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In a terrific back-and-forth game, Columbia Christian (Portland, Ore.) senior Kameron Chatman, the MaxPreps Holiday Classic's top college recruit, drilled a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left in overtime to defeat De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 53-51.

De La Salle senior Justin Hill had given the Spartans a 51-50 lead with a 3-pointer from the corner with 30 seconds left in the extra period. Chatman, a transfer from Long Beach Poly, dribbled for 15 seconds, eventually backing in near the free throw line. He passed quickly out to Israel Hammond, who immediately handed the ball back to Chatman, who drilled the 3-pointer.

De La Salle called timeout with 1.2 seconds left and got a shot off at the buzzer under heavy duress by Jordan Ratinho missed.

Chatman, a 6-foot-8 forward/guard and the nation's No. 36 senior recruit according to 247Sports, finished with 28 points and Idaho-bound Arkadiy Mkrtychyan had 20. Patrick Marr and Nikhil Peters led De La Salle with 10.

"When it left my hands I thought it was too strong," Chatman said. "This is the first time I've ever made a game-winning 3-pointer. It feels great."
Photo by David Hood

Justin Hill gave De La Salle a brief 51-50 lead in overtime before Kameron Chatman won it with another 3-pointer.