Future Tar Heels SG P.J. Hairston and PF James McAdoo were both named to the McDonald's All-American Game on Friday adding to long list of UNC players receiving that honor. The game will be played on March 30th at the United Center in Chicago.
McAdoo is 6-8, 220 lbs out of Norfolk(VA) Chrsitian High School. As you recall McAdoo gave brief thought to joining the Tar Heels a year early after the Wear Twins left for UCLA. He opted to remain in high school to enjoy the experience of his senior year which includes this game. McAdoo was ranked 7th in the summer RSCI rankings. At present Scout.com has McAdoo ranked 7th overall and 3rd among power forwards.
Hairston will give UNC another wing shooter with good size. Hairston is 6-5, 200 lbs currently playing at Hargrave Military Academy. Hairston is originally from Greensboro where he played the first three years of his prep career. He opted to attend prep school for his senior season to focus on developing his game. The summer RSCI rankings had Hairston at 15th overall. Scout.com lists Hairston as the #6 SG in the class, 20th overall.
Incidentally Hairston's team will square off versus McAdoo's in the Dean Dome at 8 PM on February 12th.
Down the road in Durham, Duke had three players named to the team. SG and basketball historian Austin Rivers, PG Quinn Cook and C Marshall Plumlee. Plumlee is Duke's version of the Wear Twins(and Larry Drew for that matter.) Plumllee is ranked 67th by Scout.com and 66th in the summer RSCI rankings. Clearly he is not one of the top 24 players in the country but his commitment to Duke gets him on the team because a good chunk of voters are not really paying attention. Rivers is a top five recruit and Cook is 20th in the RSCI.
Needless to say both UNC and Duke continue to load up on talent meaning we will likely see more games similar to the one last night in Durham.