Favors MVP at McDonalds All American Game
The McDonalds All-American game came down to the final seconds on Wednesday night in Miami. Derrick Favors dunked home the final two of his 19 points on his way to an MVP award with 8.2 seconds left to give the East All Stars a 3 point lead. Duke-bound forward Mason Plumlee misfired on a potential game tying 3-pointer as time expired and the East held on for a 113-110 in the boys McDonald’s All-American game Wednesday night.
Favors made 9 of 13 shots, while grabbing a team high 8 rebounds on his way to the MVP award. The MVP award came as no surprise from one of Favors’ Eastern teammates. When asked about Favors’ MVP performance after the game, East guard Kenny Boynton Jr. said, “I picked Derrick as the MVP when I was asked about it earlier this week. He is so athletic and strong, and that combination makes him a tough cover down low.”
Keith “Tiny” Gallon, an Oklahoma signee led the West with 20 points. There were a total of 12 players in double figures, which came as no surprise to most of the media. After watching numerous practices and scrimmages there was no one player that stood out from the rest. “John Wall is the standout player in this class and he isn’t hear,” said one of the reporters during a practice on Tuesday before Wednesday’s game.
Wall, a fifth year prep school player was ineligible under McDonalds rules. Wall a 6”4 point guard was still undecided on his college at press time, although it was believed to be a two way race between Memphis and Duke.