2nd Grade Division-
RSD (TN) took the 2nd grade division with convincing wins in both pool and bracket play, before winning the championship 24-12 over NYBA Select (Gold).
3rd Grade Division-
Bowden City Ballers (MO) led by Rommie Turner took the Championship over NYBA Select after defeating the Georgia Stars 26-19 in bracket play. NYBA ELITE led by David Keary’s 15 ppg & Zaidyn Moore in pool play, forfeited it’s bracket play to play in 4th grade bracket.
4th Grade Division-
NYBA ELITE (TN) led by Jaylen Jones’ 22 ppg & Doyel Cockrill played mostly with it’s 3rd grade and a couple of 4th graders & won the championship over a strong Pulaski Thunder (KY) led by G/F combo Barek Williams 37-27. TN Connection Elite also made a strong showing with some solid guard play.
5th Grade Division-
Competition was high in the 5th grade division with the likes of Memphis Elite Tigers, Memphis Wildcats, Yana Magic (AL), and more but it came down to a Pool Play rematch between Team Platinum (TN) led by G/F combo Malcolm Hamilton & guard Jordan Hamilton & MC Warriors (AL) led by Solid play from Jacari Lane & Tyrese Elliott. This was one of the best Championship games of the weekend. Both crowds were into the game from start to finish with Team Platinum (TN) pulling off the close 48-47 win.
6th Grade Division-
There was no doubt who the best team in this division was. The Memphis Wildcats swept through the division in both pool and bracket play. Despite solid teams like Illinois Marksman (IL), RSD (TN), NYBA Select (TN), Top Notch (TN), & T.R.U. ELITE (GA), The Memphis Wildcats were not tested winning the Championship against home time rival Memphis ELITE Tigers 61-37.
7th Grade Divison-
This was a battle of 2 Top Ranked teams. Although other programs such as Terriers T.N.T. (AL), Future Stars (TN), & Memphis Elite Tigers had strong games, it came down to National Power house YBR ELITE (TN) led by 6’2 guard Keon Johnson & 6’3 post John Hardy Jr. against NYBA ELITE (TN) led by Rashaun Richardson & Demarcion Lyles. In an exciting Championship game that game down to the final seconds with YBR ELITE holding off NYBA ELITE 38-36 in an OT win.
8th Grade Division-
This division probably included the most talent of any. Bracket play included some great games including a 48-47 win from Champs TN Bruins led by Carson Cary & Stone Norton (18 pts) over Nashville Wildboyz led by Jaylan Evans in the semis. In the other Semi-Final NYBA ELITE (TN) led by guard Chance Crusoe & Post Evan Bell defeated a strong RSD (TN) 43-35. In the championship game TN Bruins showed a physical & disciplined style of play and defeated tournament favor NYBA ELITE 42-35.
9th Grade Division-
This division had the most parallelity. Despite solid showings from the Nashville Burners, Top Notch Basketball (GA) & River City Rockets (KY), one team stood above the rest. Team Finesse (AL) led by Tournament MVP & future D-1 prospect Justyn Ross, De’Anthony Miles, & Daniel Jackson. Team Finesse went undefeated in pool & bracket play and won the championship over a quality Top Notch Basketball Club (GA) 49-41.
10th & 11th Grade Divisions-
With many programs and players taking a break to participate in school activities, it left the 10th & 11th grade divisions a little short. That did not stop the quality of play and competition in these divisions. 10th grade division was taken by the T.N.T. Terriers (AL) over River City Rockets (KY) in the championship. The Terriers showed their superiority by winning games by avg. of 20 points. 11th Grade showed a few future college players sprinkled in amongst a few of the teams. The competition was high, but 2 teams the KY Heat (KY) & Future Stars (TN) proved to be the most talented. The two faced off in the championship game with the KY Heat taking the championship in a back and fourth game.
9th Grade/ 15U
Justyn Ross from Alabma (Team Finesse)
Justyn stands about 6’5 has a strong build with great athleticism. He averaged over 15 ppg for the tournament while also rebounding, assisting, and making highlight dunks over his opponents. This kid has a lot of upside and if he continues to work and complete his school work and we will see this kid playing D1 college one day.
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