Gerald Green rising; Louis Williams falling

Indiana's Josh McRoberts and Houston's Gerald Green were among the stars at the McDonald's All-American Game.

Updated: April 6, 2005, 1:51 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- LeBron James, they are not. But the high school Class of 2005 put on one of the most entertaining McDonald's All-American games ever Wednesday night.

Too bad there weren't many NBA personnel people left in the arena to actually see them play. Most GMs and scouts left South Bend unimpressed after the two teams put on a private scrimmage Tuesday afternoon.

The few NBA people in the stands Wednesday saw several potential prospects deliver the goods, but it was several kids who aren't seriously thinking about the NBA draft who stood out in the minds of the scouts and GMs who watched the games.

Indiana native Josh McRoberts won the MVP award, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 boards in 24 minutes.

Point guards Greg Paulus and Mario Chalmers outplayed the more-hyped Monta Ellis and Louis Williams.

Big man Andrew Bynum dominated in the paint.

And Chicago native Julian Wright was outhustling everyone on both ends of the floor.

Which players helped their NBA draft stock, and which hurt it?

Insider sat in on two days of practices, a private scrimmage Tuesday and Wednesday's big game and talked to a number of NBA scouts and GMs throughout the week.

Here's our verdict of whose stock is up and whose stock is down after the big game.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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