? MICHAEL BEASLEY (below) scored 23 points on 10-of-13
shooting and had 12 rebounds to take MVP honors in the East's 114--112 win in
the McDonald's All American game. The power forward from Notre Dame Prep
( Fitchburg, Mass.), who is headed to Kansas State, had six offensive boards,
several of which he dunked back in.
? THE MOST EXCITING of the game's dunks in an
otherwise numbing procession: a baseline drive and tomahawk slam from Johnny
Flynn, a 6-foot guard from Niagara Falls (N.Y.) High and a Syracuse
? JASMINE THOMAS won MVP of the girls' game. The
Duke-bound guard from Oakton High ( Fairfax, Va.) had 16 points, nine rebounds,
six assists and three steals in a 105--76 win for the East.