Arizona Wildcats signee Brandon Ashley, fresh off an appearance in the McDonald’s All-American Game, led his team to the championship of the ESPNHS National High School Invitational on Saturday.
Ashley, a 6-foot-8 forward, fueled a big second-half comeback for Findlay Prep of Henderson, Nev., scoring 25 of his 31 points after halftime. Findlay rallied to beat Montverde (Fla.) Academy 86-83 in overtime.
“The one question I had for Brandon was, ‘What the hell were you waiting for?’” a joking Findlay Prep coach Mike Peck was quoted as saying by USA Today. “He was the Brandon Ashley he’s supposed to be. He put the cape on and the other guys went along and played their part.”