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Khem Birch Stars in All American Game

With a host of star power in the annual McDonald's High School All American game, including two other star Canadians in Myck Kabongo and Kyle Witjer, Khem Birch clearly had the best game of the three. Both Kabongo (7 rebounds, 5 assist) and Wiltjer (he had 11 points) did not look out of place among the elite by any means but Birch had 15 points, 10 rebounds (9 on the O end) and 6 blocks in the game and showed a lot of energy and quickness. I think the most impressive thing about Birch was his second jump off the floor that is something he'll use to his advantage in the Big East Conference next season at Pitt. His great performance comes after there were reports that he was not impressive in the training days leading up to the game. I bet those people are eating their words now. Oh yeah, the East beat the West 111-96.

Kabongo, Birch and Wiljter are Jordan Branded

Yes, yes people. As I suspected, the three Canadians named Myck Kabongo, Khem Birch and Kyle Wiltjer who were selected to the McDonald's All American Game were also selected to the Jordan Brand Classic. Their selections mean that they represent the largest contingent of Canucks in the spotlight game not including the International game that had three players participate last year. This means that these three players will likely not be going in for the All Canada Classic due to the two all star game rule the NCAA has for high school players but it does signify that they are definite elite level players. Congratulations to all three. This is a definite honor that not many, let alone Canadians, get.

Kabongo Stays a Longhorn

I don't know what happened to cause the opening of his commitment but I'm sure that the Longhorns are relieved that Myck is still taking that ticket to Texas for next fall.

Kabongo Says Maybe to the Longhorns Now

So after having committed to the Texas Longhorns two summers ago, where current Canadians Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson play, Myck had decommitted this weekend. This is big news and really not all that surprising after his incredible summer. Myck will have a lot of schools vying for his game and you can bet that it will get pretty heated. We'll keep you updated.

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