Kansas McDonald's All-American Bios

Here's the player Bios from the McD's game. All three players will be on the West squad: Mario ChalmersMARIO CHALMERS Bartlett High School - Anchorage, AK Hometown: Anchorage, AK Height: 6'2 - Weight: 180 - Position: Guard PPG 27.0 - APG 6.0 - SPG 8.0 College: Kansas

Mario Chalmers is one of the most complete players in this year's class. He can score from anywhere on the court, possessing a lethal three-point shot and great driving ability. He is mature beyond his years and constantly making his teammates better, getting them open shots. As a junior, he carried Bartlett to the state championship game, leading the team in points, assists, steals and even blocked shots. He also converted 90% of his free throws. Mario is a three-time All-State selection and two-time Alaska State Player of the Year. He will join Julian Wright and Micah Downs at Kansas next season.

Micah Downs

MICAH DOWNS Juanita High School - Kirkland, WA Hometown: Bothell, WA Height: 6'8 - Weight: 192 - Position: Guard PPG 24.0 - RPG 13.0 - BPG 2.0 College: Kansas

Micah is an exceptional athlete who has a 37-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot wingspan and adept ball handling skills for a player 6'8. He is also a very hard worker and displays exceptional explosiveness off the dribble and an accurate mid range jumper. Micah is one of the most fun players to watch because he does a little bit of everything. He can block shots, rebound the basketball and has a great feel for the game. He averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as a junior at Juanita High School. Micah will attend Kansas in the fall.

Julian Wright

JULIAN WRIGHT Homewood-Flossmoor High School - Flossmoor, IL Hometown: Chicago Heights, IL Height: 6'9 - Weight: 215 - Position: Forward PPG 14.0 - RPG 8.0 - APG 4.0 College: Kansas

Julian is a powerful defender who is extremely exciting to watch because of his ability to make highlight plays. He plays with a lot of flair and has proven to be a team leader, leading his school to many big victories. At 6'9, Julian has terrific court awareness and the ability to distribute the ball, which he can effectively do with either hand. He excels at slashing to the basket and finishes with a soft jump shot. As a junior, he led his team to the state finals where they suffered a loss to 2004 McDonald's All American Shaun Livingston and his Peoria team. Julian will continue to excel next season when he joins fellow McDonald's All Americans Micah Downs and Mario Chalmers as Kansas Jayhawks.

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