Shabazz Muhammad,  Kyle Anderson

Shabazz Muhammad, Nerlens Noel highlight Parade All-Americans

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Parade Magazine released its 2012 All-America Team on Sunday, and many familiar faces are on the list with the top two players in the class of 2012 leading the way.

Kentucky signee Nerlens Noel and UCLA signee Shabazz Muhammad are both on the list, as are forward Kyle Anderson (UCLA) , guard Gary Harris (Michigan State) and center Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona).

In all the list has forty players, with Arizona, Kentucky and UCLA leading the way with three commits each.

By conference, the Pac-12 led the way with nine players making the list with the Big Ten following with six. The Ivy League even had a future player make the team (guard Tony Hicks), as did the Atlantic Sun (forward John Ross Glover).

Just two players on the team have yet to commit: Davonta Pollard and Savon Goodman. According to multiple outlets Goodman, who hails from Philadelphia, took an official visit to SMU over the weekend.

Adolphus Washington Taft Cincinnati, Ohio 6’5″ F Ohio State
Alex Poythress Northeast Clarksville, Tenn. 6’8″ F Kentucky
Archie Goodwin Sylvan Hills High Sherwood, Ark. 6’4″ G Kentucky
Brandon Ashley Findlay Prep Henderson, Nev. 6’8″ F Arizona
Brice Johnson Edisto Cordova, S.C. 6’9″ F North Carolina
Bruce Marshall Fayette Fayette, Mo. 6’10” C Missouri State
Cameron Biedscheid Cardinal Ritter St. Louis, Mo. 6’8″ F Notre Dame
Deandre Burnett Carol City Miami Gardens, Fla. 6’1″ G Miami
Devonta Pollard Kemper County High De Kalb, Miss. 6’7″ F undecided
Dewayne Russell Peoria Peoria, Ariz. 5’10” G USC
Gary Harris Hamilton Southeastern Fishers, Ind. 6’4″ G Michigan State
Grant Jerrett Lutheran La Verne, Calif. 6’10” F Arizona
Isaiah Cousins Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, N.Y. 6’4″ G Oklahoma
Javion Watson San Ysidro San Diego, Calif. 6’2″ G Long Beach State
Joe McDonald Landon School Bethesda, Md. 6’1″ G George Wash.
John Ross Glover Univ. School of Jackson Jackson, Tenn. 6’4″ F Lipscomb
John Simons Cadillac Cadillac, Mich. 6’8″ F Central Michigan
Jordan Loveridge West Jordan West Jordan, Utah 6’6″ F Utah
Josh Scott Lewis-Palmer Monument, Colo. 6’9″ C Colorado
Kaleb Tarczewski St. Mark’s Southborough, Mass. 7’0″ C Arizona
Kenneth Gaines Whitefield Academy Mableton, Ga. 6’4″ G Georgia
Kris Dunn New London New London, Conn. 6’4″ G Providence
Kyle Anderson St. Anthony Jersey City, N.J. 6’8″ F UCLA
Marcus Paige Linn-Mar High Marion, Iowa 6’2″ G North Carolina
Matt Costello Bay City Western Auburn, Mich. 6’10” F Michigan State
Maurice Watson Boys Latin Charter School Philadelphia, Penn. 5’10” G Boston U.
Mike Gesell South Sioux City South Sioux City, Neb. 6’2″ G Iowa
Mitch McGary Brewster Academy Wolfeboro, N.H. 6’10” F Michigan
Nerlens Noel Tilton School Tilton, N.H. 6’10” C Kentucky
Omar Calhoun Christ the King High Middle Village, N.Y. 6’4″ G UConn
Perry Ellis Heights Wichita, Kan. 6’8″ F Kansas
Rasheed Sulaimon Strake Jesuit Houston, Texas 6’4″ G Duke
Rodney Purvis Upper Room Christian Raleigh, N.C. 6’4″ G N.C. State
Sam Dekker Sheboygan Area Lutheran Sheboygan, Wis. 6’8″ F Wisconsin
Savon Goodman Constitution Philadelphia, Penn. 6’6″ F undecided
Shabazz Muhammad Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, Nev. 6’6″ G UCLA
Stefan Moody Poinciana Kissimmee, Fla. 5’10” G Florida Atlantic
Tony Hicks St. Rita Chicago, Ill. 6’2″ G Pennsylvania
Tony Parker Miller Grove Lithonia, Ga. 6’9″ C UCLA
Twymond Howard Pearl High Pearl, Miss. 6’6″ F UTEP

Raphielle is also the assistant editor at and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student


Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.