May 15, 2011

Weekend AAU Report

Another exciting weekend on the AAU circuit, CPHR was able to take in some good games at the TNBA Showdown in Canton while several teams ascended on Bloomington, Indiana, to match up with some of the midwest's finest teams:

Maurice O'Field, of Cleveland, has some serious hops!

TNBA Showdown: 
  • King James Shooting Stars 16u: Lebron's young squad features four very solid wing prospects that all had their moments in a close win over All-Ohio Grey and a close loss to TNBA Elite. Maurice O'Field, of Cleveland Heights, gives them a ton of athleticism and slashing ability to lead the team. Jameel Moore (Cleveland Brush), Devin Wilson (Montour, PA), and Akil Blount (Washington, PA) all bring talent to the table as well. King James is a tough team to defend as all four of those wing guards have size, strength, and very good athleticism.
  • All-Ohio Grey 16u: Missing all but one starter, and the majority of their bench, All-Ohio Grey was able to make a run to the semi's before losing a good game to King James Shooting Stars. Grey got some needed help from Maummee Valley Country Day PG Dave Brown, a pass first jitterbug with a high basketball IQ. Grey also got good contributions from PG Tony Kynard of Toledo Rogers and Toledo Central Catholic forward Deontae Cole.
  • Royals 15u SG Cody Niesen
    TNBA Elite 16u: Mark Williams, a 6'8 PF from Cleveland Benedictine, continued his rise to the top couple of names on the Ohio 2013 rankings as he led his team to a win over King James Shooting Stars. Williams has a massive frame, athleticism, and is beginning to develop the ability to face up and play on the wing to match his post play; this kid has a very high ceiling.
Adidas May Classic:

  • Queen City Prophets: Won their pool with the help of athletic 6'9 Chillicothe forward Malik London. QCP lost in first round of the Gold bracket.
  • GameTime Magic- The addition of big Rozelle Nix gives them a monstrous front line to go with Chris Connell and Tank Young; this paid off as GTM won their pool. They fell in the first round of the Gold bracket.
  • Queen City Prophets: Struggled in pool play with the absences of Tim Coleman, Josh Davenport, and Sterling Gilmore hurting them. They then got on a run and lost in the final of the Bronze bracket.
  • Martin Woleverines- Won their pool before falling in the second round of the Gold bracket.
  • Royals 15u SG Austin Frentsos
    Club Ohio- Surprising pool champs behind the play of Devin Williams, who had a 37 point and 20 rebound game among several good performances. Club Ohio lost in the first round of the Gold bracket.
  • Cincinnati Lakers- Won their pool then lost in the first round of the Gold bracket.
  • Queen City Prophets- Advanced to the finals of the Silver bracket before falling.
  • Cincinnati Lakers- Lost in the first round of the Gold bracket after taking their pools.
  • Cincy Royals- Surprising run to the quarterfinals of the Gold bracket behind Roger Bacon wings Austin Frentsos and  Cody Niesen to go with some solid team play.
  • Kentucky Select- Led by their two superstars, Wilmington SG Zach McCormick and Dixie Heights (KY) SG Brandon Hatton, KY Select won their super pool and then advanced all the way to the finals of the Gold bracket. 
  • Shining Star (Handel)- Won their pool and advanced to the round of 16 in the Gold bracket before falling to the eventual champs Meanstreets Express out of Chicago. The team was led this weekend by the performance of St. Xavier SG Ryan Frey. 

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