Montrose Christian took home the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational trophy on Saturday after they defeated Oak Hill Academy(VA) 71-64 in double OT.
Tyrone Johnson, a Villanova recruit, scored a team high 21 points for Montrose Christian, but the player who helped force a double OT was one that will be going to play college ball locally in two years.
Justin Anderson, junior forward who recently committed to Maryland, hit a three pointer in the closing seconds of overtime to help tie the score and send the game into double OT, giving Montrose Christian the chance to seal the victory.
On the other side, it was future Duke point guard Quinn Cook who scored a game high 25 points for Oak Hill before he fouled out.
Although this was a nationally televised event, this game obviously had local ties from every angle. This game was played at Georgetown Prep, which is in Bethesda. This game was between a Maryland and Virginia school. And lastly, this game featured a preview of what is to come in the next few years: A team that has Justin Anderson (UMD) going up against a team that has Quinn Cooke (Duke).
Hopefully the Duke-MD rivalry will be back at it's peak when these two meet again.