“Who was the most impressive player at the ESPN RISE tournament?”- Alex (Pennsylvania)
Although Villanova-commit Tyrone Johnson was clearly the tournament MVP, and Duke-commit and McDonald’s All-American Quinn Cook had the best performance in the tournament, Montrose Christian (MD) junior Michael Carrera was the most impressive player. Carrera came into this event under a lot of people’s radar but averaged over 17 points and 13 rebounds throughout the three days and was the energy-source for his team. He also did a great job on defense as he rarely fouled opponents while challenging and altering their shots. The most impressive performance for Carrera was his 20 point, 13 rebound game in the championship round against a much bigger Oak Hill (VA) squad in which he kept his team within one or two possessions by scoring close to half of his team’s points in the first half (10).
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