A matchup between two of the state's top prep basketball programs lived up to its billing Thursday night as Riverside Academy captured an exciting 81-69 win at University High in Baton Rouge.
The Rebels, which trailed 63-61 at the end of three quarters, exploded with a 14-0 run to begin the final frame and never looked back.
One of the key components of the Rebel run and victory was 2016 dual-sport prospect Herb McGee, who finished with 17 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals (stats per Andrew Lopez/NOLA.com).
The junior, who doubles as a wide receiver on Riverside's football team, has been attracting interest from college basketball and football teams alike.
According to McGee, who TSD recently named one of the top players in his class, the thought of playing both sports on the collegiate level is one he still entertains.
"I think I will (be able to play both)," explained McGee, who has an LSU football offer. "I'm just going to take my visits and if I'm favoring one at the time, then that's what I'll do. But right now it would be both."
In the video below McGee details even more, including which schools are coming after him for football and where the home-state Tigers rank amongst programs recruiting him the heaviest.
The 6-foot-2, 176-pound shooting guard also discusses Riverside's season to date, how they flipped the game Thursday night and competing against former Red Storm teammates Skylar Mays and Wayde Sims.
VIDEO: McGee still has two-sport aspirations
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