Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sidney gets his first McDonald's All-American

McDonald's All-American Rosters were announced yesterday, and State recruit J. J. Hickson is included. This doesn't really change any of the recruiting classes, but it is a stamp of approval that seems to stick with kids throughout their college career, and also validates a coaches recruiting ability. Let's hope this is the first of many that Coach Lowe gets.

Other notables, Duke has 3, GaTech has 1. It shouldn't be a surprise that coming off probably the best recruiting class in UNC recent history, Roy Williams has none.

Full Rosters:


Nick Calathes G/6-6/190 (Lake Howell, Winter Park, FL) Florida (12)

Jonny Flynn G/6-0/172 (Niagara Falls, NY) Syracuse (20)

Austin Freeman G/6-5/215 (DeMatha Catholic, Hyattsville, MD) Georgetown (9)

Donte Green F/6-9/210 (Towson Catholic, Baltimore, MD) Syracuse (6)

J.J. Hickson F/6-10/240 (Wheeler, Marietta, GA) N.C. State (18)

Kosta Koufos C/7-1/260 (Glen Oak, Canton, OH) Ohio State (10)

Gani Lawal F/6-9/220 (Norcross, GA) Georgia Tech (26)

O.J. Mayo G/6-4/190 (Huntington, WV) USC (1)

Patrick Patterson F/6-8/230 (Huntington, WV) Undecided (8)

Nolan Smith G/6-3/190 (Oak Hill Academy (VA), Upper Marlboro, MD) Duke (24)

Corey Stokes F/6-6/220 (St. Benedict's, Bayonne, NJ) Villanova (27)

Chris Wright G/6-1/200 (St. Johns College, Washington DC) Georgetown (33)


Cole Aldrich C/6-11/250 (Jefferson, Bloomington, MN) Kansas (23)

James Anderson F/6-7/195 (Junction City, AR) Oklahoma State (47)

Jerryd Bayless G/6-4/200 (St. Mary's, Phoenix, AZ) Arizona (7)

Michael Beasley F/6-10/240 (Notre Dame Prep (MA), Upper Marlboro, MD) Kansas State (N/A)*

Eric Gordon G/6-4/212 (North Central, Indianapolis, IN) Indiana (3)

Blake Griffin F/6-9/245 (Oklahoma Christian, Edmond, OK) Oklahoma (13)

James Harden G/6-5/215 (Artesia, Lakewood, CA) Arizona State (15)

Taylor King F/6-8/218 (Mater Dei, Santa Ana, CA) Duke (40)

Kevin Love F/6-10/255 Lake Oswego, OR) UCLA (2)

Jai Lucas G/5-10/150 (Bellaire, TX) Undecided (48)

Derrick Rose G/6-3/185 (Simeon, Chicago, IL) Memphis (4)

Kyle Singler F/6-9/210 (South Medford, Medford, OR) Duke (5)