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McDonald's All-America Game: Michael Carter-Williams Has Skills


The McDonald's All-America Game is Wednesday but the festivities kicked off Monday with the Skills Competition. Sure, these are some of the finest basketball players in the nation, but can they dribble past cones?

The Skills Competition gives one of the All-Americans the opportunity to prove he is the most adept, well-rounded player when it comes to shooting, passing and dribbling. And that player is incoming Syracuse Orange Michael Carter-Williams.

Carter-Williams, who attends St. Andrew's School in Barrington, R.I., blew away his two competitors in the field.

Myck Kabongo, a University of Texas recruit, went through the course in 31.8 seconds. Brad Beal, a University of Florida commit, clocked in a 32.9 seconds.

Carter-Williams completed the course in 26.2 seconds.

The Gatorade Rhode Island Boys Basketball Player of the Year and fellow Orange recruit Rakeem Christmas will play Wednesday in the main event.

Here's some footage from the event. When you realize he had to do this while Ronald McDonald was staring at him the entire time, it makes it even more impressive:

Here's ESPN's analysis of the All-Americans in the backcourt, including MCW, and those in the frontcourt, including Rakeem Christmas.