. THREE TEXAS BASED 14u TEAMS PLACED @ AAU 14u NATIONALS
1st Place - Georgia United 2nd Place - Sports U (NJ) 3rd Place - We All Can Go (TN) 4th Place - MB1 (NC).
The Franchize All Stars advanced to the second round before falling short to the Atlanta Xplosion (79-77). FAS proceeded to beat Indy Elite 52-28 and lost to S.W. Illinois Jets 62-43 to finish without a medal at AAU National Championships. However, Texas was indeed represented very well at the event. Texas Select earned supreme bragging rights after knocking off Team Texas 65-60 and San Antonio Hardwork 53-43 at the event. Texas Select proceeded to earn 5th place at the event. By the way, SA Hardwork finished 7th while Team Texas claimed the 13th place trophy. Expect some premium battles from these trio of teams during the upcoming years.
In the single elimination Classic Bracket (comprised of teams who finished 3rd and 4th seed in their pools), Basketball University 14u made it all the way to the quarter finals before losing to Atlanta Celtics 62-55.
. THE GEORGE MCCLELLAN FOUNDATION TOURNAMENT DURING GMI WEEKEND!
This was a great weekend of basketball at Fall Brook! Props to the Houston Defenders 2019 - Cohn after claiming 1st place of the promising young tournament with a thrilling 64-62 win over Total Package 2018. This division was a combination of 14u and 13u teams. In the championship, Total Package displayed plenty of determination and heart, but the Defenders while impressively managing their fatigue, was simply too much (especially on the inside) when it matter most. In the semi-finals, Defenders 2019 defeated Houston Hoops 13u 64-43, and Total Package 2018 beat Louisiana Future 14u 54-49.
In the SILVER BRACKET, Houston Hoops D-Gib 14u cruised past GCBC - Richardson 13u 65-44. Without question, the MVP of this bracket was Travon "T-Man" Gibson - Shelvin (Nolan Ryan MS). He dropped 24pts (8/13 treys) in the championship which was preceeded by a 31pt (7/12treys) performance in the semi-final win over the Shooting Stars Red.
The BRONZE BRACKET was claimed by Houston Mavs 14u, 59-45 over CFSA Franchize Smart Choice 13u.
The BAKED DIVISION, a combination of 12u and 11u teams featured a pair of teams from the same program meeting in the championship. SETX 12 and SETX 11u picked up semi final wins over Scholar Athletes (38-2) and Louisiana Future 12u (53-51) which set the stage for an all SETX title game. However, the 11u team conceded the 1st place trophy to the 12u team, and no game was played.
Special thanks to Larry Lamette for managing the gym, providing great hospitality to the out of town teams, and ensuring every thing ran on time.
. TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS, ONE WEEKEND!!!!
This past weekend, the Houston Heavys 6th grade team played 7 games and received first place honors in the VYPE Heat Wave tournament and the Big Bang Classic in Stafford, TX. The Houston Heavys beat their opponents by an average of 25 points.
If previous success is any indication of future promises, the Houston Heavys 6th grade team is poised to make a great end of the season run. Over the past three months, the Houston Heavys have received no less than 2nd place in any local tournament.
With a front court that boasts of 6’2, 6’0, and 5’10, the Heavys are approaching each tournament with a sense of focus, determination and hunger. The Heavys next tournament will be July 10-13 at the All-American Sports 2014 National Championships in San Antonio, TX.
. GOD FIRST WINS ANOTHER TOURNAMENT!
GOD First Crusaders Won Consecutive Championships back to back weekends in preparation for 6th Grade D1 AAU Nationals in Hampton, VA July 22-28. After going 5-0 two weekends ago and claiming the Super 200 Championship in grand fashion at Lee College in Baytown,TX, GFC ran the table at the Southwest Nationals this past weekend. Currently on a 10 game winning streak, God First dominated each game from start to finish this past weekend at St. John's School. The entire team played at a high level, displaying high IQ's and a passion for the game. They are playing the game the right way, dominating defensively and remaining unselfish on offense. They have so many weapons and frankly, they all can flat out go!
Next stop All American Sports Nationals in San Antonio July 10-13. The Crusaders are certainly one of the top teams in the nation based on the way they have performed this season. An elite 8 finish in NYBL and a dozen tournament championships already this season are all preparation and development to represent our city and state well at Boo Williams Sportsplex against the top teams in the nation at D1 AAU Nationals end of July. Go God First!!!
(Pictured left to right: Coach Erik Smith, Isaiah LeBlanc, Lejon Stewart Jr., Antwon Norman, Tramon Mark, Jayden Moore, Paddy Chen, Markus Diggs, Stayve Thomas Jr., Coach Michael LeBlanc and and not pictured Tyler Bloskas)