Before we get to enjoy another Final Four this weekend, tune into ESPN on Wednesday night for the McDonald's All American game. Two dozen of the best high school basketball players will put their skills on display for a national audience. Two of those players are future Longhorns, Kevin Durant and DJ Augustin.
Durant is a 6'9" 204 lb. swingman out of Maryland. Durant chose Texas over Connecticut and North Carolina and is considered the second best prospect in the country. Durant is a wing player who combines NBA shooting range with an ability to get the rim. He will be a welcome sight for Longhorn fans this fall.
Augustin is 5'11" 180 lb. point guard originally from Louisiana. DJ relocated to Sugar Land after the hurricanes last fall. Augustin is a complete, pass first and score second, point guard. He uses his incredible quickness well on both ends of the floor. Augustin could develop next season into the true floor leader we lacked this season.
Also playing with Durant and Augustin on the West Team is Darrell Arthur. Arthur is 6'9" 220 lb. power forward from South Oak Cliff in Dallas. He led his team to the 4A Texas state title earlier this month. Arthur is one of two McDonald's All Americans who has not signed a letter of intent for next season. He has narrowed his list of schools to Kansas and Texas. Most think Arthur is waiting until after Lamarcus Aldridge decides whether or not to return to Texas. If Aldridge turns pro and Arthur commits to Texas, Rick Barnes' class of seven players will challenge Ohio State's and North Carolina's for tops in the country.
McDonald's All American Game: Wednesday March 29th ESPN 9 PM CST.