Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
By Leah Hendrickson
The rosters for the annual McDonald's All-American Game were announced Thursday and three local prospects were selected.
Morgan Park star Wayne Blackshear will play on the West Team alongside Anthony Davis of Perspectives Charter. They will be coached by Westchester's St. Joseph High School head coach Gene Pingatore.
Blackshear, a Louisville recruit, and Davis, a Kentucky recruit, played AAU basketball together.
Tennessee recruit Ariel Massengale, from Bollingbrook, will play for the East in the girls game. Dorothy Gaters, from Chicago's Marshall High School, will coach the West Team.
Both games will take place March 30 at the United Center.
Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things.
In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.
On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family.
Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather.
Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!
Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above.