Drew Shines in Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The adidas Super 64 championship, which featured the Atlanta Celtics and Pump N' Run Elite, was among the most anticipated matchups of the big week. Although Pump N' Run couldn't get over the hump, it was a North Carolina commitment that kept them in the game.

From the opening tip, the Atlanta Celtics raced out to an early lead that eventually expanded to double-digits. However, Pump N' Run Elite stayed in striking distance because of timely shooting by Larry Drew.

"I got better and better each game [out here]," Drew said. "Usually in a tournament a team comes out really rusty, but I think we made a statement at the start of this. We just couldn't pull it out in the end."

Although Pump N' Run lost, 75-64, it was Larry Drew that helped keep the game from getting out of hand. The 6-foot senior-to-be hit four three-pointers and finished with a team high 16 points.

Drew, who was of 4-for-9 from deep, scored his other two buckets off of a floater and a lay up in transition.

"Since the first game I've been shooting really well and one of my main focuses was to come out here and keep all my fundamentals right and just put the ball in the hole," Drew said following the game.

With his college decision out of the way, life has been a lot less stressful for Drew. The Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft standout said he can focus on other things that will help him prep for college.

"It's a lot easier for me. I can just focus on my workouts and school. It's a big load off my shoulders."

Drew also reiterated his excitement to become a Tar Heel.

"It's just a great program," he said. "I love Roy. I love Roy to death. I think he can push my game to the next level. It's just a five-star program."

Next up for Drew is the adidas Best of Summer tournament, which is being held in Los Angeles.

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