Ballard High School senior Quentin Snider did it on both ends of the court on Monday night, helping the Bruins over Trinity 65-54 in the title game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School.
Snider, a University of Louisville signee, was named the Bob White Most Valuable Player of the prestigious holiday tournament.
Snider finished with 23 points on 5 of 10 from three-point range in front of U of L assistants Kevin Keatts, Mike Balado and Wyking Jones.
Snider also had three assists, two rebounds and two steals, including a strip of Trinity guard Trey Ivory at the basket in the final few minutes with Ballard leading 55-54.
"The MVP for this tournament is real, real big," Snider told Cardinal Authority. "This is real big for me and for my team."
Snider said he feels "so much more relaxed" since he signed with the Cardinals in November. He had been committed to Illinois but flipped back to the Cardinals in the end.
Now, he said he's been working hard on his defense and it's showing off.
"I know when I get to Louisville I have to play defense," he said. "Louisville's defense is chaotic, so I know I have to play it."
Snider joins a long line of excellent players who were named MVP of the event, including former U of L point guard Peyton Siva.