The Kevin Durant Martin Luther King Classic’s first day was Saturday at the St. James in Springfield, Virginia.
The facilities were as top notch as the talent on display for opening day of the inaugural event, the fans in attendance are used to seeing talented high school basketball due to the region they are in. This however was an opportunity for both local teams and those outside of the area to share what the sport has to offer from different areas of the country.
There was pride on display from players who wanted to show what parts of the game their region is known for and just flat out battles between top notch opponents. There were stretches of play above the rim on both ends mixed with dazzling displays of playmaking that led to some stellar shooting performances.
One constant is that every team played hard regardless of the score and the crowd never shied from showing love to those special sequences made by special players.
Below are our selections for Kevin Durant MLK Classic Team as well as honorable mention honors.
Dominic "Max"Brooks/ 6'7/ Guard-Forward / 2020 / St Charles High School / UMass-Lowell -
22 points (9-13 FG)/ 7 rebounds/ 4 Blocks / 2 Steals in a close win over Riverdale Baptist
Richard Isaacs JR/ 6'2/ Point Guard/ 2022/ Wasatch Academy -
29 points (8-17 FG/ 7-12 3FG)/ 5 rebounds/ 5 assists/ 2 steals in a win 94-82 win over Hamilton Heights Academy (TN)
Caleb Murphy/ 6'3/ Guard/ 2020/ Grayson High School/ South Florida -
17 points (8-13 FG)/ 6 rebounds/ 5 assist/ 2 steals in a win over Crestwood Prep out of Canada
Felix Okpara/ 6'11/ Center/ 2022/ Hamilton Heights Christian -
8 points (4-5 FG)/ 7 Rebounds/ 8 blocks in a close loss to Westtown
Erik Reynolds/ 6'3/ Guard/ 2021/ Bullis -
20 points (9-17 FG/ 2-4 3FG)/ 11 rebounds/ 3 Blocks/ 2 Steals in a win over Archbishop Carroll
JT Thor/ 6'9/ Forward/ 2020/ Norcross High School (GA) -
31 points (12-20 FG/ 2-4 3FG)/ 10 rebounds/ 5 blocks/ 2 steals in a come from behind win over Rock Creek Christian
Honorable Mention - TJ Berger / 6'3/ Guard / 2020/ Westtown School (PA) / Pennsylvania Commit
Romad Dean/ 6'7 / Forward / 2022 / Crestwood Prep (CAN)
Guy Fauntleroy / 6'0 / Point Guard / 2021/ Riverdale Baptist (MD)
Keshaun Hammonds / 6'2 / Guard / 2020 / Constitution High School (PA)
Delonnie Hunt / 5'11/ Point Guard / 2020 / Rock Creek Christian (MD) Henrikas Kalnius / 6'7 / Forward/ 2021 / New Hope Academy (MD)
Eric Morgan Jr / 6'3 / Guard / 2021 / Wilson High School ( DC)
Samson Ruzhentsev / 6'7 / WIng / 2020 / Hamilton Heights Christian / Florida Commit
Deivon Smith / 5'11 / Point Guard / 2020 / Grayson High School / Mississippi State Commit
Trevon Thomas / 5'11 / Point Guard / 2020 / Crestwood Prep (CAN)