Incoming UNC men’s basketball recruit Nassir Little made history Sunday night, when he joined LeBron James as just the second player to ever win MVP honors at both the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic–the two most prestigious high school All-American games.
Little scored 24 points Sunday in the Jordan Brand Classic on 9-for-14 shooting from the floor to go along with six rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal. This comes after he posted 28 points in the McDonald’s game a couple weeks ago, the third-highest point total in that event’s history.
He was forced to share the Jordan Brand game’s MVP award, however, with future LSU star Emmitt Williams–who nailed 22 of his 23 shots to finish with a staggering line of 44 points and seven rebounds.
Another future Tar Heel also had a great game Sunday night, as guard Coby White tallied 21 points, five rebounds and four assists of his own.
Despite losing Theo Pinson and Joel Berry this offseason due to graduation, it appears things are still looking up for head coach Roy Williams’ program with Little and White poised to step in and take over right away.
Photo via Brian Rothmuller (Associated Press)