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McDonald's All-America Game 2014: Game preview and how to watch

Three B1G commits will participate in the elite all-star game. Here's how to watch and who to watch for.

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How to watch

Date: April 2, 2014

Time: 9:30 pm ET

Location: United Center, Chicago, IL, B1G country


Online Streaming: WatchESPN

Who to watch for

For 36 years, the McDonald's All American game sets the 12 best senior basketball players from the east versus the 12 best senior basketball players from the west. Tonights game will feature three future Big Ten players, all on the East team: PG Melo Trimble (Maryland), SG D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State) and SG James Blackmon Jr. (Indiana).

Trimble is a shooting guard-turned-point guard from Arlington, VA that won the prestigious Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Player of the Year award this past season. He's known for his deadly jumper, strength and leadership. He could provide the stability at point guard that Maryland's desperately needed in recent years.

Russell is a great scorer with a smooth lefty stroke. He's also a great passer and playmaker for his teammates. Offensively, he's exactly the kind of player the Buckeyes lacked this season and could make a major impact in his freshman season with the losses of LaQuinton Ross, Aaron Craft, Amedeo Della Valle and Lenzelle Smith.

Blackmon is a shooter's shooter and on Monday won the McDonald's All-American 3-point contest. He's incredibly confident with his shot and can score from anywhere on the court. He's improved his handle and control so he can slide over and run the point if needed.  Blackmon and junior point guard Yogi Ferrell will be a deadly back court combination for Indiana moving forward.

Full rosters

East team

Cliff Alexander, 6'9, F/C, Kansas Jayhawks

James Blackmon Jr., 6'4, G, Indiana Hoosiers

Justin Jackson, 6'8, G/F, North Carolina Tar Heels

Tyus Jones, 6'1, G, Duke Blue Devils

Kevon Looney, 6'9, F, UCLA Bruins

Theo Pinson, 6'6, G/F, North Carolina Tar Heels

D'Angelo Russell, 6'5, G, Ohio State Buckeyes

Karl-Anthony Towns, 7'0, F/C, Kentucky Wildcats

Melo Trimble, 6'3, G, Maryland Terrapins

Myles Turner, 7'0, F/C, undecided

Isaiah Whitehead, 6'4, G, Seton Hall Pirates

Justise Winslow, 6'6, G, Duke Blue Devils

West team

Grayson Allen, 6'4, G, Duke Blue Devils

Joel Berry II, 6'1, G, North Carolina Tar Heels

Devin Booker, 6'6, G, Kentucky Wildcats

Stanley Johnson, 6'7, G, Arizona Wildcats

Trey Lyles, 6'9, G/F, Kentucky Wildcats

Emmanuel Mudiay, 6'5, G, SMU Mustangs

Jahlil Okafor, 7'0, C, Duke Blue Devils

Kelly Oubre Jr, 6'7, G/F, Kansas Jayhawks

Reid Travis, 6'8, F, Stanford Cardinal

Tyler Ulis, 5'9, G, Kentucky Wildcats

Rashad Vaughn, 6'6, G, UNLV Rebels

Thomas Welsh, 7'0, C, UCLA Bruins