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Wednesday / February 28.

    INDIANAPOLISBryan Antoine had quite a day for himself on Saturday at the Under Armour Association stop here.

    With Team Rio trailing Team Breakdown by 17 points in the third quarter, the 6-foot-5 Antoine keyed a remarkable comeback by hitting a three-pointer to tie the game with 20 seconds left in regulation and then draining two clutch free throws in overtime to ice the 74-71 win. Antoine’s effort came with Villanova head man Jay Wright and assistants from Duke, Kentucky, Florida and St. John’s among those watching.

    After the win, Antoine said he envisions issuing his list “sometime after this session” and making a college decision “kind of soon,” but added it likely won’t be until “September or October, sometime before the school season.”


    INDIANAPOLIS — Nico Mannion, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2020, is planning on reclassifying to 2019 and now says a handful of schools are making him a priority.

    Mannion is the latest high-profile high school guard to talk reclassification, following Kentucky commit Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey, who could also land at Kentucky. Hagans and Maxey are both Class of 2019 guys who are looking to reclass up to 2018.

    “I’m actually thinking about reclassing to 2019,” the 6-foot-3 Mannion said Saturday at the Under Armour stop here where his West Coast Elite team is competing. “I’m going to take college credits this summer so I have the option if I want to.”

    One AAU coach here said Mannion was without a doubt the best point guard in his class and was no doubt ready to head to college a year early. With Mannion at the point, West Coast Elite has lost just one game this spring — on a buzzer-beater to Team Rio.

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