Pro-Player Comparisons for Top Recruits at 2016 McDonald's All-American Game

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Pro-Player Comparisons for Top Recruits at 2016 McDonald's All-American Game
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Jayson Tatum and Markelle Fultz

The high school class of 2016 is generating a lot of buzz, and its 5-star prospects will take center stage at the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

While there is plenty of potential one-and-done star power in the senior class from guys such as Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum, the depth is what helps separate it from other classes in recent years. Some classes have only stars, and some provide only depth. This group could have both.

With big men, wings and guards galore in the 5-star mix, it's time to take a look at some of the more intriguing McDonald's All-Americans who could soon find themselves playing in the pros. 

Player comparisons can be tricky to manage, but we tried to gauge current skill level with future projection to see what kind of player each one could become. These player comparisons are by no means expectations of levels of future success—comparing a high school kid to a Hall of Famer does not mean he will end up in the Hall of Fame. Instead, they are indicators of how those particular players actually play the game and what skills they bring to the table.

Here's a look at 10 McDonald's All-Americans and how they project as players at the highest level.

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