May 23, 2022

The country’s top high school basketball players headed to Hardwood in Chicago for the 2022 McDonald’s All-American Games, and as expected, with such talented rosters – on all lineups – the highlights hit overnight.

When the final buzz rang out, East West topped both matches – 95-75 for the girls; For boys 10 102-75 — Kiki Rice and Gabriela Jacques have earned co-MVPs in the girls game and Darik Whitehead has been honored in the boys game.

It was high-flying and fun, and it was nice to see the game after a two year break.

Here are some top shots from all the action in Wintrust Arena

Related: See the latest USA Today Sports Super 25 High School Basketball Rankings

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Ashlon Jackson (2) of the West is driving behind Ashley Watkins of the East.

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Talesia Cooper in the east, left, and Aliah Giles in the west are fighting for a loose ball.

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East Paris Clarke, left, and West KK Bransford are fighting for a loose ball.

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Alia Gayles of the West, on the left, is heading for the basket, bypassing Grace Van Sluten of the East in the first half.

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East Paris Clarke, on the left, snatches the ball from Maya Nazir in the west.

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Jania Barker of the East is shooting at Reagan Bear in the West.

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Mirror Patterson of the East blocked a shot by Flousse Johnson of the West.

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In the second half, West’s Gabriela Jacuez (11) defended and East’s Kiki Rice took the basket.

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Lauren Bates on the west, shot on the right, Kyla Oldacre (44) on the east.

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Former Kiki Rice, left, and West Gabriella Jacques: McDonald’s co-MVP of All American Girls basketball.

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East’s Cam Whitmore (22) and Ernest Udeh put pressure on West’s Mark Mitchell.

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East Ernest Udeh (21) is battling West Kizani Wright for a loose ball to watch Julian Phillips (5) in the first half.

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Mark Mitchell (25) of the West drove in the first half between Dillon Mitchell (23) of the East and Derek Lively.

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Kizani Wright in the west fired at Cam Whitmore in the east.

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Nick Smith Jr. of the West, flicked the ball in the first half.

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Casson Wallace, in the west, drives in the basket between the center, Ernest Udeh (21) in the east, and Cam Whitmore in the first half.

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Jared Walker of East caught the ball in the net in the first half.

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West Grady Dick (3) sandwiches between Chris Livingston of the East, left and Derek Lively in the second half.

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East Darik Whitehead, Left, and Arterio Maurice MacDonald celebrate near the end of the All-American Boys basketball game

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East Arterio Morris, center, drives towards the basket between George (1) in the west of Kiyante as K’ail Wire also saves in the second half.

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East’s Derek Lively caught the ball in the second half.

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Darik Whitehead of the East: McDonald’s All American Boys Basketball MVP.

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