Brentwood Academy's Darius Garland.
Brentwood Academy's Darius Garland.

ATLANTA, Ga.—Brentwood Academy’s Darius Garland passed out a game-high 11 assists for the East Team, which lost to the West squad, 131-128, in the McDonald’s All-American Game at Philips Arena on Wednesday night.

Garland, who was selected among the nation’s 24 best players and subsequently invited to the game, started at point guard. He played 20 minutes and added two points and a pair of steals.

The BA star had one of the night’s best highlights, splitting a double team along the left side of the floor and rifling a pass to teammate David McCormick for a lay-up.

Later, Garland threw a perfect pass to Duke commitment Zion Williamson for a dunk off an in-bounds pass.

The senior won Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball award in March, after leading the Eagles to a fourth-straight state title.

Garland has signed a scholarship to play basketball at Vanderbilt next season. He’ll be joined at Vandy by the West squad’s Simi Shittu, who sat out the game with a knee injury.

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