Basketball fans will get a glimpse into the future on Wednesday, when the top high school prospects in the country square off in the McDonald’s All-American Game 2018 Live Stream Online Tv Coverage.
2018 McDonald’s All-American Game Info
When: Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta
Live Stream: WatchOnline
The game will serve as a nice bridge between the Elite Eight and the Final Four of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, which picks up again on Saturday.
In one year’s time, some of the prep stars playing in this game could well be leading their teams to glory in March Madness. Here’s how to catch the action and a look at the top players who will take the court for the showcase in Atlanta.
The top-ranked player in the class of 2018, R.J. Barrett, is a smooth wingman who looks destined to become the next big thing at Duke (even if it’s almost assuredly going to be for one year only).
The Canadian-born prospect has a varied offensive game and is capable of putting up points in bunches. Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman compared him to an NBA player plying his trade in Canada, the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan:
“Scouts got to see Barrett last summer put up a memorable 38 points against USA in the U19 World Cup. He’s flashed a full repertoire of pull-ups, floaters and hard drives, and he’s improved since July with his three-point shooting.
“Barrett ultimately falls under the same player umbrella as DeRozan, a similarly built 2-guard or small forward valued for his ability to get a basket in the half court.”
Barrett was named the 2018 Gatorade National Player of the Year for 2018, and according to the Duke Chronicle’s Ben Leonard, he averaged 28.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida.