Congratulations to the King James Shooting Stars' 7th grade team for winning the D-II AAU Nationals. King James finished pool play 3-0 with wins over Team Texas, MM33 and Team Destined for Greatness. In championship bracket play, King James defeated Fast Break 61-62 in round one, knocked off Corns 69-53 in round two, and held off Loudoun Triple Threat 64-59 to punch their ticket to the final four. King James would then beat the Houston Defenders 73-62 in the semis, before claiming the title with a convincing 70-43 win over Gulf Coast Blue Chips.
Congratulations also go out to the Elite Cavaliers for their 9th place finish at the D-I AAU Nationals. After falling to Sports Academy 46-28 in the third round, the Cavaliers went on a 3-game winning streak with wins over the Fairfax Stars Black (61-59), NC Team Felton (57-54) and BWSL New Generation (47-46). For the record, after loosing to the Elite Cavaliers in the second round, the Lakers defeated Impact Basketball 67-64, Athletes First 53-44, before finishing one game shy of the 10/13th place game with a 59-49 loss to The Family out of Michigan. Big ups to all of the Ohio teams who competed at the AAU Nationals this year.