Lake Highland's Joel Berry, a 2-time All-Central Florida boys basketball Player of the Year, is first class, on and off the court. (Joshua C. Cruey, Orlando Sentinel)

Lake Highland's Joel Berry, a 2-time All-Central Florida boys basketball Player of the Year, is first class, on and off the court. (Joshua C. Cruey, Orlando Sentinel) (June 7, 2013)

The Lake Highland Prep junior win the award for the second year in a row

Orlando-based Each 1 Teach 1 Elite became the first Florida team to capture the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League title when it outscored Chris Paul’s CP3 All-Stars 108-102 to win the Peach Jam on Sunday in North Augusta, S.C.

Two-time state and area player of the year Joel Berry of Lake Highland Prep and Montverde Academy’s D’Angelo Russell both scored a team-leading 22 points as they combined to shoot 17-of-31 from the floor and 8-of-14 from 3-point range. Berry added eight assists.

Alex Owens, a 6-foot-8 rising junior who has transferred to Oak Ridge for the 2013-14 school year, had a game-high 16 rebounds and nine points. Oak Ridge rising senior Marquel Willis added 4 points on 2-of-3 shooting.

E1T1 is scheduled to conclude its season in the AAU 11th Grade Super Showcase Gold tournament, which tips off Tuesday, July 23, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. 

Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at bcollings@orlandosentinel.com.