Isaiah Washington from the Bronx and Trevon Duval from Wilmington, Del., had a back-and-forth duel to highlight the 11th annual Elite 24 at the scenic Brooklyn Park Pier.
Washington finished with 36 points — just shy of the Elite 24 scoring record held by Lance Stephenson — but Duval’s Team Drive got the victory against Washington’s Team Clutch, 140-136, in the first Elite 24 game to go to overtime.
Duval finished with 25 points, which puts him in the top 5 in scoring in event history, and added seven assists.
Team Clutch, which never led, trailed by seven points with 1:18 remaining at 125-118. A Washington three with 34.1 seconds left cut the lead to 127-123, but Hamidou Diallo scored off an outlet pass to push the lead to 129-123.
Washington made one of two free throws and then M.J. Walker drained a corner three with 22.4 remaining to cut the lead to 129-127.
After the teams traded steals, Clutch drove to the basket in the final seconds. A goaltending call on Diallo with 0.5 seconds remaining tied the game at 129-129 and forced OT.
Washington, ranked as the No. 32 point guard in the Class of 2017 by ESPN.com, had five points at halftime before scoring 31 points in the second half and overtime, many during a stretch of one-on-one vs. Duval.
“I was just wanted to represent my city and make sure nobody counts me out,” Washington said. “(Duval) is a good player. Everybody has their days.”
Also for Clutch, Auburn commit Austin Wiley had 22 points and 12 rebounds. Jalek Felton had 16 points on 8-for-15 shooting.
Along with Duval, Zion Williamson had 23 points on 10-for-10 from the field and Diallo had 21 points on 11-for-17 shooting.
In the end, organizers shared the MVP award six ways: Duval, Williamson and Diallo for Drive and Washington, Wiley and Felton for Clutch.