Posted On: 01/22/22 10:45 PM

The Salem Invitational Tournament concluded on Friday night with the championship game between East St. Louis and Mt. Vernon.  This contest featured the top two seniors in all of southern Illinois.  The East St. Louis Flyers captured the title for the third consecutive year with a 59-41 win.  Let’s dive into the contest in Salem Invitational Title: East St. Louis vs Mt. Vernon!

 

Christian Jones Christian Jones 6'4" | SG East St. Louis | 2022 State IL (East St. Louis – 2022)

Jones was fantastic in the championship game.  The 6’5” point guard impacted the game early on with his defense.  Long guard got into his opponents with active hands intercepting passing lanes for multiple steals and deflections that led to points on the other end.  He is so good in the open floor with the rock in his hands scoring on slick transition takes going right through the defense.  Does the same thing in the half court winning on straight line takes finishing with nifty conversions with either hand at the cup.  Did bank in one three, but most of his point production was at the rim.  His passing was on point as well hitting shooters and throwing lobs picking apart the Mt. Vernon defense.  The Mizzou commit

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