Rashanti Harris   

Game 4 – New Hope (MS) vs. American Heritage (FL) – 82 to 78 (OT)

This game was by far the best game of the tournament so far the teams fought back and forth to gain control of a lead. This game also featured some elite players in Eloy Vargas (Florida) and Kenny Boynton (2009) from American Heritage. There were two players for New Hope that real made a name for themselves we huge performances, Rashanti Harris and Dale Hughes.

Rashanti Harris put on the performance of the tournament so far as he completely dominated on the inside; he finished the game with 32 points on 11-20 shooting and 9-10 from the line along with 25 rebounds. He was a complete beast on both ends of the floor and he is the type of player that doesn’t try and do things that aren’t his strong points in his game. He is likely a JUCO kid b/c of qualifying but he is a legit top 50 player in the country.

Dale Hughes finished with 34 points on 9-26 shooting and 5-13 from behind the arc along with 6 rebounds.

The standouts for American Heritage were Eloy Vargas who showed why he is a top 20 player in the country with an excellent array of moves in the post for easy buckets to go along with his defensive presence and rebounding. He finished the game with 21 points on 7-15 shooting, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kenny Boynton did not get a chance to showcase all of his abilities b/c of foul trouble. He was also facing a box and 1 defense; he finished with 13 points on 5-17 shooting and 3-9 from behind the arc along with 3 rebounds. I am expecting a better showing from him on day 3 it’s just too hard to contain a prolific scorer like him to games in a row.

When Boynton fouled out it left the scoring to Vargas and the ultra quick Raymond Taylor who the fastest player I have seen in the nation. He finished with 24 points on 9-25 shooting and 4-9 from behind the arc along with 5 assists and 6 steals. Everton Chin also pitched in 15 points for American Heritage. This was a great game to witness.