The altercation began when Florida State-bound big man Balsa Koprivica of Montverde and UNLV-bound guard Josh Pierre-Louis of RC were competing for a loose ball in front of RC’s bench. The 7-foot-1 Koprivica appeared to be pulled toward the RC bench by Pierre-Louis and then responded by tossing the 6-2 Pierre-Louis into the RC bench. From there, RC’s Kahlil Whitney and Richie Greaves appeared to run at Koprivica to defend their teammate and the three players began pushing and shoving. From there the melee escalated with onlookers and security rushing toward the RC bench. “We got something going on here, we got a brawl here,” one of the Facebook Live announcers says. “Koprivica’s in the middle of it….This game should not continue from this point. The referees should make a sensible decision and end this game before things get out of hand.”
Here’s the start of the brawl with the announcers saying ‘Koprivica’s in the middle of it’ pic.twitter.com/1YkwUK4dJZ— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) February 10, 2019
It remains to be seen if future suspensions are forthcoming. In New Jersey, any player ejected from a game must sit the following two games.
Here are Roy and Hubert leaving just before the brawl via the Facebook feed pic.twitter.com/hyOERS5lF1— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) February 10, 2019