Posted On: 05/18/19 1:05 AM

DUNCANVILLEThe first day of the Under Armour Rise hit center stage on Friday with some of the best independent teams in state going to battle. Here are some of the standouts from Friday night:

Elijah Elliot – Point Guard – Cooz Elite – 2020

Elliot fits in perfectly with his new team providing another ball-handling and scoring option off the bench. The 6-foot guard was electric in scoring the rock from each level on the floor and finding his teammates after dusting by defenders. Elliot led his team scoring with 18 points in the close win over the Colorado Hawks. Cooz Elite's designated spark plug is currently sitting on a lone offer from Sam Houston State.

Mekai Pope – Shooting Guard – Lone Star Mustangs – 2020

Pope had one of the best scoring performances in the gym on Friday night. The newly DeSoto transfer put up a game-high 30 points in a win over the Las Vegas Punishers. He always found himself open from behind the arc and constantly made the defense pay for their mistakes. Pope also made a few nice open floor passes

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