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McDonald's All-American Game Roster 2014: Full Roster Breakdown, Stars to Watch

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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMarch 31, 2014

Being selected to the McDonald's All-American Game is the most prestigious honor for all of high school's top players. This game serves as a rite of passage for these athletes, as they continue on to promising college careers and potential spots in the NBA.

This year's game will take place on Wednesday, April 2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. and it will air on ESPN at 9:30 p.m. ET. Basketball's future stars will be on display in this star-studded showcase, so be sure to tune into the action.

Let's take a look at the full roster and highlight some of the nation's brightest stars to keep an eye on.

 

Full Roster

2014 McDonald's All-American Game Roster
PlayerPositionGradeSchool
East
Cliff AlexanderPF97Kansas
Myles TurnerC97TBD
Tyus JonesPG97Duke
Karl TownsPF96Kentucky
Justin JacksonSF96North Carolina
Justise WinslowSF95Duke
Kevon LooneyPF96UCLA
Isaiah WhiteheadSG95Seton Hall
D'Angelo RussellSG95Ohio State
Theo PinsonSF96North Carolina
James BlackmonSG92Indiana
Romelo TrimblePG88Maryland
West
Jahlil OkaforC97Duke
Emmanuel MudiayPG97SMU
Stanley JohnsonSF96Arizona
Kelly OubreSF96Kansas
Trey LylesPF96Kentucky
Rashad VaughnSG92UNLV
Joel BerryPG94North Carolina
Devin BookerSG93Kentucky
Grayson AllenSG91Duke
Tyler UlisPG89Kentucky
Reid TravisPF89Stanford
Thomas WelshC88UCLA
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Stars to Watch

Each of these athletes are incredibly impressive and are sure to put on dazzling performances. There are, however, a handful that stand out from the field. These are the stars to keep a watchful eye on during the McDonald's All-American Game.

 

Jahlil Okafor

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Okafor is one of the most promising prospects in the nation. The 6'10", 256-pound center has a big frame and is an absolute force down low. His combination of size, length and deceptive athleticism make him one of the most dangerous inside threats in the game.

Expect to see plenty of points in the paint and excessive rebounds from Okafor.

 

Myles Turner

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Turner is another big man to watch. At 7'0" and 240 pounds, he has a long, athletic frame that allows him to flourish in the post. Turner runs the floor very well, with excellent speed for a big man, and can be a major cog in the transition game.

Watch for Turner to dominate down low in screen-and-roll situations.

 

Cliff Alexander

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The 6'9", 240-pound Alexander is a terrifying sight in the paint both on the offensive and defensive ends of the court. He has an aggressive style of play and attacks the rim with authority. Alexander is very active on the defensive side as well, as he's accumulated a plethora of blocked shots.

Alexander will bring a high level of intensity and will certainly be fun to watch.

 

Tyus Jones

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Jones is one of the most mature players that will be featured here. He is a natural leader and orchestrates the offense with precision. He has a knack of making everyone around him better. Jones stands at 6'1", weighs 171 pounds and can be a big shooting threat from all over the court.

Watch for Jones to command his team and put up big individual numbers as well.

 

Emmanuel Mudiay

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Mudiay has tremendous size for his position—he stands at 6'5" and weighs 190 pounds. He had a tremendous physical advantage over other guards and can be a matchup nightmare. His footwork is stellar and allows him to block out defenders to create separation to get open looks.

Expect Mudiay to put up points both in the paint and from the perimeter.

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