Will Clyburn Receives MVP At Reese’s Division I College Basketball All-Star Game


Photo from Cyclone Basketball (@CycloneMBB) on Twitter

Fred Hoiberg was able to coach Will Clyburn from the sidelines one last time. Even though it didn’t end in a victory for the team, Clyburn played well enough to be the most valuable player on the West team in this year’s Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game in Atlanta on Friday night.

Clyburn had a game-high 17 points and eight rebounds in an 87-81 loss to the East team. He didn’t shoot with great efficiency but neither did the entire team. They finished making 36.1 percent of their shots from the field. Clyburn went 6-14 from the field, 2-7 from 3-point range, and made 3-6 free throws.

Hoiberg was selected to be the head coach for the West team. The East team was coached by Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Matin.

[Also see: College All-Star Game Recap]

The West team took an early four point lead inside the first five minutes of the game, but the East controlled the game most of the way. They had a 10-point lead at half and led by as much as 15 points before losing by six.

In the frontcourt, the West team did the bulk of the scoring with Jack Cooley (Notre Dame) and Mike Muscala (Bucknell) getting 13 and 15 points respectively. All three players were the only players to score in double-digits.

Cooley tied Mouphataou Yarou (Villanova) with a game-high 10 rebounds. Muscala also added three blocks. Kwamain Mitchell (St. Louis) led the team with nine assissts.

The game was not televised live, but a replay can be seen on CBS at 1:00 p.m. CT.