Monday was a big day for future Washington guards.
The Huskies received a verbal commitment from Jahmel Taylor after he scored 26 points to lead No. 6 Pacific Hills (16-2) to a 77-59 victory over No. 16 West Ranch (14-5) in the Providence tournament in Las Angeles.
Earlier in the day, Nigel Williams-Goss and No. 2 nationally-ranked Findlay Prep of Henderson, Nevada dueled No. 1 Montverde Academy of Lake County Florida in the Basketball Hall of Fame’s HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass. on ESPNU. (Rankings according to ESPN).
The game featured eight players with Division I scholarships including Montverde center Dakari Johnson (Kentucky), forward Devin Williams (West Virginia) and point guard Kasey Hill (Florida). Johnson had 17 points while Williams finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Monteverde (21-1).
However, Williams-Goss stole the show. He outdueled counterpart Hill and scored 18 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter.
Still, Williams-Goss saved his best for the final seconds.
With the score knotted at 59-59, the 6-4 guard calmly dribbled the ball at the top of the key while time expired. With six seconds left, he made his move toward the basket before pulling up and draining a contested three-pointer that gave Findlay Prep a thrilling 62-59 victory comeback victory.
Findlay improved to 24-0 and extended its 42-game win streak.
Here’s video of the final play.