TOC: Felton vs. Horton

CHAPEL HILL - Carolina signee Raymond Felton tied the game in a match-up against sophomore target Jason Horton's Team Texas Elite team with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, but Elite pulled away in overtime to down Beach Ball Select in the second game of pool play on Saturday.

Felton celebrates his game-tying, buzzer-beating three-pointer.

"It was a great experience, but I played against [Felton] three times before last summer," Horton said. "I got to know his game a little bit last year. He's really good. He'll be a pro."

Felton dropped in 22, and Major Wingate added 26, but most everyone else on the team was doing more watching than playing. While Felton and Wingate were mostly a two-man show, Elite had a more balanced attack, which ultimately resulted in the overtime win. Horton dropped in 20 of his own.

Felton and Horton each looked to pass before looking to score themselves, but they knew when to shoot and when to distribute. There were a few out of control shots from each one, but they ran their respective teams for the most part.

"I think Felton did what he wanted offensively -- got to where he wanted on the court against Horton, physically overpowering him several times," IC's Clint Jackson observed. "But, on the other hand, Horton was familiar with Felton's game from previous experience and took it right at Felton on several occasions. There were two instances of note -- Horton scooted past him on the dribble and handed out a beautiful assist and later shook him with a crossover and hit a 15-footer."

This quite possibly could have been a look at the next two UNC point guards.

"I would love to come [to UNC] and play as a freshman," Horton said. "Anywhere I could go and play as a freshman, that's a great opportunity at any D-I school – especially North Carolina."

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