Fighting Irish Take The Throne at Chancellor
NPH Top Performers
Josh Mayorga – 19 points
Grant Mullins – 11 points
HAMILTON, ON–In the past month, I have been fortunate enough to attend most of the tournaments that have been held in Hamilton and have been able to scout and abundance of talent both from the area and its surrounding cities. This year’s 33rd Chancellor Tournament brought forth many familiar prospects as well as a ton of new faces that are sure to make an impact in their 2011-2012 season.
Notre Dame (tournament champs) and HB Beal (second place), are two of those teams that will have major representation from a few players in the next edition of NPH player evaluations.
Finals Notre Dame 46 – Beal 43
In a replay of last years finals, the tables had been turned as Beal came short of repeating for a second consecutive championship. The Irish week were looking to avenge their loss and did so in a group effort that was led Grant Mullins, Justin Springer and Jordan Scott.
During his 28 point performance in the semi-final game against Banting, one could tell that Grant Mullins was poised and ready to lead his team to becoming 2011 Chancellor Champs. Those that are familiar with Mullins’ game will say that his shooting would be the strong point in his game. Well, this weekend, he left no doubt in that regard, averaging 20 points and earning tournament MVP.
In this contest, both squads made their push in a back and forth championship game. After trailing behind at the end of the first three quarters Notre Dame picked it up offensively and outscored a very young but talented Beal team 12-5 in the fourth quarter.
Josh Mayorga played a variety of positions throughout the tournament and helped his team get to the finals while demonstrating a great deal of versatility. Mayorga would go on to score 19 points in a losing efforts and make T Litzen First Team All Star list, along with teammate Malcolm Brown.
A very important role player for the Irish was 6’3 senior Jordan Scott, who played at the two spot, and hit big shots to get them out of dangerous situations. In fact, it was Scott who would dropped the game winning three, with two seconds left on the clock.
T Litzen First Team All Stars
Malcolm Brown – Beal
Josh Mayorga – Beal
Uros Ljeskovic – Nelson
Jason Hawke – Banting
Justin Springer – Notre Dame
33rd Chancellor Tournament MVP
Grant Mullins – Notre Dame
Overall this tournament was a very successful outing that will put many prospects on the radar. A special thank you goes out to the St. Thomas More’s coaching staff for their organization with this event and for having us in attendance; we’re looking forward to being back next year.