Minnesota-Bound Isaiah Washington Wins MVP at Sharette Dixon, Talks Future Gopher Backcourt With Jamir Harris
NEW YORK — After scoring 27 points and winning the MVP award at the Sharette Dixon Classic on Saturday night at the Gauchos Gym, Isaiah Washington was trailed by a small army of young boys who thrust their phones into his hand one by one.
The younger boys were all awed by Washington’s highlight-reel performance in the game and wanted his cell phone number.
One at a time, Washington took the phones and entered his digits, all while giving an interview to a reporter.
“It’s a big accomplishment [to win MVP],” Washington, a senior at St. Raymond’s in The Bronx, said after leading the New York Upperclassmen to a 103-92 victory over the New Jersey Upperclassmen. “A lot of great players have played in here, and I just wanted to show I’m one of the best players here.”
He added: “If it wasn’t for these people, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”
A young crew has electrified NYC basketball like it hasn’t been in years.
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