Game 1 – East 84, West 72
Game 2 – South 86, North 85
The second annual All-American Championship, featuring the best boys high school basketball players in the nation, provided a host of memories for those who participated and those who watched in person and on ESPN.
In the first game of a doubleheader played at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, the East team emerged with an 84-72 win over the West. Omar Calhoun (Brooklyn, N.Y./Christ the King H.S.) scored a tournament record 26 points to pace the East. The Connecticut signee, who was named MVP of the East squad, was 8-12 from the field and 10-11 from the line on the day. Ricardo Ledo (Providence, R.I./South Kent School (Conn.)) tallied 15 points and Jerami Grant (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic H.S.) and Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont N.H./St. Mark's School) each scored eight points with Tarczewski also hauling down six rebounds.
Cameron Ridley (Richmond, Texas/Bush H.S.) was named the West's MVP for his team-high 16 points. Andrew Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Travis H.S.) had 13 points and L.J. Rose (Houston, Texas/Westbury Christian H.S.) netted 10 points and handed out four assists.
The tournament's second game featured 11 ties and when it was over, Braxton Ogbueze's (Charlotte, N.C./United Faith Christian Academy) two free throws with nine seconds left gave the South an 86-85 win.
Ricardo Gathers (Laplace, La./Riverside Academy) and Evan Nolte (Milton, Ga./Milton H.S.) led the South in scoring with 16 points each. Joel James (West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer H.S.) was named the South's MVP for his 12-point, 10-rebound performance. Brannen Greene (Forsyth, Ga./Mary Persons H.S.) also had 12 points.
Glenn Robinson (Schererville Ind./Lake Central H.S.) paced the North with 16 points and was named the team's MVP. Sam Dekker (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan Lutheran H.S.) had 12 points, Adam Woodbury (Sioux City, Iowa/East H.S.) registered a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, Cameron Biedscheid (St. Louis, Mo./Cardinal Ritter College Prep) had 11 points, and Jeremy Hollowell (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central H.S.) totaled 10 points.
The games aired live on ESPN3 and on same-day tape delay on ESPNU. (more)