The 1st Annual Feinberg Academic All-America Classic was held on 7 – 11 May, 2009, at the Citizen’s Bank Arena, in Ontario, CA. Creighton’s Andrew Bock was among the invitee’s.
AB won the 3pt Shooting contest. His West team also won their 10 May contest over the East squad. Bock outplayed fellow LA area PG Darius Morris of Windward Prep (Michigan signee), and 4 players of his West squad scored in double figures.
Squads / Rosters http://www.aaa-classic.com/
Results as posted – ESPN’s CalHiSports.com
The East got as close as four points at 79-74 with four minutes to play, but could get no closer as the West’s Reeves Nelson (Modesto Christian) helped his team take control with his all-around play on both ends. Nelson led a 8-0 mini-spurt that gave his team a 87-75 and sealed the win for the West All-Stars. The UCLA-bound Nelson finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals. He was named the game’s most outstanding player.
“We knew we were bigger and wanted to get out and fast break,” Nelson said about the West team’s 55-46 rebounding advantage. “I was a little rusty at the beginning of the season (because of my football injuries), but I’ve was getting back my timing in the last few weeks. I feel like I’m getting better every day.”
In addition to Cunningham and Nelson, the West All-Stars also got a solid performance from first team all-stater Andrew Bock (Eisenhower, Rialto), who also won the three-point contest. The Creighton-bound guard made two of three three-point attempts and finished the game with 14 points. Morris’ Windward teammate, UCLA-bound Anthony Stover, played for the victors and was the team’s fourth player in double digits, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Was a comprehensive and excellent program for the athletes and families, which was presented for this 1st annual event. Kudos to the Feinberg organization.