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Scouting 2023 McDonald’s All American men’s basketball recruits

Scouting 2023 McDonald's All American men's basketball recruits

Twenty-four of the top 30 men’s college basketball recruits in the 2023 ESPN 100 were named McDonald’s All Americans on Tuesday.

Fifteen colleges (so far) were represented among the rosters, with four Kentucky commits leading the way, followed by three future Duke players.

The top 10 prospects in the 2023 class were named All Americans, headlined by No. 1 recruit Justin Edwards.

Twenty years after LeBron James made the McDonald’s All American Game as a member of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s (Ohio), his son, Bronny James, the No. 28 recruit, will play in the game. The younger James is the highest-ranked uncommitted recruit remaining in the ESPN 100.

How good is this group of recruits? What will each player bring to the table at the next level? We break down each prospect’s strengths and how each got to become a McDonald’s All American.

Committed to: Iowa State | 2023 ESPN 100 ranking: 10
Waukee High School (Iowa)

Biliew is an elite defensive player who gains an advantage over his opponents thanks to his motor and physicality at that end of the floor. He’s a very good rebounder and shot-blocker, but can also switch in ball screens to cause problems for the ball handler. Offensively, he’s excellent at running the floor and finishing in traffic and has improved his faceup game and jumper.

Committed to: Michigan State | 2023 ESPN 100 ranking: 7
Cathedral High School (Indiana)

Booker was unranked a year ago at this time but bloomed over the summer. He is a long-framed big who excels at dunking and blocking. He has incredible open-floor speed and is one of the better shooters in his class for his size (6-foot-10, 210 pounds). Booker is humble and has all the physical tools at 6-11 with a 7-5 wingspan. With his tremendous upside and Tom Izzo’s tutelage, his game and archetype will fit at the next level.

Committed to: Kentucky | 2023 ESPN 100 ranking: 4
Camden High School (New Jersey)

As a 7-foot center, Bradshaw shows the ability to run the floor rim-to-rim, rebound on the offensive glass and finish above the rim. Bradshaw likes to play more of a faceup game and can shoot the ball better than most know about; in fact, he is…

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