The jerseys may have not been as colorful as years past, but the stars were out to play on July 3rd for the Under Armour All-American game. The game featured some of the top seniors in the country, with New York state having the most players selected for the game. When it came time for the game, the South team won 25-17 thanks to an outburst in the 3rd quarter. Let’s check out a few of the players who’s play stood out.
Aside from the expected, which is #1 ranked recruit Ryan Conrad (Virginia commit) dominating with 6 points on 8 shots and some action at face-off, there were many players who’s talents were on display. Staying in the ACC, Syracuse commit Nick Mellen was a force on the other side of the ball for the North as he led defenders with 6 groundballs. In a game that’s often full of flash and nifty goals, Mellen’s play stood out.
The other talk of the night was the hat trick duo out of the Maryland University commits. Both Timmy Monahan and Louis Dubick (Maryland’s all-time leading point scorer) helped carry the South’s offense as they each recorded hat tricks. Along with filling up the net, Monahan recorded 2 assists, while Dubick kept heavy pressure on the goal, firing off 10 shots over the course of the night. I feel we might see these names next to each other for a long time as they terrorize the Big Ten together.
It was no coincidence that future stars such as Peter Baum and Myles Jones once dominated these games back in the day. I think we’d be smart to keep an eye on names such as Conrad, Mellen, Monahan and Dubick as they continue their already illustrious careers.