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Samardo Samuels is a Slam All-American

USA Today National Player of the Year Samardo Samuels got to see his name in print again this week when Slam Magazine named him as one of the five members of its High School All-American team.

Samardo Samuels, St. Benedict's Prep, Newark, NJ: We feel really, really badly for anyone who has to try and check `Mardo in college next season, because this kid's a beast. After dominating the Jersey prep ranks for a minute, the burly, 6-9 Samuels will be down in Louisville next fall, where he figures to give Rick Pitino the sort of no-joke post presence he's been lacking in recent years. He's a bad man.

Samuels was joined on the team by Tyreke Evans (Memphis), Jrue Holiday (UCLA), Brandon Jennings (Arizona) and Greg Monroe (Georgetown).

And that's the story of how I became a Brandon Jennings fan