Congratulations to Edrice “Bam” Adebayo and Malik Monk, who were both named finalists for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Player of the Year award this morning, along with Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Josh Jackson (undecided), and Jayson Tatum (Duke).
The McDonald’s All-American Game crew had this to say about Bam, a 6’10” 240 lbs. power foward from High Point, North Carolina.
“Adebayo is a tall and physical forward who uses his strength to dominate the paint. Defensively, his size allows him to disrupt opponents’ shots and regularly collect rebounds. Offensively, Adebayo is explosive at the rim, can finish with either hand and showcases a nice shooting touch.”
…And Monk, a 6’3″ 185 lbs. shooting guard from Bentonville, Arkansas.
“Monk is a superb athlete who can score from all over the floor whether it is off the dribble or from behind-the-arc. Always attacking the hoop, Monk can get to the rim for a strong finish or pass it off to a teammate for an easy basket. While he excels at scoring, he’s also a floor general with great dribbling skills.”
Congrats, guys. Check out our profiles of Malik and Bam for our “Next Five” series:
We’ll finish up the series with my profile of De’Aaron Fox tonight.