Posted On: 09/4/20 8:38 PM

SPRINGFIELD, VA -- DC Premier and Team Richmond squared off in the 17U Showcase Game at the I95 Finale on Friday night. Premier took an early lead and did not look back as they won by a final score of 78-73. Here are five takeaways from this contest. 

Big Game James Comes to Play

Right from the opening tip, James Gross Jr.JamesGross Jr.6'3" | SFRock Creek Christian | 2021StateMD collected the ball and the needle with a solid bounce pass for an assist to an open teammate. That was the first of many positive plays he had in this game. Gross popped off for 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists while playing with controlled aggression for each minute he was on the court. 

Samb’s Versatility Flourishes

Abdou SambAbdouSamb6'8" | CFrederick Douglass | 2021StateMD was a two-way impact player throughout this game. Before we move forward, let’s not forget to mention how vocal he was on the court. Samb was often heard communicating clearly to his teammates from the back-line. His mobility and help defense stood out as he was disruptive on every ball screen. Samb was also a forceful presence around the rim because of his shot-blocking prowess. As a bonus, he stepped out and did something

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