And one of the smallest players on the court helped decide the game. Nolan Hart, a 5-foot-10 guard from The Albany Academy lit up the Bishop Loughlin defense for 21 second-half points to help his team win a thrilling 92-87 victory.
Hart hit for 11 straight points in the second half to help his team overcome a slight deficit at 66-65.
Noted for his quick release and long-range skills, Hart has been steadily improving his individual game. He finished up with 24 points, including six of nine from beyond the three-point line.
Currently, Hart has interest from Dartmouth, Columbia, Colgate, and Lehigh. Nolan is still open in his recruiting process.
Hart expects to play for the The Albany City Rocks AAU program this spring. It's likely the Rocks will stay closer to home this April due to the period being non-contact for college coaches.
But the college coaches will have ample time to check out the Albany sharpshooter over the next 12 months. He's a late bloomer and perhaps could grow another two to three inches.