CHICAGO -- Cheick Diallo took everybody by surprise -- except himself.
He says he was targeting the MVP award at the boys' McDonald's All-American Game, and that's exactly what he achieved.
Diallo scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the East to a 111-91 win over the West in the prestigious game among high school stars.
Diallo was one of eight players in the game undecided about their college choice.
One of his options is St. John's, but the 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward said he didn't know new coach Chris Mullin.
"I really don't know him, so I don't want to talk about him," Diallo said.
The Mali native also is choosing among Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky and Pittsburgh.
Diamond Stone, who verbally committed to Maryland last week, added 14 points for the East.
But he was surprised by his performance.
"That I had three rebounds. I probably never had three rebounds in my life. That was shocking. I let the game come to me. I just happened to have 14 and three," Stone said.
Trailing 69-61, the East went on an 8-0 run in the second half to tie the score at 69.
Diallo extended the East lead to 83-72 after spinning by Jalen Brunson for an impressive layup.
"That's kind of natural because when I was younger I used to play soccer," Diallo said.
The East led 49-46 at the half. Isaiah Briscoe led the East with nine points, and Diallo scored eight and had seven rebounds in the half. Briscoe is signed with Kentucky.
Ingram kept the West in the game with 13 first-half points. The 6-8 small forward also is undecided.
Brunson, whose father, Rick, played in the game in 1991, finished with six points and seven rebounds.