Posted On: 02/27/19 12:59 PM

The 6A state tournament has concluded and for the 2nd straight season, Pinnacle hoisted the golden ball. Mannion's 3 years as a high school basketball player have concluded with 2 state championships for Pinnacle, the only 2 that the school has. His dominance earned him the MVP award for this years 6A State Tournament.

MVP: Nico Mannion 6'2 PG 2019 Pinnacle 

This was the easiest selection of the list. Mannion scored over 30 points ever game of the state tournament. He had the most dominate performance throughout the state tournament that I have covered. He scores the basketball with ease from anywhere on the floor. Mannion has tremendous change of pace and direction as well as an ability to stop on a dime. Further, he is never rushed. At the end of the 1st quarter vs. Chaparral, he used a nice pump fake with 2 seconds on the clock to get an uncontested jump shot. At the end of the 2nd quarter, he used a pump fake to get 3 free throws.

The great players have an ability to slow the game down. Mannion does just that at an elite level. 

1st Team All-Tournament

Trent Brown 6'2 PG/SG 2019 Pinnacle

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