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.
The Raymond Lewis Squad, coached by high school coach Reggie Morris, Jr. and the Wizards’ John Wall, defeated the Marques Johnson Squad, coached by Derrick Taylor and the Bucks’ Brandon Jennings 131-128 in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game Saturday night in Venice Beach, Calif.
Standouts on the winning squad included Texas-bound guard Myck Kabongo, who had a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists, and the team’s high scorers Kyle Wiltjer and Kentavioius Caldwell-Pope, who both had 20 points.
Kabongo and Wiltjer were the winning team’s co-MVPs, along with the losing team’s Austin Rivers (15 points) and the North Carolina-bound James Mcadoo (10 pts, 11 rebs).
Rivers overcame a wrist injury in the game.
“I’m good,” he said by text.
Wiltjer verbally committed to Kentucky during the live telecast, joining a powerhouse recruiting class that includes Anthony Davis, Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague.DeAndre Daniels, who will spend a year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, added 13 points for the winners and Deuce Bello tallied 12.
For the losers, Oakland Soldiers teammates Jabari Brown and Nick Johnson scored 16 points apiece; Ohio State commit LaQuinton Ross added 14 points; and Alex Murphy, LeBryan Nash and Adonis Thomas tallied 12 apiece.
Bello and Bradley Beal won the Under Armour Slam Dunk & Skills Competitions, respectively. The slam dunk contest was judged by Boost Mobile Elite 24 alums John Wall, Brandon Jennings and Tyreke Evans.(Photo courtesy ESPNRise)RELATED CONTENT
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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.