Future Tigers shine at McDonald's All American Game
CHICAGO - A pair of future LSU Tiger hoopsters showcased their potential in the boy's McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday night in Chicago.
Trailing 69-61, the East sparked by LSU signee Ben Simmons and Tiger verbal commit Antonio Blakeney, went on an 8-0 run in the second half to tie the score at 69.
Blakeney had two dunks in the span, and finished the game with 14 points. Simmons, the national player of the year was more of a facilitator and he finished with seven points and 10 rebounds.
Cheick Diallo scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the East to a 111-91 win over the West.
Dwayne Bacon, a Florida State commit, opened up the lead for the East with a three-point play to put the East up 76-71.
Diallo, the game's MVP, extended the East lead to 83-72 after spinning by Jalen Brunson for an impressive layup. The Mali native is choosing among Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and St. John's. He is listed at 6 feet, 9 inches, 230 pounds.
Allonzo Trier finished with 17 points for the West.