Wednesday night’s Boys’ McDonald’s All-American Game saw UNC commit Nassir Little take home MVP honors after leading Team West to a 131-128 victory over Team East at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Little–a 6-foot-7-inch wing out of Orlando Christian Prep in Florida–scored 28 points in the game, which represented the third-highest point total ever recorded in the 41-year history of the prestigious event.
Only Jonathan Bender (31) and Michael Jordan (30) have ever scored more.
It was the second half where Little did most of his damage, scoring 18 of his points after the break. He finished the game with a 12-for-17 shooting performance and five rebounds.
Although all eyes began the game on Duke’s trio of Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and RJ Barrett–the nation’s consensus top three recruits–it was Little who ended up stealing the spotlight, both for himself and UNC.
Little is currently the No. 10 ranked player in ESPN’s Top 100 list for the Class of 2018, the highest-ranked incoming recruit for head coach Roy Williams and company.
He took to Twitter after the game to let his feelings known on where he stands among the class.
Put some respect on my name. 💯
— Nassir Little (@2ez_nassie) March 29, 2018
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