Arkansas Star Recruit B.J. Young, McCluer North Beat Troy Buchanan 63-53 to Win Missouri Class 5 Title

McCluer North (29-4) coasted to a 63-53 victory over Troy Buchanan (21-11) in the Missouri Class 5 championship game in Columbia's Mizzou Arena.

McCluer North, located just outside of St. Louis, ran out to a 16-6 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 31-15 by half. Troy Buchanan was never able to mount a serious challenge.

B.J. Young, an Arkansas commit and senior guard for McCluer North, played the entire game and led his team with 21 points and four assists

Akintoye Okunrinboye contributed 15 points as well in the win.

Troy Buchanan, a school about an hour northwest of St. Louis, was led by the triumvirate of Derek Deters, Neil Branham, and Benjamin Chaney, who scored 13, 13, and 12 points respectively.

McCluer North became the favorite in Class 5 after uprooting previously undefeated Chaminade led by Florida shooting guard commit Brad Beal in the quarterfinals.

McCluer North's last state title was in 2007 with this being the school's third state appearance in the past five seasons overall.

Troy Buchanan last made the state semifinals in 1999 and has never won a state championship in boys basketball.

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