Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris Share MVP at Elite 24

Posted on 22. Aug, 2009 by Nolan in ESPN Rise Elite 24, High School

The Boost Mobile Elite 24 put on another outstanding show this year. Although it didn’t go down at Rucker Park; the world’s most famous outdoor arena, New York Gauchos gym in the Bronx provided a more than serviceable venue to put the game’s 24 best players on display. Thanks to MVP performances from New York Gauchos own Doron Lamb, and Long Island native Tobias Harris, Skip to my Lou was able to hold off The Goat 133-120. Doron Lamb stuffed the stat sheet with 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. He took advantage of home court and familiarity with the rims and was by far the best all around player throughout. Tobias Harris also had a gem scoring a smooth 20 points, and pulling down 5 rebounds. He is sort of a cross between Charlie Villaneuva and Carmelo Anthony. He can score in so many ways it’s hard to believe he’s just a high school junior. Tobias has the ability to post up with his back to the basket, can defend the post, and defensive rebound like a power forward. He’s also capable of playing small forward, using his excellent handles to take slower defenders off the bounce. He’s a great finisher in traffic, can make the mid range jumper, and has an excellent body which he’s developed through really hard work. His development this summer has been one of the great stories on the recruiting trail and yesterday he made sure anyone who didn’t know about him does now.

The highlight of the night was delivered compliments of Josh Selby. The guard who recently uncommitted from Tennessee through down two huge jams towards the end of the game. The dunks, caught by can be seen below.

I mentioned that Doron Lamb was a New York Gauchos guy, but failed to mention that he plays his high school ball for Oak Hill Academy. He wasn’t the only Warrior to have a big night. 6-7 wing man, Roscoe Smith dropped 22 points and showed off his versatility and talent. His list includes Kansas, Memphis, Florida, Uconn, Georgetown, Louisville, and a few others. Other notable performances came from Harrison Barnes who scored 18, Canadian native Myck Kabongo (my favorite point guard in 2011) who had 16, and C.J. Leslie who had 11 rebounds to go along with his 16 points.

Although many were disappointed the game didn’t go down as planned at Rucker Park, the night was a resounding success. If yesterday’s game was any indication, we’re in for a terrific high school season. We got a glimpse of some of the nations top talent and saw that last years National Championship participants, Oak Hill Academy and Findlay Prep are still very much stacked.

Nolan Shulman

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One Response to “Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris Share MVP at Elite 24”

  1. samir

    23. Aug, 2009

    How did Dion Waiters look? Does Syracuse have a chance at Selby or Joe Jackson?

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