Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine of Ranney were instant friends when they met in high school. Now, the two best friends are going to the McDonald's All-American game together.
Before the game, both players received their McDonald's All-American jerseys and the chemistry between the two friends was clear. Both players were gracious in accepting the award and smiled big when their friend's name was called.
and Scottie have been through a lot together," Antonie said. "To be playing in the most prestigious game with him is special."
Antonie, committed to play at Villanova next year, is averaging over 25 points per game for Ranney and knows the history of such players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving
Karl Anthony-Towns to play this game and doesn't lose sight on the significance of that.
"It's the Top 24 players in the country," Antonie said. "It's a test of how I play at the next level and against players I'll be seeing in college."
Lewis, committed to Florida next year, see those names on the list, but doesn't lose sight of how those players got to the NBA.
"It's the best thing to achieve as a high school player, but those players put in the hard work in high school or college to get to the next level," Lewis said. "I need to keep doing that to achieve my goal at the next level."
Lewis also echoes the sentiments shared by Antoine on their friendship.
"It's an honor to be in this game with him," Lewis said. "I grew up with Bryan and we've done everything together and it just means a lot."
Lewis also had more exciting news, as it was announced today he will be a part of the USA basketball roster for the 2019 Nike Hoops Summit which will be played on April 12. Antoine was quick to congratulate Lewis on Twitter.
Antoine and Lewis are the second pair of teammates in New Jersey's history to make the All-American McDonald's team in the same year; joining the likes of Louis King and Jahvon Quinerly of Hudson Catholic.