Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Montrose Christian became the first school other than Findlay Prep to win the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational Saturday.
Villanova-bound Tyrone Johnson of Plainfield, N.J., scored 21 points to lead No. 1 Montrose Christian over No. 2 Oak Hill Academy, 71-64 in double-overtime, in the championship game at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md.
Montrose won the earlier matchup this season, 70-62, in double-OT.
Duke-bound point guard Quinn Cook scored 25 points for Oak Hill before fouling out in his last high school game. It was his fourth game in four days because he played in the McDonald’s All-American Game Wednesday.
Marylound-bound junior Justin Anderson drained a game-tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in the first overtime period after Montrose trailed 62-59.
Findlay Prep, winner of the event during the first two years, was upset in the quarterfinals by Brooklyn Boys & Girls. Oak Hill lost the 2009 final to Findlay when Texas commit Avery Bradley scored 20 points.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.