The 2012 edition of the McDonald's All-American Game is happening in Chicago on Wednesday night. The top high school basketball players in the nation are taking over the home court of the Chicago Bulls in an East vs. West All-Star game that gives the prospects a chance to spotlight their talents on a national stage. At halftime, the West team is on top, 58-46.
The players were slow to warm up but the two teams were able to more or less match one another shot for shot throughout much of the first half, but the West eventually opened up a decent lead.
The biggest star in the game is Shabazz Muhammad, the consensus top prospect in the country. Muhammad is playing for the West team and stated before the game that he has narrowed his decision for a destination shool down to three choices: Duke, UCLA and Kentucky. Muhammad has 15 points in the first half.
Also participating in the game for the East team is Kris Dunn, a senior at New London High School in Connecticut who won the state Player of the Year Award. Dunn has committed to Providence in the fall.