Swanigan Has Quiet Night At McDonald’s All-American Game

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CHICAGO (AP) – Homestead senior Caleb Swanigan tallied two points on 1-of-5 shooting, five rebounds, and two blocks as he went up against the country’s best players at the annual McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday night.
Swanigan was in the starting line-up for the West team, who fell to the East by a final of 111-91.
Cheick Diallo scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the East.
Trailing 69-61, the East went on an 8-0 run in the second half to tie the score at 69.
Antonio Blakeney, an LSU commit, had two dunks in the span. Dwayne Bacon, a Florida State commit, opened up the lead for the East with a three-point play to put the East up 76-71.
Diallo, the game’s MVP, extended the East lead to 83-72 after spinning by Jalen Brunson for an impressive layup. The Mali native is choosing among Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and St. John’s. He is listed at 6 feet, 9 inches, 230 pounds.
Allonzo Trier finished with 17 points for the West and Brandon Ingram had 15 points.
Diallo, who is uncommitted to a school, pumped his stock up with an impressive all-around performance.
The East led 49-46 at the half. Isaiah Briscoe led the East with nine points and Diallo scored eight and had seven rebounds in the half. Briscoe is signed with Kentucky.
Ingram kept the West in the game with 13 first-half points. The 6-8 small forward is also undecided.
The West’s Stephen Zimmerman Jr. and Carlton Bragg woke up the crowd in the first half with back-to-back dunks. Bragg followed the 7-footer’s dunk with a breakaway windmill slam.
Brunson, whose father, Rick, played in the game in 1991, finished with six points and seven rebounds.
Swanigan will play for the USA Junior National Select Team April 11 in Portland at the Nike Hoops Summit against the World Select Team.
He will also play in Brooklyn at the Jordan Brand Classic April 17.

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