BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The 16th addition of the Stop DWI Tournament was not as loaded as tournaments past, but the event is run to help support the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse amongst teenagers and is always well organized and well supported. The tournament is split into a National Division and Local Division and this year's National winner was Holy Cross out of the famous New York City Catholic League. Lead by stand out senior, Virginia-bound, Sylven Landesberg, Holy Cross dominated its three games in the tournament, beating Middletown (Ohio), Shelby County (Kentucky) and I.C. Norcrom (Virginia) along the way. In the championship game, they started out slow and were down six points early in the game, but behind 27 points and 14 rebounds by Landesberg, they were able to put away I.C. Norcrom and won the game easily by the score of 70-42. Blaise French capped off a strong weekend with 15 points and seven assists for Holy Cross in the final as well.
Sylven Landesberg (6-6, 195)
Senior, Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross
There is very little not to like about Landesberg at this point. He averaged over 25 points and 12 rebounds during the tournament and scored in every way possible. At the same time, he rarely forces a shot and can handle the ball well enough to be a secondary ball handler on the next level. Landesberg has deceptive quickness and has great body balance and a terrific feel for the game. He is currently ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 150, but he is clearly playing his way up the charts this season.