Frosh R.J. Barrett Averages 19.8 ppg At Palms

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The 6-6 small forward averaged 19.8 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists for a talented Montverde Academy team over four games at the Palms tourney. He had an impressive 20 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals in a 83-72 victory over Marietta (Ga.)

In his best game, Barrett poured in 31 points with 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the Eagles’ lone defeat, a 82-81 loss to eventual tourney champ Chino Hills (Ca.).

“I think I played well in this tournament by helping my teammates and playing in the flow of the offense,” Barrett told USA Today. “In that [Chino Hills] game anybody could have done what I did, but I guess my teammates trusted me.”

With his outstanding play, the freshman was named to the Palms Classic All-Tournament team.