Behanan, Blackshear both named Burger Boys

Here's part of the release from U of L:

Two University of Louisville men's basketball signees have been named to participate in the prestigious 2011 McDonald's All-America high school basketball game.

Wayne Blackshear, a 6-5 guard from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, and Chane Behanan, a 6-7 forward from Bowling Green (Ky.) High School, have been selected to participate in the all-star game on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago. Behanon will play for the East team while Blackshear will play for the West squad.

The players were among 24 selected from a list of more than 2,500 nominees nationwide. It is the first time under U of L Coach Rick Pitino that the Cardinals have signed two members of the All-America team in the same recruiting class.

"It doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but it does mean a lot to the young men in terms of making the team," said Pitino. "Whether they made it or not, we're very excited to have them in our program. It's a tremendous honor for them and we're really proud of them. We hope more than anything else that they play hard in the game and get everything they can out of the game."

It is the fifth time the Cardinals have had a pair of signees who have played in the McDonald's All-America game since its origination in 1977. Previous U of L duos that signed with the Cardinals in a single year include Jerry Eaves and Scooter McCray in 1978, Milt Wagner and Manual Forrest in 1981, Tony Kimbro and Pervis Ellison in 1985 and Jerome Harmon and LaBradford Smith in 1987. Current U of L sophomore point guard Peyton Siva is the last Cardinal selected for the McDonald's All-America game in 2009. A total of 26 McDonald's All-America game selections have either signed or played at U of L.

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