April 17, 2007

McDonald is ready for home cooking

If Texas guard Phillip McDonald looks well rested and at the top of his game this weekend at the Kingwood Classic, it's because he is relishing in sleeping in his own bed, eating home cooked food and in his own surroundings.

McDonald, who hails from Cypress Springs High School, will be one of the many high-major Division I players on the T-Mac All-Stars team. And after a "so-so" showing at the Pearland Classic last weekend, McDonald is hoping to come out strong at the Kingwood.

"It's like almost like a championship. It's a big weekend. Everyone is looking forward to it because it's the hometown, the H-Town. We have to do it in our place," McDonald said.

"It's a lot more comfortable (playing at home). You get to sleep in your own room, you don't have any roommates. It's nice. It's definitely an advantage; it's just right down the street."

College coaches are coming to his city to see the 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard. They did last weekend. Oklahoma State, Kansas, Baylor and Georgetown head coach John Thompson, III all saw him at the Pearland Classic.

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