The tournament MVP easily went to David Brown of the Illinois Warriors. He had six three-pointers and 23 points in the title game and that was just the crowning on a fantastic weekend for the Warrior shooting guard.
Like reported on Gopher Illustrated Saturday afternoon, Brown's play this spring has garnered him new offers from DePaul, Oklahoma State, Bradley, and Drake plus interest from Iowa, Wake Forest, and Marquette.
The Illinois Warriors defeated the Minnesota Grassroots team 107-72 last night to take their second Sabes Invitational title in four years. It was also their third appearance in the Sabes title game in four years.
THE SABES INVITE ALL-TOURNAMENT FIRST TEAM
Michael Dixon, point guard KC Pump-N-Run
- Dixon had the best tournament of anybody not in the title game. His play in transition looked five star quality and his jumper was scorching for the majority of the weekend.
David Brown, shooting guard Illinois Warriors
- His three-point stroke was on all weekend as he put up 21 points a game. Also made big plays in close games and his motor never quit.
D.J. Richardson, shooting guard Illinois Warriors
- Richardson averaged 9.9 points per game and most of it came in transition. His defensive play was stellar and a huge reason for Illinois beating KC Pump-N-Run
Jordair Jett, point guard Grassroots Minnesota
- There was literally nobody that he played against that could stop Jordair from getting to the hoop until the title game.
John Bright, power forward Grassroots Minnesota
- Big John was a force around the hoop throughout the event and he ran the floor effectively as well .
THE SABES INVITE ALL-TOURNAMENT SECOND TEAM
Darius Smith, point guard Illinois Warriors
- Did whatever was needed for his team including defensive stops, penetration, clutch three-point shooting, and whatever else.
Royce White, small forward Howard Pulley Panthers
- The early exit put a damper on the event for the Panthers but Royce was still a constant offensive player averaging 15 points a contest.
Harrison Barnes, small forward, All Iowa Attack
- Was only present for a day but what a day it was. He had 63 points in three games, numerous highlights at the rim, and all this came with a team that was playing up a level
Chris Eversley, shooting guard Chicago Demons
- Eversley showcased a smooth offensive game from all facets and his play was a huge component in the Demon upset over the Pulley Panthers.
Nate Wolters, shooting guard Minnesota Comets
- It was one and done for Nate in the event but he was sensational throughout. A game winner at the buzzer to beat MSB, a top defensive effort shutting down Mike Felt, and a 30 point game that included a game winning three against the Schoolers.