In the midst of No. 11 La Lumiere’s epic upset of No. 2 Montverde Academy in the DICK’S Nationals semifinals, a funny thing happened: We discovered the high school version of Monmouth’s bench.
Friends, the La Lumiere bench is fantastic, too. Take young Josh De St. Jean (number 34 in the excellent .GIF above) and James Anderson (number 21). It is extremely hard to be more intense than that, and the pair were all too happy to throw up celebratory monocles following another big shot.
If nothing else, they ensure that La Lumiere’s victory is worth of major attention at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Sure, most eyes will be focused on Brian Bowen, Tiger Campbell and co., but the bench will provide all the side entertainment any of us could ever need. Just keep an ESPN camera on them, full time.
Don’t take our word for it: ESPN would be making social media happy, too.
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