Okafor, Mudiay have big games in McDonald’s

Isaiah Whitehead, Trey Lyles

CHICAGO (AP) — Jahlil Okafor scored 17 points and had seven rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay added 15 points as the West team defeated the East 105-102 in the boys McDonald’s All-American game on Wednesday night.

Justin Jackson, who shared co-MVP honors with Okafor led the East with 23 points. The North Carolina commit was 11-of-14 shooting.

Tyus Jones made a 3 with 1:46 left to get the East within 99-98 and his fadeaway baseline jumper gave the East a shortlived lead at 103-102 with 47.7, but his future Duke teammate gave the West the lead back for a good with a dunk with 40 seconds left.

Indiana commit James Blackmon Jr. missed a 3 with 2.9 seconds left that would have tied the game for the East. Blackmon finished with 13 points.

Rashad Vaughn, who is going to UNLV made a jumper and then had a dunk to give the West an 82-74 lead midway through the half, but Jackson kept the East in the game, scoring seven points in a 2:10 span.

Mudiay, who is going to play for Larry Brown next season at SMU, drove the lane for a dunk in the final seconds to close out the first half as the West cut the East lead to 51-50.

Jackson, a North Carolina commit, led all scorers in the first half with 10. Ohio State commit D’Angelo Russell added nine points on 4-of-6 shooting for the East. Okafor led the West with 8 points and five rebounds.

Jones finished with 10 assists and seven points for the East Kevon Looney added 11 rebounds and six points.

Tech’s Trey Lyles contributed 8 points and 8 rebounds for the West.

 

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