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Weekly Notebook: The McDonald's All American Game's Biggest Snubs



St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) point guard Tyler Ennis was left off the McDonald's All American Game roster. / AP

There was just as much talk about who didn’t make the 2013 McDonald’s All American Game as who did.

Granted, this is a hot topic every year when the roster drops. It’s almost impossible to please everyone, making the selection committee’s job beyond difficult.

MORE: McDonald's All-American Games rosters announced

That said, here’s a list of the biggest McDonald’s snubs this year: Southwind (Memphis) shooting guard JaJuan Johnson, Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) shooting guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Ottawa (Ottawa, Kan.) wing Semi Ojeleye, St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) point guard Tyler Ennis, North (Wichita, Kan.) shooting guard Conner Frankamp and Douglas (Oklahoma City, Okla.) point guard Stephen Clark.

All have been exceptional this season.

We’re leaving Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forward Julius Randle off of the snub list because we think the committee will eventually add him.   

MORE: Randle returns in fine form

Clark eclipses 3,000 points

Douglas (Oklahoma City, Okla.) point guard Stephen Clark eclipsed the 3,000-point mark for his career on Feb. 8 in an 80-66 win over Northeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.).

Clark, an Oklahoma State signee, finished with 19 points in the win.

In his next game, Clark racked up 41 points and 17 assists in a win.

Poster of the Week

This week’s Poster of the Week winner is St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) guard Isaiah Briscoe.

Last weekend in a game against Hun (Princeton, N.J.), Briscoe intercepted Grant Mackay’s pass and threw down a vicious dunk on his back as Mackay attempted the block.

Mackay got whistled for the foul and the crowd erupted into the typical, “Oooh!”

Briscoe responded by staring Mackay down and walking toward him, which led to him getting hit with a technical foul.

St. Benedict’s Prep ended up winning big, 65-37. You can watch the dunk below.

Basketball Commits

Rainier Beach (Seattle) forward Shaqquan Aaron to Louisville.

Follow Jason Jordan on Twitter @JayJayUSATODAY.

 

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