ATLANTA — North Carolina-bound small forward Nassir Little was the star among stars Wednesday night at the McDonald’s All-American Game. And Little’s MVP performance in the 131-128 West win has Tar Heels fans enthusiastic the 2018-19 squad.
Little scored a game-high 28 points and engineered the West team’s second-half rally that produced the victory. DieHards spoke with Orlando, Fla., native about his performance following the game.
“I was just going. Early in transition I was finishing some plays. As the game went I started heating up,” Little explained. “I felt like nobody was really guarding me the way they should have. I feel like they kind of didn’t really understand my game so I just took advantage.”
Little told DieHards that he believes he’s going to bring a “different level of athleticism” to North Carolina next season. His athletic ability was on full display at Philips Arena on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-7 small forward scored inside, hit shots on the perimeter and showed the ability to be a good defender in college.
The North Carolina signee was the best player on the court on Wednesday night. On the heels of the game he admitted to DieHards that his performance should serve as a notice.
“I definitely made a statement,” Little said.
Hear that noise? That’s the buzz in Chapel Hill for Little’s arrival.