The number one and number two teams in the country faced off on Monday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic, and it came down to one play.
Nigel Williams-Goss hit a buzzer beater three to pull number one Findlay Prep over number two Montverde Academy 62-59.
“That was probably 1A or 1B in my career,” Williams-Goss said of his late shot. “It’s right up there. I made a floater for the go-ahead basket in the championship game against them last year. But this one was pretty good too.”
The point guard, who will attend the University of Washington, was apparently certain of the result before anyone else was.
“When you are a shooter and you know you are going to shoot it … I knew it was going in,” said the point guard.
That’s Gilbert Arenas, in his prime, status right there.
Findlay Prep coach Todd Simon’s team apparently took insult at the media who said that Montverde was better than Findlay.
“I think they were tired of hearing that we might not be the best team on paper,” Simon said. “That was enough motivation.”
Williams-Goss scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to rally his team back from an 11-point gap.
“Nigel is as good a guard as there is in the country,” Simon said. “He just took over the game. We had poise as a team; he had poise. We just wanted to keep the ball in his hands at the end.”
If Findlay keeps the ball in Williams-Goss’ hands, then they could be number one in the country for some time now.