Sierra Canyon's six-game win streak is no more. In the second of back-to-back games at the Metro Classic Basketball tournament in New Jersey, the Blazers fell to local powerhouse Long Island Lutheran, 84-74.
Kentucky recruit BJ Boston finished with 20 points, Ziaire Williams had 19 and Bronny James added two points and one assist.
Yet the true star of the night didn't play for Sierra Canyon.
Long Island's Andre Curbelo (23 points) was the unquestioned hero on Saturday. The college scouts and talent evaluators couldn't stop raving about his play:
Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress
Sierra Canyon brought the crowd and TV cameras, but Illinois commit Andre Curbelo was the best player on the floor tonight. Wizard with the ball, terrific passer and scored from everywhere, especially with his floater. Love his leadership, creativity and toughness. Total baller. https://t.co/nHgwNv2QRJ
Curbelo is committed to Illinois and will be terrorizing the Big Ten soon enough. On Saturday, he stayed dialed in, helping Long Island hold onto a 10-point lead late to close out the victory.