Jermaine O’Neal returned to his old stomping grounds and his Dynamic Prep team left with the Chick-fil-A Classic National Bracket championship.
Leon Horner scored 26 points as Dynamic defeated nationally-ranked Prolific Prep, 76-70, on Saturday at River Bluff High School.
It was Dynamic’s first CFA appearance and a homecoming for O’Neal, who played at nearby Eau Claire High School before going on to an 18-year NBA career. Dynamic is in its second year of existence and won the Texas Christian Athletic League Class 6A title.
But after beating nationally ranked teams Dream City (No. 23) and Prolific Prep, Dynamic will be in the discussion of top high school teams in the country.
Dynamic hit 51 percent of its shots including 10 3-pointers in the game.
The two teams exchanged leads 18 times and were back-and-forth in the fourth quarter.
Prolific led 67-66 with 4:18 left but Dynamic retook the lead on Jaylen Washington’s jumper. Washington made it 70-66 with 1:21 left as he hit a 3-pointer with three seconds on the shot clock.
Washington finished with 10 points. Leroy Kelly had 16 and Jermaine O’Neal had 14. O’Neal was an all-tournament selection and Horner was the National Bracket’s Most Outstanding Player.
AJ Dybantsa led Prolific Prep with 26 points and was named to the all-tournament team with Tyran Stokes. Winters Grady had 15.