Miller Grove High’s Tony Parker was named Tournament MVP while helping the Wolverines win the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Parker had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocked shots in a 79-58 win over New York’s Boys & Girls School in Friday’s finals.
Earlier in the basketball tournament, Parker set the single-game record with 27 rebounds. The junior has more than 50 scholarship offers, including Duke, along with Georgia Tech and Georgia. “It was another great step for our program,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White said of his 12-0 squad, the two-time defending Class AAAA champions.
Meanwhile, Columbia High’s Tahj Shamsid-Deen scored 24 points while helping the team win the Arby’s Classic in Bristol, Tenn. The 5-foot-8 point sophomore point guard was the only player to score in double figures for Columbia, which defeated Germany’s Urspring 52-36 in the championship game.
“That was a big-time tournament and one of our biggest accomplishments over the holidays in several years,” Columbia coach Phil McCrary said.
Columbia is 9-1, with its only loss being at the buzzer to archrival Miller Grove.
QUESTION: What other metro teams impressed you over the holidays?