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Tuesday / April 16.
  • Duke commit Darren Harris helps lift PVI to WCAC title, undefeated season

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Duke commit Darren Harris scored 21 points to help lift Paul VI (VA) over Gonzaga, 63-61, in the WCAC championship on Monday night at American University.

    It was the fourth WCAC championship for head coach Glenn Farello. A year ago, his team lost to St. John’s 65-63 in the final.

    “Last year was definitely a motivator so we got back here and we had a historic season, that’s all I can say,” Harris, who hit a foul-line jumper that put PVI up 8 points with 1:20 remaining, told Capitol Hoops.

    Harris is part of Duke’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class that also includes Cooper Flagg, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2025 NBA Draft.

    PVI finished a perfect season for the second time in program history (2012) while DeMatha also did it once, per Capitol Hoops.

    A breakaway dunk by sophomore Justin Smith iced the game in the final seconds.

    Smith finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Rhode Island commit Ben Hammond tallied 10 points, 5 assists and 2 steals en route to his second championship.

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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.

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