GEICO Nationals: Breaking down the eight-team field

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GEICO Nationals: Breaking down the eight-team field

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GEICO Nationals: Breaking down the eight-team field

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Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah) forward Bernardo Da Silva (Photo: Arina Zheng)

Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah)
GEICO Seeding: 5
Super 25 Rank: 10

Key players: Mady Sissoko, Richie Saunders, Tristan Enaruna, Mike Saunders, Marvin “Tre” Williams

Why they’ll win: The Tigers are hard to stop because they have five players averaging double figures and 70 percent of their points come on assist-to-scores. That will serve them well in New York.

Why they may slip-up: In the games that the Tigers lost this season, they’ve failed to execute in crunch time. Traditionally, games at GEICO Nationals are close and that could spell doom for the Tigers.

The bottom line: The Tigers will need all hands on deck against an Oak Hill Academy team with multiple five-star talents; the positive for Wasatch is that all season long, everyone has clocked in for games. If that trend continues in New York, the Tigers have a strong chance to advance.

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