Link Academy’s Ja’Kobe Walter wins MVP at Tournament of Champions

By Scott Puryear

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It’s a cliché, but if they could break down a Most Valuable Player trophy into a dozen or so pieces, that would always be Link Academy basketball coach Bill Armstrong’s preference after his undefeated Lions defeated Sunrise Christian in the Finals at 72 :66 of the 38th annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions on Saturday night at the Great Southern Bank Arena.

But Armstrong also admits voters were right in naming Link’s 6-foot-5 senior and Baylor-tied shooting guard Ja’Kobe Walter as tournament MVP.