Russell leads #2 Montverde Academy past #4 Prime Prep in NHSI semifinals


Junior D'Angelo Russell led all scorers with 20 points and sank the game winning free throws with 6.6 seconds remaining as #2 ranked Montverde Academy (FL) held on to beat #4 Prime Prep (TX) 57-55 and reach the final of the NHSI championship tournament. Montverde advances back to the title game after falling to Findlay Prep (NV) in last year's final.


Montverde will now face the winner of #1 ranked Findlay Prep (NV) vs St. Benedicts (NJ). Russell, a 6'4 guard and 4-start recruit, holds offers from his hometown Louisville Cardinals, as well as Arizona, Michigan State, Indiana and many more. The Florida Gators have also been reportedly following Russell with close interest. Russell's back-court teammate for Montverde is point guard and Florida commit Kasey Hill.

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