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adidas Gauntlet Finale Most Outstanding Player: Harrison Ingram

By Marcus Carr, Prep Circuit, 07/21/19, 5:45PM EDT

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(h/t Walt Thomas, adidas)

Ladera Ranch, Calif. (CA) — Adidas Gauntlet Finale finished in dramatic fashion, Team YGC36 knocked off the defending Finale champions, Compton Magic Elite, but it didn’t end there. Team YGC36 also claimed the championship in the 16U division with a win over the Atlanta Celtics. With Team YGC36 capturing two titles, there wasn’t a more outstanding player this weekend than 2021 Harrison Ingram

Ingram proved he is one of the elite passers in his class with excellent vision his assists numbers weren’t off the charts, but his ability to create for his teammates throughout the weekend was stellar. The 6’7” forward was the pulse for Team YGC36 over the course of the weekend making countless plays on both ends of the floor to keep them steamrolling to the championship. In a game against Dream Vision, Ingram was too quick and matched the physicality of Makur Maker, a highly regarded 7’0” center. The physicality has really helped Ingram’s offensive game this summer allowing him to finish around the rim without being knocked off balance. 

The frame of Ingram is undeniable, he has a long wingspan allowing him to clog passing lanes and a strong base which, continues to help his offensive game and paint presence. Ingram doesn’t have the quickest first step but he makes up for it by taking good angles against slower defenders. On the defensive end he plays with high confidence and gave all of his matchup’s problems including 2020 guard, Dalen Terry. The biggest knock on Ingram is his scoring ability, he can hit 3’s off the dribble but will need to consistently be a more dominant scorer in order to reach his full potential. His contributions off of the stat sheet are what makes him a fun player to watch. 

Ingram raised his stock this weekend and will be an even more intriguing prospect if he can polish his offensive game. The contributions from Ingram for Team YGC36 were too significant to not award him with the most outstanding player.

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