Basketball Elite Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team

By James Blackburn

Once again for the fourth straight year I was able to attend the Charleston Classic tournament in beautiful Charleston, SC held at the TD Arena downtown. This years 8 team field was pretty impressive and included defending National Champions Villanova, Miss. St, Wake Forest, and the hometown team College of Charleston. Villanova beat UCF in the championship game Sunday night 67-57.

Below I have put together my own version of the All-Tournament team (5 players) plus a few honorable mentions. These are players who I thought deserved it for the play in this tournament, so no other factors were included, such as hype coming in, or what the player had done in the past.

All Tournament Team

G-Jalen Brunson, G, 6’3”, SO, Villanova

Poised and strong true PG who does an amazing job of getting into the teeth of the defense and making plays. Lefty who has the ball on a string and is an extension of the coach on the floor.

G- Bryant Crawford, G, 6’3”, SO, Wake Forest

Strong and confident guard who can score it and finds teammates for easy scores. Had 3 solid games to help Wake go 2-1 here.

G- Quinndary Weatherspoon, G, 6’4”, SO, Miss St

One of the best pure scorers I saw here- can score it from all 3 areas. Underrated athlete and playmaker.

F-  Josh Hart, G, 6’6”, SR, Villanova

High motor X-factor/glue guy type player who plays both sides of the ball. Had a career high in points in the 2nd game of the tournament.

C- Tacko Fall, C, 7’6”, SO, UCF

Had a big coming out party in front of a number of NBA scouts in attendance. Moves very well for size and scores at a high rate around the basket. Looks much more aggressive this year on both ends.


Honorable Mention

Jarrell Brantley, F, 6’7”, SO, Charleston

Matt Willms, C, 7’1”, UTEP

John Collins, F, 6’10”, SO, Wake Forest

Thomas Wilder, G, 6’3”, JR, Western Michigan





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