This past weekend the 2014 B.A.L.L.A’S TV Invite Tournament was held on the campus of UMass, Boston. Media in attendance at the event included ESPN, as well as a large presence of college coaches including BC, Northeastern, and URI. A number of the nations top prep school programs participated in the event, including a significant amount of local prospects that now play in the NEPSAC. However, it was the HEA alumni that participated in the event that stole the show on the weekend. Take a look at how each of them played over the weekend.
Unique McLean arrived on the New England scene over the summer while taking home 2013 HEA Elite Week MVP honors. His return to New England was just as impressive. McLean showed off his elite level athleticism, and improved skill set on his way to 32 points, including the game winner to defeat Beaver Country Day School 54-52 on day 1. McLean also had what was the dunk of the event with a one hand baseline finish over a defender. To follow up that performance, McLean dropped 30 points in a 66-52 win over Brimmer and May School on day 2. For his efforts, McLean was a 1st Team All-Tournament selection, and named tournament MVP.
Terance Mann led his Tilton School Rams squad to a 67-63 upset victory over Notre Dame Prep. Mann played his patented stat filling floor game in the win, on his way to earning a 1st Team All-Tournament selection, and the tournaments Most Outstanding Prospect award.
Commonwealth Academy defeated Hillside School 66-36 in day 2 action, which featured a number of HEA alumni. Commonwealth Academy featured versatile 2017 wing prospect Chandler Jones and newly added 2018 lead guard Anthony Kelley, who had been competing on the schools 8th grade team. Hillside School featured 2017 front court prospect Martin Mann, who earned tournament Honorable Mention honors, and 2017 lead guard Isaiah Holmes.
Checkout out Unique McLean’s monster one hand finish courtesy of B.A.L.L.A’S TV.
Game Time TV put together this mixtape of McLean’s highlights over the weekend.