Thomasville Hoops Star Shines In All-American Game

Posted at 12:12 AM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 00:12:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Nassir Little scored 28 points, three shy of the McDonald's All-American Game record, and the West rallied to beat the East 131-128 on Wednesday night.

Little, a 6-foot-7 North Carolina commit, was named the MVP after shooting 12 of 17 from the floor. Only Jonathan Bender (31) and Michael Jordan (30) scored more points in the event's 41-year history.

Thomasville product Reggie Perry had 15 points for the West squad and grabbed seven rebounds in the win.

Highly touted Duke recruit Zion Williamson left the game with 6:05 left in the second half with a right-hand injury and did not return. He stumbled on drive, braced his fall with his right hand and grimaced in pain on the ground before heading to the locker room.

Williamson's future Blue Devil teammate R.J. Barrett scored 26 points for the East.

In the girls' game, Connecticut-bound Christyn Williams was named the MVP after leading the West to an 82-79 victory over the East with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Her future UConn teammate Olivia Nelson-Ododa, who dunked it in a contest on Monday, had eight points and eight rebounds for the East.