James Is Impressive Again in Victory

From Associated Press

LeBron James, an almost-certain No. 1 pick in this summer's NBA draft, scored 27 points Wednesday in leading the East to a 122-107 victory over the West in the 26th annual McDonald's All-American high school basketball game.

"I'm not even thinking about the next All-Star game," he said with a smile, when asked if he were already preparing for the NBA. "I'm just trying to have fun with my teammates and enjoy this latest victory."

James -- who didn't make a shot outside five feet -- added seven rebounds and seven assists and was named most valuable player.

By halftime James had 10 points and five assists as the East built a 60-51 lead in a game that featured almost no defense. At times, James didn't even come down the floor to guard his man, hanging back awaiting an outlet pass that he could turn into another highlight.

He finished 12 for 24 from the field, 0 for 5 from the three-point line.

In the girls' game, Katie Gearlds scored 17 points as the West, coached by James Anderson of Harbor City Narbonne, beat the East, 92-72.

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