Cheick Diallo leads East to McDonald’s All-American Game victory
Twenty-four of the top players in the Class of 2015 took the United Center court in Chicago in the 38th annual McDonald’s All American Game, and one of the event’s eight uncommitted players took home MVP honors.
Cheick Diallo, who attends Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York and is still considering Kentucky, St. John’s, Iowa State, Pittsburgh and Kansas, accounted for 18 points and ten rebounds as the East won 111-91. The 6-foot-9 Diallo is one of the best defenders and rebounders in the class, and he has a high motor as well.
He was one of five double-digit scorers for the East, with Antonio Blakeney (LSU commit) and Diamond Stone (Maryland commit) scoring 14 apiece, Florida State commit Dwayne Bacon adding 12 and Kentucky commit Isaiah Briscoe 11. Diallo was one of two East players who grabbed ten rebounds, with LSU commit Ben Simmons being the other.
Allonzo Trier, who’s headed to Arizona next season, led four West players in double figures with 17 points. Also in double figures were Brandon Ingram (15 points; undecided), P.J. Dozier (14 points; South Carolina commit) and Ivan Rabb (ten points; undecided).