La Lumiere VS Orangeville Prep had several intriguing match ups including Thon & Matur Maker VS Isaac Humphries and Nolan Narain–an international affair of bigs.
6’0 Tutu is the #1 PG in the class of 2015. 6’5 Jamal Murray is the #1 PG in 2016.
The Windsor product (Tutu) would ultimately win the battle for his team, elevating La Lumiere 61-53 over Orangeville Prep, while orchestrating the show.
Tutu finished with 16 points and 6 assists, while Murray had a game-high 18 for Orangeville Prep.
The Lakers lead guard is such an integral part of their offense as the ball is circulated through his hands whether it be on the pick & roll, drive and kick, or in transition—simply put Munis Tutu dominated this game on both ends, putting on a show during senior night.
Murray, who has at least four inches on Tutu and is a vicious competitor, was shadowing the smaller PG all game. However, Munis has the ball on a string, combined with off the charts natural instincts and agility to protect possessions and consistently make plays.
Both PGs are flat out gamers as you can expect consistency and production.
In speaking with Tutu after the game, he told North Pole Hoops that Loyola Marymount, Binghamton and Butler were the three schools heavily recruiting him, and has his first official visit planned for March 2-4 at LMU.
“I represent Windsor to the fullest, I know I have a lot of younger kids looking up to me, my friends looking up to me and I just want to make the city proud,” Tutu told NPH.
I also had a chance to catch up with Australian big man Isaac Humphries, who told me that Jamal Murray was the best player he’s ever played with or against.
Australia and Canada met at the FIBA World championships last summer, and more recently Humphries and Murray were together at “Basketball Without Borders camp” held during the NBA All-Star festivities last weekend.
La Lumiere would take round one in this heavy weight match up, however there could be a round two according to the Orangeville Prep coaching staff.
Tutu did indeed steal the show, however it was a great team victory for the Lakers with multiple contributors and key plays throughout the game from Brandon Cyrus, Alex Olesinski, Nolan Narain, and Isaiah Coleman.
The team needed every bit of it with illinois commit Jalan Coleman inactive due to injury (broken finger).
For Orangeville Prep, UNLV commit Jalen Poyser was inactive.