Joseph Young is an MVP, and Dazzling!

dave@friarblog —  December 23rd, 2009 4:23 PM
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Some good news for Friar recruit Joseph Young — he helped his Yates HS team knock off the #1 team in Pennsylvania to win the ‘Iolani Prep Classic in Hawaii by scoring 25 points.  Oh, and he was the tournament MVP.

Houston’s Yates rallies for ‘Iolani Classic title, 97-96

Preserving its mythical boys basketball national championship hopes in typically thrilling fashion, Yates (Houston) rallied past Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) last night, 97-96, to win the 26th Annual ‘Iolani Prep Classic.

Yates, ranked No. 6 in USA Today’s Super 25, improved to 10-0 on the season after clawing back from a 77-68 deficit early in the fourth period. The Lions took a 95-94 lead on Gary Jackson’s layup with one minute remaining, but Tyreek Duran answered with a layup 14 seconds later to put Neumann-Goretti — Pennsylvania’s No. 1-ranked team — back up, 96-95.

Yates guard Joseph Young, who signed with Providence University, then drove the lane and drew a foul with seven ticks left and sank both ends of a one-and-one to make it 97-96.

Young, a dazzling 6-foot senior, finished with 25 points including several clutch fourth-period baskets and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Teammate Brandon Peters, a high-flying 6-2 guard who dazzled the crowd with thunderous slam dunks, finished with game-high 28 points and was named Most Outstanding Player.

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