Nigel Williams-Goss is gearing up for the McDonald’s All American Game, but his competitive focus remains on the National High School Invitational later this week. He is trying to enjoy the moment, though, before he snaps back into competitive mode for his Findlay Prep team.
“It should be great,” said Williams-Goss, West team’s point guard. “It’s a lifelong dream and I’m here with a bunch of my friends. Can’t ask for more than that. It’s gonna be a good time. No worries.”
Every player in the tournament participating in the McDonald’s All American Game and the NHSI will have a one day turnaround. They have practice this week and the game is on Wednesday.
“I’m gonna hop right off the plane and head to our shootaround,” said Williams-Goss. “I know it’ll be different, but I’m going in with the mindset that I’ll still be at my best.”
It does not always happen that way though; we’ll just have to see if it has an impact. Williams-Goss’ team plays Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) at 6 p.m.
“I won’t lie, that’s gonna be tough,” Montverde’s Kasey Hill said. “The travel alone is gonna make it tough, but we’ve gotta do what we’ve gotta do.”
If I can make my way to Bethesda, then I will hopefully be getting some video coverage of the tournament.