D’Angelo Russell had quite a busy week. He balled out at the McDonald’s All American game, and then helped Montverde Academy (FL) to a national title. Oh, by the way, Montverde won last year as well, which makes them back-to-back champions. Much thanks to to tweet below for the alert, and wish that I could have made it out to the tournament this year.
D'Angelo Russell aka Young Steph Curry just won the Dick's Sporting Goods National High School Championship. #OhioState bound.
— Kristopher León (@GirlsLoveNerds) April 5, 2014
It was quite a thrilling tournament last year, but this season I was able to catch it on television. It seems like it just keeps getting better every year, and I’m definitely looking forward to the tournament’s future.
“I don’t know if the NCAA Tournament has ever had seven of the top eight teams [in an elite eight],” Montverde coach Kevin Boyle said Tuesday. “This is a tournament where you’re not 20 points better than everybody. There’s not a lot of room for error.”
We will have to see if they can go for the three-peat next season, but in the meantime they can enjoy the results of what has already been accomplished.
As far as Russell’s future, he will be joining the OSU Buckeyes next season and I expect him to be quite a clutch player for Thad Matta. One more Prep piece is on the way, and then be sure to keep an eye out for a slideshow about the teams that will most likely trade out of the first round of the draft.