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Big performances help 11th Blue in first live period

By WCBA Hoops, 04/21/18, 11:15PM EDT


WCBA 11th Blue went 3-1 at the Phenom Challenge tournament in Spartanburg over the weekend, opening up the NCAA live period with solid performances.

Jett Fortuny (2019/Cary High School) led WCBA in scoring throughout the tournament with just one game under 20 points. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard opened the tournament with a 22-point performance against E.A. Prep-Gold on Friday night. On Saturday, Fortuny scored 19 points against High Point Havoc, then posted 21 points in back-to-back games against PSB Elite and Sharp Shooters Elite.

For the tournament, Fortuny connected on 19 three-pointers, averaging almost five three-point baskets a game.

Jett Fortuny midrange game at Phenom Challenge

Video courtesy: Phenom Hoop Report

Fortuny wasn't the only player to shine at the Phenom Challenge. Unsigned senior Ricky Clemons (2018/Rolesville High School) had a big game in the final game of the weekend for WCBA. Clemons scored 22 points against Sharp Shooters Elite, including the game-winning shot in overtime to help WCBA Blue to a 73-71 win. Clemons scored 11 field goals in the game.

Clemons, who stands at 6-foot-2 and holds an offer from Catawba College, scored nine points against PSB Elite and High Point Havoc, and eight points against E.A. Prep-Gold in his first game of the season with WCBA.

Ricky Clemons game-winner in OT at Phenom Challenge

Video courtesy: Phenom Hoop Report

After missing the first game of the tournament, Elijah Shabazz (2019/Wakefield High School) made an impact on Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard/forward scored 12 points in his first game of the tournament in a 74-73 win over High Point Havoc. He followed that up with an eight-point performance against PSB Elite and a nine-point game against Sharp Shooters Elite.

Marcus Metcalf (2018/Wayne Country Day School) is an athletic, 6-foot-1 guard who can jump with anyone. After 20-point and 18-point performances last week in Big Shots Winston-Salem, Metcalf averaged just under 10 points per game this weekend at the Phenom Challenge. His best scoring performance came in a 74-73 win over High Point Havoc when he scored 11 points.

WCBA 11th Blue will play in the Big Shots Carolina live tournament on Apr. 27-29 in Rock Hill/Charlotte.

Game-by-game results

Game 1: WCBA Blue 54, E.A. Prep-Gold 47

Game 2: WCBA Blue 74, High Point Havoc 73

Game 3: PSB Elite Hairston 69, WCBA Blue 56

Game 4: WCBA Blue 73, Sharp Shooters Elite 71 (OT)


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