Snider leads Magic to adidas title

With Louisville commitment Quentin Snider leading the way, the Louisville Magic captured one of the most prestigious tournament titles of the summer on Sunday.

The Louisville Magic won eight games this weekend and beat the Memphis-based Team Thad by 20 in the championship game to win the 16-year-old division at the adidas Invitational at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

D'Angelo Russell, ranked No. 12 by Scout.com in the Class of 2014, led the Magic in the title game with 21 points, while Louisville commitment Quentin Snider added 15 points and six assists.

"It's real huge for us," coach Ellis Myles, a former Louisville player said of the win. The main thing all week was they I kept our guys motivated by telling them we were not as good as Team Thad. We ended up going on and getting a 20-point victory over them, so that's a huge victory.

"It's big for us and it's big for our guys. But the best thing was that it was never just one guy. You never knew who was going to have their standout game."

Snider, who is from Ballard High School, led the team in scoring through the tournament at 17 points a game. He's ranked No. 25 in the class and continued his strong summer play.

"Just another weekend of what he has been doing this spring and summer," Myles said. "He continues to do it. He wants to move into that top 15 where he really knows he belongs and that is ranked as one of the top elite guards in the country."

Snider said he was excited for getting a win in front of a large crowd on Sunday.

"We won this last year and wanted it again," Snider said. "It was a great experience for us. I felt like I controlled the game as the point guard and tried finding open people.

"I still have a lot to prove but this (spring and summer) has been fun. I want to be ranked at least in the top 15 in the nation, that's my goal."

Russell was solid the entire tournament, while another '14 U of L prospect - Shane Hall - played with the Magic for the first time this weekend. Hall had 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots in the championship game.

The Magic will play in the NY2LA event this week in Milwaukee.


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