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Harrison, who finished with 14 points, shared the spotlight with future West Virginia forward Elijah Macon -- who was fresh off a heroic performance against Northfield Mount Hermon on Friday night. Finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the finals, Macon, Brewster’s sixth-man, took home tournament MVP.
“[At the] beginning of the year...Elijah knew we were having a difficult time with whether we should play all three of the bigs together," Smith said.n "Or who was going to come off the bench. Elijah was the one who volunteered, he’s very mature for an 18 year old kid.”
Kid knows he's a stud, but volunteers to come off the bench. Still wins MVP.
I can't wait to see him in a WVU uniform next year.
This is an article written that mentions Macon after his game saving block in the semi-finals. From the same ESPN Boston site:
"BEVERLY, Mass. –- Elijah Macon had reason to celebrate.
On defense and up 61-57 with six seconds left in the game, Macon bolted to the opposite post to swat a Northfield-Mount Hermon (27-5) lay-up attempt out of bounds. Northfield called timeout, and Macon was excitedly swarmed by his teammates while running into the huddle -— pumping his chest, and throwing up his hands in celebration.
The blocked shot was the most memorable clutch play of the evening, but in the grand scheme it was just one of many times over the course of the game where the West Virginia-bound forward put his team on his back.
The Bobcats’ sixth-man would start on almost any other prep team in the country, but Brewster coach Jason Smith said that Macon made it clear from the beginning of the season that he didn’t care whether he started or came off the bench. The move has clearly paid dividends for Brewster (29-4), the win over Northfield was their 16th consecutive win—they haven’t lost a game since dropping a close one on the road against New Hampton in mid-January.
“Elijah’s been our most important player over the last month and a half—during this long winning streak," Smith said. "He’s done a great job of getting in better shape—great energy and excellent motor. He’s really been our energy guy off the bench, obviously he probably deserves to start.
“We’ve always had a guy like that who puts the team first and understands how important it is to have that energy guy off the bench. It’s guys like that who are the reason we have these long winning streaks, because they provide that spark.”
Macon finished with 13 point and eight rebounds. Guards Martez Harrison (2-3 from three-point range) and Ron Patterson (six rebounds) each chipped in 10 points for Brewster.
He should be arriving with a full head of steam built up ! Maybe he'll bring some excitement that will rub off on the returning guys. I've been waiting a long time to see him in a WV uniform. Really looking forward to seeing Macon and Williams.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional !
I can't believe that Macon doesn't even start??
Some people think football is a matter of life or death, but it's far more important than that.
Yeah no kidding. The team must be loaded.
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