball championship. “This is an idea whose time has come,” says Rick Giles, president of The Gazelle Group. “The nation’s focus is on basketball during March and the first weekend of April and there is no better way to increase that focus than to bring the nation’s best high school basketball players to the city of the men’s collegiate basketball championship to compete in what will be one of the premier events of its kind in the country.”

Houston, Texas

Selection Committee

The inaugural All-American Championship is being held in Houston, Texas, site of the men’s collegiate basketball championship, on April 3, 2011. The event consists of four teams representing each region of the country. The doubleheader will open with the North facing the South, followed by the East vs. the West in the nightcap. The games are being played at the 6,400-seat M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

A panel of the nation’s most respected media covering high school basketball serves as the selection committee for the All-American Championship:

A panel of high school basketball experts reviewed all candidates and selected the teams. Each team is being coached by a head coach of a nationally-prominent high school program and assisted by a coach from the host city of the men’s collegiate basketball championship (Houston for 2011). “National interest in high school basketball and recruiting is at an all-time high,” says Giles. “With the proliferation of television coverage and recruiting websites and magazines, fans are more aware than ever of the premier high school players. This is an opportunity for these players to showcase their talent on the biggest stage in the country.”

Paul Biancardi, ESPN.com

Eric Bossi, Rivals.com

Frank Burlison, Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram

Evan Daniels, Scout.com

Clark Francis, Hoop Scoop

Joel Francisco, ESPN.com

Rob Harrington, Prep Stars

Jason Hickman, Max Preps

Jim Hicks, RCS Sports (Houston)

Tom Konchalski, High School Basketball Illustrated

Chris Lawlor, New York Daily News

The Gazelle Group is indebted to this group for their untiring efforts and passion for high school basketball.

The All-American Championship provides avid fans of college basketball the chance to see the next generation of All-Americans in person.

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ABOUT THE EVENT M.O. Campbell Center

Houston, Texas

The M.O. Campbell Center is Aldine ISD's multipurpose facility, hosting a wide array of events from graduations and theatrical performances, athletic tournaments and conferences, to banquets and more.

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest in Texas, with a population in excess of 2.3 million. Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation, and health care sectors and is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. Only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters in the city limits. The gross area product (GAP) of the greater Houston metropolitan area, which includes 5.9 million people, was $440.4 billion in 2008.

The Campbell Center is named after former Aldine ISD superintendent M.O. Campbell. One of the premier and world class facilities in Houston, it stretches across a vast area of 111,000 square feet and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. Sporting events, award ceremonies, conferences, lectures, and receptions are regularly held here. The Campbell Center is conveniently located 3.5 miles southwest of the George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) and just 12 miles north of spectacular downtown Houston.

Did You Know… In 1969, “Houston” was the first word spoken from the moon. The Apollo 11 mission established a place in history for the city when astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke the now-famous line, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

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NORTH TEAM Lou Adams

Tracy Abrams

Orr Academy High School (Chicago, Ill.) North Head Coach

Senior • Guard • 6-1 • 175 Chicago, Ill. • Mount Carmel H.S. Illinois (Signed)

After attending Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., and being named a Division-III AllAmerican, Adams moved to Chicago in 1990 and started his teaching and coaching career at Englewood High School…in seven years at Englewood, Adams compiled a 160-60 record, won one sectional and two conference championships… moved to Orr in 2008, where he is 62-24 in three seasons, which includes a regional championship.

Strong off-the-ball guard…plays a rugged style of basketball…Mount Carmel won 89 games during his four-year career…averaged 17.8 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior…also averaged 4.6 assists and 2.7 steals an outing…two-time all-area selection…coach – Mike Flaherty

Ryan Boatright Senior • Guard • 5-11 • 175 Aurora, Ill. • Aurora East H.S. Connecticut (Signed)

Craig Brownson Travis High School (Richmond, Texas) North Assistant Coach

Extremely quick with the ball and possesses good range…averaged 31.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 steals a game as Aurora East posted a 24-6 record in winning the Upstate 8 Conference and Illinois regional titles this season…had six games of 40 or more points this season, including a school-record 63-point effort that saw him post a triple-double with 12 rebounds and 11 steals… scored 2,289 career points, averaging 20.5 ppg as a four-year varsity starter…also had career totals of 193 three-pointers, 423 assists, and 332 steals…twice named Associated Press first-team all-state, as well as ICBA all-state…won four tournament MVP awards over the last two seasons… a member of the U.S. Junior National Team last spring…coach – Wendell Jeffries

Named the first head coach of William B. Travis High School…has won 96 games in four seasons at Travis, leading the Tigers to the playoffs three times…in 2009 the Tigers advanced to the Area round of the playoffs, in 2010 they were 5A Region III semifinalists, and in 2011 they were the 5A Region III runners-up…named Fort Bend Herald Area Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010… 2011 District 23-5A Coach of the Year.

Cortez Hale Perspective Charter School (Joslin, Ill.) North Assistant Coach Just concluded his first season as head coach at Perspectives MSA/Joslin…was named head coach after serving for one year as varsity assistant and one year as freshman/sophomore head coach… at 26, he is one of the youngest head coaches in Illinois…played college ball at Rockford College and Concordia University, earning three letters… graduated from Concordia with a business management degree.

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NORTH TEAM Kevin Ferrell Junior • Guard • 5-11 • 165 Indianapolis, Ind. • Park Tudor School • Indiana (Verbal) Point guard who is strong at penetrating to the rim…averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 assists a game heading into March for the state of Indiana’s fourth-ranked team in 2A…has scored over 1,200 career points, which includes a single season school record 594 in 2009-10…he also hit a school record 61 three-pointers last season and his current season total of 137 assists (early March) is already the Park Tudor standard…was a honorable mention all-state honoree as a freshman, second-team as a sophomore, and this year he is a first-team selection…led Park Tudor to the Indiana Crossroads Conference title this season… Park Tudor also won the 2010 IHSAA Class 2A sectional, regional, and Semi State championships and was a finalist in the 2010 IHSAA Class 2A State Tournament….coach – Ed Schilling

Kevin Ferrell

Mycheal Henry Senior • Forward • 6-5 • 225 Chicago, Ill. • Orr H.S. Illinois (Signed) Strong, athletic player who possesses a solid inside, outside, and mid-range game…he also handles the ball well…tallied 20 points a game and pulled down eight rebounds a game this season…also blocked 5.5 shots to go with five steals and three assists an outing…led Orr H.S. to a 20-8 record in 2010-11…earned the Outstanding Player Award at the LeBron James Nike Camp this past summer…helped Orr to the 2010 regional championship…coach – Lou Adams

Gary Harris Junior • Guard • 6-4 • 195 Fishers, Ind. • Hamilton Southeastern H.S. • Uncommitted

Hanner Mosquera-Perea

Extremely strong and likes to penetrate the lane…averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 3.0 steals a game…entered midMarch with 887 career points…named all-league all three seasons and all-county as a sophomore and junior…also named all-state in football in 2010 and is a member of MaxPreps’ 2010 Junior All-America Football team…led Hamilton Southeastern to consecutive conference championships (2010, 2011) and a pair of sectional titles (2009, 2011)…his mother, Joy Holmes Harris, played for the Detroit Shock (WNBA) and was an all-American at Purdue where her No. 40 is retired.…coach – Brian Satterfield

Junior • Forward • 6-9 • 225 LaPorte, Ind. • La Lumiere School Indiana (Verbal) Considered by some to be the best athlete in the Class of 2012…plays bigger than his listed height of 6-9…known for his high-flying abilities… netted 16 points a game and pulled down 12 rebounds a game…also blocked three shots an outing…named a NCSAA All-American…helped lead La Lumiere to a 22-7 record and a secondplace finish in the NCSAA national tournament… originally from Colombia…coach – Alan Huss

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NORTH TEAM Chasson Randle

Sam Thompson

Senior • Guard • 6-2 • 175 Rock Island, Ill. • Rock Island H.S. • Stanford (Signed)

Senior • Forward • 6-7 • 185 Chicago, Ill. • Whitney Young H.S. • Ohio State (Signed)

Rated as one of the best combo-guard prospects in the country…also possesses a high basketball IQ and a 72-inch wingspan…averaged 22 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.1 steals per game for the third-ranked team in the state of Illinois…he is Rock Island’s all-time leading scorer with 2,014 career points and ranks second all-time with 692 career rebounds…named team MVP each of his first three years…also named all-state each of the last two seasons… Rock Island won the Western Big 6 Conference the last two years, going undefeated in 2011… also won two regional and one sectional title during his career…has a 4.0 grade point average and is on pace to be Rock Island’s valedictorian…was named the 2010 Rock Island Youth Citizen of the Year…coach – Thom Sigel

Extremely versatile player who can play either perimeter position…also handles the ball well… averaged 16.9 points and 7.1 rebounds a game this season…also posted averages of 4.5 assists, 4.4 blocks, and 2.1 steals per game…was the 2008 Iolani Prep Classic Dunk champion… served as Whitney Young H.S.’s team captain… helped lead his team to the 2010 Class 4A Illinois state tournament final after winning the crown in 2009…coach – Tyrone Slaughter

B.J. Young Senior • Guard • 6-3 • 175 Florissant, Mo. • McCluer North H.S. • Arkansas (Signed) Scoring guard who can play either the point or the wing…entered March averaging 28.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists an outing…earned all-league first-team honors this season…is a twotime Fox 2 News/St. Louis Post-Dispatch player of the week…was named MVP at the Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament and the Centralia Christmas Tournament this season…McCluer North was 25-4 and ranked fourth in Missouri at the end of February…coach – Randy Reed

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera Junior • Guard • 6-3 • 220 Indianapolis, Ind. • North Central H.S. Uncommitted Big and strong guard who can play either backcourt position…has a good feel for the game… led North Central to a 20-2 record and a No. 2 ranking in the state of Indiana this season after winning the Indiana 4A state title a year ago… netted 25.1 points a game while pulling down five rebounds an outing…increased his scoring average by 7.0 ppg from last season…named Hoosier Basketball first-team all-state in 2010-11… North Central won the MIC Conference title this year…twice named to the all-Marion County Tournament team…coach – Doug Mitchell

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SOUTH TEAM Tyler Adams Senior • Center • 6-9 • 225 Brandon, Miss. • Brandon H.S. Georgetown (Signed) Has tremendous size and strength and knows how to post…tough to score against…coach – Fred Barnes

South Head Coach Isaac Pitts

Robert Carter

Isaac Pitts

Junior • Forward • 6-8 • 240 Thomasville, Ga. • Thomasville H.S. • Uncommitted

Quality Education Academy (Winston Salem, N.C.) South Head Coach

Outstanding size, strength, and mobility…strong post player who can also hit the jump shot…averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and five blocked shots a game in 2011…had three tripledoubles (points-rebounds-assists) this season… netted 20 points in the state championship game a year ago…has earned all-region honors each of the last three seasons…led Thomasville H.S. to a 26-4 record and the No. 2 ranking in Georgia’s AA classification…Thomasville has won three regional championships and three regional tournament championships with Carter on the roster…received special recognition as one of the top campers at the Best of the Best Elite camp…will participate in Georgia’s Junior All-Star Game…his father, Robert Sr., played professionally in Europe and had an ABA tryout…coach – Benjamin Tillman, Jr.

Has been the head coach at Quality Education Academy since 2008…guided QEA to three consecutive National Christian School Athletic Association national championships (2009, 2010, 2011)… prior to joining the staff at QEA, Pitts was an assistant coach at Parkland High School from 2003-08…he began his career as a successful AAU coach and has placed 11 boys and six girls in Division-I…played his college basketball at Shaw University, where he was a three-year starter.

Wayne Jones Strake Jesuit College Prep (Houston, Texas) South Assistant Coach Has been head coach at Strake Jesuit for the past five years, leading the program to a 128-37 record…Strake has won a pair of district championships in that time and has been nationally ranked three of the last four seasons…this past year Strake reached the finals of the Bi-District tournament after advancing to the semifinals of the 2010 regional tournament…he is a three-time Coach of the Year honoree… 10 of his studentathletes have gone on to play college ball.

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SOUTH TEAM Dai-Jon Parker Senior • Guard • 6-3 • 185 Alpharetta, Ga. • Milton H.S. Vanderbilt (Signed) A solid shooting guard who possesses a superb basketball IQ…he is also an excellent perimeter defender…averaged 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists…scored over 1,000 points during his career…named first-team all-Atlanta Metro, all-region, and all-state GACA…Milton went 82-15 during his career...combined with Julian Royal to lead Milton to the 2010 Georgia AAAAA state championship after falling in the final game in 2009…Milton captured the Region 6-AAAAA title this season…coach – David Boyd

Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood

Tony Parker

Senior • Forward • 6-7 • 190 Meridian, Miss. • Meridian H.S. Mississippi State (Signed)

Junior • Center • 6-9 • 274 Lithonia, Ga. • Miller Grove H.S. • Uncommitted

Two-time Mississippi state Player of the Year…the lefty scored 34 points in the state’s high school all-star game last year…has a strong mid-range game with a sweet pull-up jumper…can also hit the three…his father, Rickey, played at Mississippi State from 1978-80…coach – Randy Bolden

Massive size with a skill set to match…can post as well as hit the mid-range jump shot…has an 83-inch wingspan…averaged 19.2 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 3.8 blocks per game while playing for the state of Georgia’s top-ranked team (ninth nationally)…helped lead Miller Grove to a 30-1 record in 2010-11 and two state championships (2009, 2010)…he was a member of the 16U and 17U USA Basketball squads…named the Atlanta Tip-Off Club’s Metro Player of the Year in 2011… has also earned three-all-state and all-region honors…chosen MVP of the Beach Ball Classic in 2010…owns career averages of 14.6 ppg, 11.8 rpg, and 2.7 bpg…coach – Sharman White

Ky Madden Senior • Guard • 6-4 • 195 Lepanto, Ark. • East Poinsett County H.S. • Arkansas (Signed) A combo-guard who presents incredible matchup difficulties due to his size, strength, and athleticism…is also a strong defender…averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists this season…also had three steals a game…scored a season-high 52 points in a game last year the night after his sister netted 50 points in a game… named MVP of the Class 2A championship game in 2011…coach – Josh Hill

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SOUTH TEAM Sir’Dominic Pointer Senior • Forward • 6-7 • 195 Fraser, Mich. • Quality Education Academy (N.C.) • St. John’s (Signed) Strong and tough player who can connect on the mid-range jumper as well as the threepointer…also a solid perimeter defender…will fight through screens and dive for loose balls… averaged 16.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg last season… coach – Isaac Pitts

Julian Royal

Julian Royal Senior • Forward • 6-8 • 235 Milton, Ga. • Milton H.S. Georgia Tech (Signed)

Levi Randolph Senior • Guard • 6-6 • 185 Madison, Ala. • Bob Jones H.S. Alabama (Signed)

Talented forward who is able to score inside and with his mid-range jump shot…entered March averaging 15 points and seven rebounds a game for a Milton H.S. team that is ranked first in Georgia and fourth in the nation…scored over 2,000 points during his career…named Freshman and Sophomore of the Year in Georgia’s AAAAA division…earned all-state honors in 2010 and has already garnered all-region laurels in 2011…combined with Dai-Jon Parker to lead Milton to the 2010 Georgia AAAAA state championship after falling in the final game in 2009…Milton captured the Region 6-AAAAA title this season…coach – David Boyd

Can play either guard spot and is very good with the ball…strong basketball IQ…averaged 20 points, six rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.4 steals a game for the defending Alabama state champions…was the 6A Player of the Year in 2010 as well as the MVP of the state tournament…has already earned all-region honors for the second year in a row…Bob Jones H.S. earned regional championships in 2009 and 2010…coach – Danny Petty

Josiah Turner Senior • Guard • 6-3 • 185 Sacramento, Calif. • Quality Edu. Acad. (N.C.) • Arizona (Signed) A scoring guard who can create his own shot… also owns solid passing skills…possesses great physical skills…averaged 27.9 points and 5.8 rebounds at Sacramento H.S. in 2010…coach – Isaac Pitts Levi Randolph

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TEAM ROSTERS North Team No. 1 5 8 11 12 13 22 23 24 40

Name Pos. Ht. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera G 6-3 Chasson Randle G 6-2 Kevin Ferrell G 5-11 B.J. Young G 6-3 Sam Thompson F 6-7 Tracy Abrams G 6-1 Ryan Boatright G 5-11 Hanner Mosquera-Perea F 6-9 Mycheal Henry F 6-5 Gary Harris G 6-4

Cl. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Hometown/School Indianapolis, Ind./North Central Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor School Florissant, Mo./McCluer North Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel Aurora, Ill./Aurora East LaPorte, Ind./La Lumiere School Chicago, Ill./Orr Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern

College Uncommitted Stanford Indiana Arkansas Ohio State Illinois Connecticut Indiana Illinois Uncommitted

Hometown/School Lepanto, Ark./East Poinsett County Meridian, Miss./Meridian Sacramento, Calif./QEA (N.C.) Fraser, Mich./QEA (N.C.) Madison, Ala./Bob Jones Alpharetta, Ga./Milton Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville Milton, Ga./Milton Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove Brandon, Miss./Brandon

College Arkansas Mississippi State Arizona St. John’s Alabama Vanderbilt Uncommitted Georgia Tech Uncommitted Georgetown

Head Coach – Lou Adams Assistant Coaches – Craig Brownson, Cortez Hale

South Team No. 00 1 11 15 20 23 24 25 32 33

Name Ky Madden Rodney Hood Josiah Turner Sir’Dominic Pointer Levi Randolph Dai-Jon Parker Robert Carter Julian Royal Tony Parker Tyler Adams

Pos. G F G F G G F F C C

Ht. 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-6 6-3 6-8 6-8 6-9 6-9

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Head Coach – Isaac Pitts Assistant Coach – Wayne Jones

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TEAM ROSTERS East Team No. 1 2 3 4 5 10 11 14 15 32 33

Name LaQuinton Ross Myles Mack Tyrone Johnson Maurice Harkless Jabarie Hinds Naadir Tharpe Desmond Hubert JaKarr Sampson Michael Gbinije Dajuan Coleman Alex Murphy

Pos. Ht. F 6-8 G 5-10 G 6-2 F 6-6 G 6-0 G 6-0 C 6-9 F 6-8 F 6-6 F/C 6-10 F 6-9

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown/School Burlington, N.J./Life Center Academy Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony Plainfield, N.J./Montrose Chr. Acad. (Md.) Jamaica, N.Y./South Kent Sch.(Conn.) Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon Worcester, Mass./Brewster Acad. (N.H.) Cream Ridge, N.J./New Egypt Akron, Ohio/Brewster Academy (N.H.) Chester, Va.,/Benedictine School DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt Wakefield, R.I./St. Mark’s Sch. (Mass.)

College Ohio State Rutgers Villanova St. John’s West Virginia Kansas Uncommitted St. John’s Duke Uncommitted Duke

Cl. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown/School Texas City, Texas/La Marque Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit Coll. Prep Spring Valley, Calif./Lincoln Houston, Texas/Second Baptist School Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman Missouri City, Texas/Dulles Wichita, Kan./Wichita Heights Lakewood, Calif./Long Beach Polytech. Houston, Texas/The Village School Richmond, Texas/Bush

College Texas Duke UCLA Uncommitted Uncommitted St. John’s Uncommitted Boston College Uncommitted Texas

Head Coach – Jason Smith Assistant Coach – Ronnie Courtney

West Team No. 0 1 4 5 15 21 30 34 44 55

Name Julien Lewis Rasheed Sulaimon Norman Powell L.J. Rose Shabazz Muhammad D’Angelo Harrison Perry Ellis Ryan Anderson Shaquille Cleare Cameron Ridley

Pos. G G G G G/F G F F C C

Ht. 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-8 6-8 6-9 6-11

Head Coach – Greg Wise Assistant Coach – Royce Huseman

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EAST TEAM Jason Smith

Dajuan Coleman

Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) East Head Coach

Junior • F/C • 6-10 • 290 DeWitt, N.Y. • Jamesville-DeWitt H.S. • Uncommitted

Has been the head coach at Brewster Academy for 11 seasons, leading Brewster to the National Final Four each of the past 4 seasons…in 2009-10, the Bobcats captured the NEPSAC Class AAA Championship for the second time in three years and won the National Prep School Championship…Brewster is the only program to win both the NEPSAC Class AAA title and National Championship in the same campaign… Brewster has qualified for 10 consecutive NEPSAC Class AAA tournaments and has finished in the top 10 nationally each of those seasons… owns a 257-93 record at Brewster.

Physically huge player with tremendous rebounding skills…uses his size well…averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds a game in leading Jamesville-DeWitt H.S. to an 18-3 record into the month of March…earned MVP honors at the Juggler Classic...led his team to the 2009-10 New York State Public School Class A championship as the Rams posted a 25-1 record… coach – Bob McKenney

Michael Gbinije Senior • Forward • 6-6 • 194 Chester, Va. • Benedictine Sch. Duke (Signed)

Ronnie Courtney

Unselfish and fundamentally sound…possesses a strong mid-range game but can score from 20-feet out as well…all-state honoree as a junior…averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds last season…coach – Sean McAllon

Bush High School (Houston, Texas) East Assistant Coach Owns a 110-28 record as head coach at Bush High School and a 15-year career mark of 347-148…in five years at Bush, Courtney guided the team to the 2009-10 Texas 5A State Championship and was named District Coach of the Year that season…named Greater Houston Coach of the Year two times and District Coach of Year two times en route to compiling a 137-76 mark at Jeff Davis High…he then moved to Willowridge High School for four years, going 100-44 and winning back-to-back state titles in 2000 and 2001…for his efforts, he was named National High School Coach of the Year in 2001 and State Coach of the Year both years.

Maurice Harkless Senior • Forward • 6-6 • 200 Jamaica, N.Y. • South Kent Sch. (Conn.) • St. John’s (Signed) Has great size for the perimeter and has all the tools to be successful…owns a 71-inch wingspan…named second-team NEPSAC in 2011… averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds as a junior…coach – Kelvin Jefferson

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EAST TEAM Jabarie Hinds

Tyrone Johnson

Senior • Guard • 6-0 • 173 Mount Vernon, N.Y. • Mount Vernon H.S. • West Virginia (Signed)

Senior • Guard • 6-2 • 185 Plainfield, N.J. • Montrose Christian Acad. (Md.) • Villanova (Signed)

Left-handed point guard who can score as well as dish…strong for his size…good mid-range game…named Mr. Basketball in New York State for averaging 17.8 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.9 steals a game…has twice been named Mr. Basketball in Westchester County…led Mount Vernon to an 18-5 record and the No. 3 ranking in New York this year…played on the Mount Vernon varsity as an eighth grader when he was a member of the team’s 2007 state championship…won a state record five sectional championships…coach – Bob Cimmino

Considered one of the most athletically gifted players in his class...point guard with good size, strength, and length…excellent defensive player…averaged 16 points and five assists a game as Montrose went 22-1 in earning a No. 3 national ranking by ESPN and USA Today… Montrose had wins over Oak Hill and Findlay Prep this season…named first-team all-state last year and all-county three straight season…while at Plainfield (N.J.) High, he led his team to the Group 4 New Jersey title…coach – Stu Vetter

Myles Mack

Desmond Hubert

Senior • Guard • 5-10 • 155 Paterson, N.J. • St. Anthony H.S. • Rutgers (Signed)

Senior • Center • 6-9 • 205 Cream Ridge, N.J. • New Egypt H.S. • Uncommitted

Quick playmaking guard who can also bury the three…has improved his point guard skills over the year…led St. Anthony to the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title in 2011…averaged 14.0 points and 5.5 assists a game as a senior…coach – Bob Hurley

Long and athletic senior who posseses tremendous defensive abilities…entered March averaging 13.8 points and 9.4 rebounds…also averages nearly six blocked shots a game…he is New Egypt’s all-time leading scorer with 1,482 career points…he also has over 1,000 rebounds and 700 blocked shots for his career…had 10 blocks in a game to set the Prime Time Shootout record… named first-team all-Group I, all-Ocean County, and all-Freedom Division as a junior…led New Egypt to the Freedom Division championship two of the last three years and the final of the Central Jersey Group I championship…coach – Jon Corby

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EAST TEAM Alex Murphy Junior • Forward • 6-9 • 210 Wakefield, R.I. • St. Mark’s School (Mass.) • Duke (Verbal) Possesses great size for a small forward… can slash, hit the three, and handle the ball well…through February he was averaging 19.8 points and 5.7 rebounds a game for the state of Massachusetts’ top-ranked team…also handed out nearly three assists a game while blocking more than two shots a game…named league MVP as a sophomore and earned a spot on the Boston Globe all-scholatsic team…his father, Jay, was an All-American at Boston College and played with the Washington Bullets and Los Angeles Clippers…his mother, Paivi, played for the Finnish national team and his brother, Eric, currently plays at the University of Florida… coach – Dave Lubick

JaKarr Sampson

JaKarr Sampson Senior • Forward • 6-8 • 205 Akron, Ohio • Brewster Academy (N.H.) • St. John’s (Signed) Very athletic combo forward…solid rebounder and defender…posted averages of 15.1 points and 11.5 rebounds…along with Naadir Tharpe, he led Brewster Academy to a 31-3 record and a trip to the national semifinals this season… Brewster went to three consecutive National Finals, including the 2010 National Prep Championship and NEPSAC Championship…coach – Jason Smith

LaQuinton Ross Senior • Forward • 6-8 • 224 Burlington, N.J. • Life Center Academy • Ohio State (Signed) Excellent size and skill…can drive, pull up for a mid-range jumper, or hit the three…handles the ball well and is an excellent passer…averaged 25.2 points and 11.0 rebounds a game this season to lead Life Center Academy to a 22-8 mark and the No. 4 ranking in the state of New Jersey…also handed out 3.0 assists a game and blocked 2.1 shots per outing…netted over 2,500 points during his career…Life Center won a district championship during his freshman season…played in the Elite 24 game three times and was the first eighth-grader ever to play in the Rucker Park League…coach – Wilson Arroyo

Naadir Tharpe Senior • Guard • 6-0 • 170 Worcester, Mass. • Brewster Acad. (N.H.) • Kansas (Signed) Pure point guard…can drive or pull up and hit the jumper…2011 NEPSAC Class AAA Player of the Year…averaged 14.5 points and 6.0 assists a game this season…two-time team captain …along with JaKarr Sampson, helped lead Brewster to three consecutive National Finals, including the 2010 National Prep Championship and NEPSAC Championship…Brewster was 31-3 and reached the national semifinals this season…coach – Jason Smith

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WEST TEAM Greg Wise

Ryan Anderson

Yates High School (Houston, Texas) West Head Coach

Senior • Forward • 6-8 • 215 Lakewood, Calif. • Long Beach Polytechnic • Boston Coll. (Signed)

Has been the head coach at Jack Yates High School in Houston for five years…his 2009-10 team averaged 116.2 points per game, breaking the national record of 114.6 set in 1969-70 by Hobbs (N.M.) team…the Lions also broke the national record of 14 consecutive 100-point games with 15, and scored over 100 points in 26 games that season…the Lions were ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation in five national polls in 2009-10 and won the second of two consecutive Texas state championships…voted Coach of the Year nine times in his career, including four consecutive years from 2007-10…a 1982 graduate and AllAmerican at Houston Baptist University.

Can face-up or hit the long distance jumper… averaged 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds a game…also shot 55 percent from the field and 43 percent from behind the arc this season… was named the MVP of the Pacific Shores Tournament, the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic, and the National Prep Classic…led Poly to a 33-2 record and the No. 2 ranking in the state of California…had 18 points and 21 rebounds in this year’s CIF Southern Section I-AA championship game against Corona Centennial…has helped Long Beach Poly to 82 wins over the last three years…was a first-team all-CIF Southern Section Division I honoree as a junior as well as the coMVP of the Moore League after averaging 12.8 ppg and 8.6 rpg…coach – Sharrif Metoyer

Royce Huseman

Shaquille Cleare

Kingwood High School (Kingwood, Texas) West Assistant Coach

Center • Junior • 6-9 • 285 Houston, Texas • The Village Sch. Uncommitted

Began his coaching career as the first assistant at Kingwood High School in 1985….in 1991, he became the head coach and has since led Kingwood to a 500-203 record…Kingwood has participated in the playoffs 14 times since 1991 and since 2001 has gone 306-48…since 2001, he has led his school to nine district titles and five regional tournament berths…Kingwood was regional champs three consecutive years and state finalists three years running (2005, 2006, 2007), winning a state championship in 2005.

Prototypical athletic wide body post player… averages 21 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocked shots a game…after being named the Most Improved Player at The Village School as a freshman, he earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and a junior…named to the alltournament team at the National Prep Alliance Tournament each of the last three seasons, earning MVP honors in 2011…full name is Shaquille O’Neal Cleare…coach – Donald Henry

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WEST TEAM Perry Ellis

Julien Lewis

Junior • Forward • 6-8 • 222 Wichita, Kan. • Wichita Heights H.S. • Uncommitted

Senior • Guard • 6-4 • 180 Texas City, Texas • La Marque H.S. • Texas (Signed)

A physically strong forward who is a good low post player…averaged 23.1 points (on 76% shooting from the field) and 7.9 rebounds through February for an undefeated Wichita Heights H.S. team that was ranked No. 1 in Kansas…led WHHS to state titles as a freshman and sophomore… became the first player to earn Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a freshman when he averaged 19.2 ppg and 11.7 rpg…also named Player of the Year as a sophomore…selected to participate on the 2008-09 USA 16U and 2009-10 17U Developmental National teams…named National Sophomore of the Year by ESPN Rise in 2010…he has scored over 1,500 career points and has already set the school record with over 700 career rebounds…Honor Roll student with a 4.0 GPA…is ranked first in his class of over 400 students…member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee, National Honor society, and the NCAA first team “iHoops” program…coach – Joe Auer

Runs the floor well and can play either the big guard or small forward spot…averaged 24.5 points and 5.4 rebounds a game…also handed out 2.5 assists an outing…owns a career scoring average of 24.6 ppg…led La Marque H.S. to the 2011 state finals and to district championships in 2009 and 2010…district Player of the Year and Galveston County Player of the Year each of the last two years…coach – Cedric Mason

Shabazz Muhammad Junior • G/F • 6-5 • 205 Las Vegas, Nev. • Bishop Gorman H.S. Uncommitted Tough inside player who can score in traffic… averaged 25 points this season, more than six points a game better than he did a year ago… also pulled down eight rebounds a game….was named all-league as a freshman, all-state as a sophomore, and this year earned league MVP and all-state honors…helped lead Bishop Gorman to the 2009 and 2010 Nevada state championships, ending the year ranked in the Top 10 nationally in 2010…Bishop Gorman reached the semifinals this season…his sister, Asia, plays tennis professionally…coach – Grant Rice

D’Angelo Harrison Senior • Guard • 6-3 • 186 Missouri City, Texas • Dulles H.S. • St. John’s (Signed) Scores points at will…can dribble drive as well as hit the outside shot…tallied 31.1 points per game while hauling down 10.3 rebounds an outing…also posted 2.8 assists and 2.8 steals a game…scored over 2,100 points during his career to go with over 600 rebounds…garnered first-team all-state laurels as a junior…as a junior and senior he was named to the all-District 23-AAAAA, all-Region III, and the Outback Tournament teams…earned all-district MVP honors as a junior…in his senior season he was a member of three tournament championship teams…coach – Mike Carrabine

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WEST TEAM L.J. Rose Junior • Guard • 6-4 • 185 Houston, Texas • Second Baptist School • Uncommitted Old school point guard with a tremendous basketball IQ…also possesses great size for a point guard…considered one of the top junior backcourt players in the country…averages 18 points and eight assists a game…was named allstate in 2009 and 2010…his uncle, Cecil, was drafted in 1978 by the New Jersey Nets and his father, Lynden, was selected in 1982 by the Los Angeles Lakers…coach – Roger Kollmansberger

Norman Powell

Norman Powell Senior • Guard • 6-4 • 195 Spring Valley, Calif. • Lincoln H.S. • UCLA

Rasheed Sulaimon

Solid mid-range scorer…also has long arms and elevates well…averaged 22.1 points, four rebounds, and two assists heading into March… was named all-Western League two years in a row and earned MVP honors once…was nominated for Mr. Basketball in California…earned all-state honors in 2010…team went 29-1 and was ranked second in California and seventh nationally this season…led Lincoln H.S. to one state championship and two Western League titles…Lincoln also won two CIF SDS championships…coach – Jason Bryant

Junior • Guard • 6-3 • 185 Houston, Texas • Strake Jesuit College Prep • Duke (Verbal) Can penetrate and hit the long-range jumper… entered March with averages of 22.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.7 steals a game… named District MVP this year, as well as first-team all-Greater Houston and all-region…earned MVP honors at the Father George National Jesuit Classic…named all-district, all-region, and secondteam all-Greater Houston last season…earned a spot on the all-tournament teams at Sacramento Jesuit and HISD...coach – Wayne Jones

Cameron Ridley Junior • Center • 6-11 • 270 Richmond, Texas • Bush H.S. Texas (Verbal) A true center with good hands and strong defensive abilities…posted averages of 16.5 points, 15.3 rebounds, and 5.6 blocks a game through February…earned all-district honors each of the last two seasons, capping this season by being named MVP…was the 2009-10 District 23-5 Newcomer of the Year…led Bush H.S. to the UIL Class 5A state championship in 2010…ranked among the top five juniors in the country by many sites…coach – Ronnie Courtney

Rasheed Sulaimon

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2012: NEW ORLEANS

There is simply no other city like New Orleans. Music of all kinds bursts from clubs across the city. People from Uptown to the Ninth Ward argue over which restaurant serves the best gumbo and barbecue shrimp (and usually settle the dispute with more eating). A history unlike any other feels so close you can almost touch it.

of the cornerstones of the rebuilding. College football events such as the Bayou Classic, New Orleans Bowl, and Sugar Bowl returned for the 2006-2007 season. The New Orleans Saints returned that season as well, following speculation of a move and gave the city what it had been yearning for – a Super Bowl title in 2010. The New Orleans Hornets returned to the city fully for the 2007-2008 season, having partially spent the 2006-2007 season in Oklahoma City. New Orleans successfully hosted the 2008 NBA All-Star Game and the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. The city hosted the first and second rounds of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and will host the semifinals and finals of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

New Orleans is also resilient. Since 2005, New Orleans has rebuilt its infrastructure, its industry, its spirit, and its reputation. And sports are one

New Orleans is about celebrating the amazing things that happen there every day and being a part of a uniquely magical culture and community.

The city of New Orleans will be the site of the 2012 All-American Championship. From the world-renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street, to its many 19th century mansions, to its boutique stores and antique shops, to the best jazz in the world, New Orleans offers something for everyone. And don’t forget the country’s biggest party, Mardi Gras. That is why New Orleans is ranked among the 10 most visited cities in the country.

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AUTOGRAPHS The All-American Championship provides avid fans of college basketball the chance to see the next generation of All-Americans in person. Be sure to get their autographs now before the lines get longer!

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2011 ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP Table of Contents Welcome .......................................... 1 About the Event............................. 2-3 North Team ................................... 4-6 Head Coach Lou Adams, Ast. Coach Craig Brownson, Ast. Coach Cortez Hale, Tracy Abrams, Ryan Boatright ......................... 4 Kevin Ferrell, Gary Harris, Mycheal Henry, Hanner Mosquera-Perea ................................. 5 Chasson Randle, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Sam Thompson, B.J. Young ............................ 6

April 3, 2011 M.O. Campbell Center Houston, Texas Doubleheader – 2pm CT North Team vs. South Team East Team vs. West Team

South Team................................... 7-9 Head Coach Isaac Pitts, Ast. Coach Wayne Jones, Tyler Adams, Robert Carter.........7 Rodney Hood, Ky Madden, Dai-Jon Parker, Tony Parker .....................................................8 Sir’Dominic Pointer, Levi Randolph, Julian Royal, Josiah Turner...............................9

Team Rosters ............................ 10-11 East Team ................................. 12-14 Head Coach Jason Smith, Ast. Coach Ronnie Courtney, Dajuan Coleman, Michael Gbinije, Maurice Harkless .................12 Jabarie Hinds, Desmond Hubert, Tyrone Johnson, Myles Mack .........................13 Alex Murphy, LaQuinton Ross, JaKarr Sampson, Naadir Tharpe.....................14

West Team ................................ 15-17 Head Coach Greg Wise, Ast. Coach Royce Huseman, Ryan Anderson, Shaquille Cleare .............................................15 Perry Ellis, D’Angelo Harrison, Julien Lewis, Shabazz Muhammad .....................................16 Norman Powell, Cameron Ridley, L.J. Rose, Rasheed Sulaimon .........................................17

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