Talk about ‘pre-rookie cards’…
Fans and players at Wednesday night’s McDonald’s High School All American game got trading cards from Topps.
Not all of the players in the McDonald’s All American games will go on to play in the NBA or WNBA, but you might recall one guy from the 2006 game who’s done OK.
Name of Kevin Durant.
Fans who watched this year’s game Wednesday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee received packs with two cards, one boy and one girl.
Each of the 24 players on the boys and girls sides received a stack–some of which they had to sign for a special charity auction. Some of this year’s cards–and those from prior years–
It was a big thrill for guys like Hopkinsville, Kentucky’s Scotty Hopson.
"It was my first card," Hopson said. "Hopefully, it won’t be my last."
UCLA signee Jrue Holiday of Campbell Hall of North Hollywood, California said he’s a bit of a collector thanks to a group of cards his father passed on to him.
"I have two binders of cards that my daddy used to collect and he gave them to me and I started with them," Holiday told USA Today. "It’s crazy, knowing that Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, all those dudes had cards and now I’m on one."
The East stars beat the West 107-102 in a game devoid of much defense.
6-4 Tyreke Evans of American Christian in Chester, Pa., was named the game’s MVP for his line of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Evans has yet to commit to a college but has narrowed his choices to Texas, Villanova, Memphis and UConn.