While June is known as a high school month in Ohio, one travel team made the long journey up to basketball's mecca- New York City- to play in the month's premier AAU event "The Rumble in the Bronx". This Nike sponsored event draws top teams from all over the Northeast including NYC Gauchos, Long Island Lightning, New Jersey Playaz, Albany City Rocks, NY New Heights, NY Rising Stars, DC Assault, NJ MetroHawks, and many more.
The Cincinnati Knights 17u team had a great showing at the event, taking the silver division title and finishing the weekend with a 6-1 record. Their only loss came to Brookyln's Riverside Hawks, one of the AAU games pioneers. On their way to the championship Knight wins came against NJ Roadrunners, DC Assault, and Houston Prep in bracket play. In the silver championship the Knights defeated The Texas Franchize Ballers to take the trophy home to Ohio. For the Knights the top performers were PG Semaj Christon (Winton Woods '11), SG Brandon Neel (LaSalle '11), SG Keontae Brown (Dayton Dunbar '11), PF Paul Woodson (Clark), SF Darrin Harris (Mason), and new addition PG Landen Gaulden (Aiken).
Keep an eye on this team in the July live evaluation period, when they have their roster fully loaded they are one of the country's premiere AAU teams.