Posted On: 11/27/21 12:30 AM

WHAT. A. GAME.  In a contested that started about 9:15 PM St. Rita vs Yorkville Christian was absolutely electric as it featured the top three overall prospects in the state regardless of class.  What’s even crazier is the best player on the floor wasn’t one of them as a stud 2025 showed out!  Read our recap of St. Rita’s 111-103 victory in Kevin Brown TOC: St. Rita vs Yorkville Christian Standouts!


Melvin Bell (St. Rita – 2025)

Bell was the talk of this game early on.  The freshman two guard who is in consideration for the #1 overall spot played with poise and was super aggressive from the jump ripping off a ton of points in the first quarter.  Super bouncy wing that when he sees an opening in the defense Bell attacks with a burst.  Great body control around the hoop maneuvering his body to finish around defenders.  Consistently got and-1s.  Mixed in some mid-range jumpers, a three, and several transition finishes.   Finished with 33 points looking every bit the part of a high-major wing.


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