It seems the BCS conferences have gobbled up all the 2006 McDonald's All-Americans. ACC - 7 Big 12 - 5 Pac 10 - 5 Big 11 - 3 Big East - 2 2 undecided - Come on Darrell!
East Earl Clark (Louisville) Mike Conley (Ohio State) Javaris Crittenton (Georgia Tech) Wayne Ellington (North Carolina) Gerald Henderson (Duke) Tywon Lawson (North Carolina) Vernon Macklin (Georgetown) Greg Oden (Ohio State) Scottie Reynolds (Oklahoma) Lance Thomas (Undecided) Brandan Wright (North Carolina) Thaddeus Young (Georgia Tech)
West Darrell Arthur (Undecided) D.J. Augustin (Texas) Chase Budinger (Arizona) Demond Carter (Baylor) Sherron Collins (Kansas) Daequan Cook (Ohio State) Kevin Durant (Texas) Spencer Hawes (Washington) James Keefe (UCLA) Brook Lopez (Stanford) Robin Lopez (Stanford) Jon Scheyer (Duke)
Here are some quotes from the West team's coach, Harvey Kitani:
"I've known Sherron from the Nike camp. He's every bit as good as the top point guards in the country," Kitani said of Collins, the 5-foot-11 playmaker out of Crane High in Chicago. "I think (KU has a) future All-American."
While Collins has Kitani's respect, Arthur has him in awe.
"Tremendous athleticism," Kitani said, echoing the murmurs of many bystanders who have honed in on the 6-foot-9 forward from South Oak Cliff High in Dallas at practice this week. "I think his potential is so far from being even tapped into. Once he gets everything together, it's going to be scary how good he's going to be."
Collins did not fare too well in the festivities last night. He came in last in the team ball competition going 2-7 from the floor and failed to advance to the next round in the dunk contest.