Regardless, it was the best young kinds that ABCD had to offer and there were good players on the court. Before we forget, the Gold team defeated the Black team 117-93 but who really cares?
What you need to know is that Brandon Rush (15 points, 5 rebounds) was the best prospect on the floor. I know, a lot of you are probably shaking your heads wondering why he was in the game. He's a senior, right? Wrong.
Rush has been reclassified as a junior and will attend Mount Zion Christian Academy this fall. The brother of Kareem and Jaron put it all together this week. Form the moment we arrived here he's been terrific. In this game he did everything from finish with flair to finish his jumpers.
He's got Jaron's size and Kareem's scoring package and he's starting to really heat up.
Aside from Rush, Tasmin Mitchell strung together a great effort. He had 15 points in the decisive third quarter and really set the tone for the rest of the game. He finished with 20 points and 12 boards.
As you might have figured from taking a gander at the final score, the kids had fun in this one. So much fun that the game had its lighter moments. For instance, guard Jawan Carter put on a little dribbling exhibition that culminated with him bouncing the rock off Tony Freeman's head. Now Freeman wasn't really jacked up about that part, but again, it was an all-star game and it was all for show.
Here's a look at the boxscore from the game.