Posted On: 12/29/20 1:01 PM

The opening round of the Metro Holiday Tournament occurred last week, and I've finally worked my way through all the opening matchups on YouTube. There was only one "close" contest, Omaha Central defeating Elkhorn South 68–59. The rest of the games were decided by double-figures, but there were some impressive individual performances that kept your attention throughout the blowouts. Here are the seven best performances I watched in the first round:

Saint ThomasSaintThomas6'6" | SFMillard North | 2021StateNE 

The best performance of the first round goes to Millard North standout, Saint ThomasSaintThomas6'6" | SFMillard North | 2021StateNE. The senior leader finished with 27 points on 64% shooting and 5 assists in only 18 minutes played. He is one of the more fluid players you’ll see in Nebraska. He played under control and at his own speed against Burke in their opening Holiday Tournament matchup. He provided rebounding, play creation, and shot-making every moment he was on the floor. Take a look at my favorite play of the night for Thomas:

https://youtu.be/5YvwXKFNcp4

Saint (#1) skies for the rebound, advances the ball up-court himself, and patiently engages his man and the big nearby until a window emerges and he shovels in the pass to Jason Greene. 

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