Posted On: 01/13/21 12:22 PM

The best players from each team get the most recognition when throwing out accolades, but the team leaders rarely get recognized. Often, the leader happens to be the best player. On occasion, the leader of the team may be a role player.

After sitting through the ever-entertaining Bishop McGuinness Classic, there were a handful of guys that showed exemplary leadership qualities, and one isn’t even an upper-classman.

Sean PedullaSeanPedulla6'1" | PGEdmond Memorial | 2021State#81NationOK, Edmond Memorial, 2021.

Pedulla is the No. 2 recruit in Oklahoma and is headed to Virginia Tech next season. Instead of looking ahead to his college career, he’s taken a more significant leadership role than he held last season with his Bulldogs. In the McGuinness Classic, he wasn’t his scoring self, but he showed that he can lead his team through adversity (their loss in the semifinals) and still prevail over an athletic and talented Del City squad in the third-place game.

Raul Nuñez, Choctaw, 2021.

Nuñez isn’t the No. 1 option on Choctaw’s team. In fact, he may be the third option, but he’s the engine that keeps that team running on the court. The Yellowjackets have a spectacular coaching staff led by Jermaine Simpson, but Nuñez is

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