A few teams with local players were in action this past weekend.
All-Ohio Purple went right back to their winning ways with a victory at the Buckeye Prep Invitational. In the championship game they defeated Ohio Hoopsters, led by Aiken SG Willy Moore. Purple got great play all weekend from Adolphus Washington, Jalean Lowe, and CJ Getty (Findlay HS). GameTime Magic also attended the tournament, falling to the Hoopsters in the semi final by two. GM was led this weekend by Malcolm Smith (Princeton SG) and Deontez McGee (Norwood SG). All-Ohio Red had a nice 4-1 weekend including a win over Full Package Elite (Chicago) before falling to powerhouse Mac Irvin Fire (Chicago) in the quarterfinals of the NY2LAsports.com Swish N Dish in Milwaukee.
All-Ohio Red went 4-1 for the weekend at this level as well, in their first tourney with Cincinnati's Austin Grimes and Monty Boykins, losing to a loaded SYF Ballers (IN) team in the quarterfinals of the NY2LAsports.com Swish N Dish in Milwaukee.
All-Ohio Red again went 4-1 for the weekend, this time advancing to the semi finals before falling to Ferrari (Chicago). The Ohio Tarheels led by Vince Edwards (Middletown) and Roderick Mills (St. Xavier) also had a nice weekend by advancing to the quarterfinals in Milwaukee before losing to Indiana Elite. At the Buckeye Prep Invitational, Team Queen City had a nice run led by PG Aaron Oden; however, the tournament was dominated by the Cincinnati Knights 14u (rising freshman) team that was playing up a grade level. This team had no problem advancing through and taking the title with their deep and talented squad (more on them coming soon!).