Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U-13 Murphy AC Knights-Team Profile


Murphy AC Knights-7th Grade


For our next team profile we will take a look at one of the top 7th grade teams in northeast Ohio. Coach Jim Schomick’s 7th grade Murphy AC Knights has gotten off to a fast start to the spring AAU season.  In fact, the Knights have already compiled an impressive 32-3 overall record, and boasts of a solid resume of quality wins. So far this spring, Murphy AC Knights have three tournament championships to their credit, including titles from the Tournament of Champions, Solon Cage Classic and the Strongsville Cage Classic (8th grade division).  In addition, the Knights made it all the way to the elite eight of the prestigious King James Shooting Stars Classic 2 weeks ago, before getting downed by AI9 (57-50), the eventual Gold bracket champions.  Most teams are judged by the number of quality wins they have notched on their belts. The Knights have taken down the likes of the Pontiac Cobras, Team Lima Kings (#7 ranked), Cincinnati Elite (#4 ranked), db Hoops-Jackson (#8 ranked) and New York Elite.

Jaylen Harris-6'3 PF Garfield Heights

The main man for Murphy AC Knights is Jaylen Harris, a 6’3 PF from Garfield Heights, who is arguably the top player in his class in Ohio.  We have profiled Harris on a number of occasions based on his dominate performances at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases. Harris has good size, is athletic and is a rebounding machine. With that said, he is more than a rebounder and defense force, as Harris can score the ball at a high level. Every elite team must have solid guard play, and the Knights are no exception. Tommy Schmock, a 5’9 PG from Middleburg Heights, is the floor general for this team. Although Schmock is not blessed with lighting speed nor can he jump out of the gym; the kid has serious PG skills. Using his high basketball IQ, Schmock gets the ball to his scorers, he can handle pressure, and he is not easily rattled. From what little I have already seen of the kid, he has to part of any conversation that centers around the top point guards in the state.

Tommy Schmock-5'9 PG-Middleburg

The rest of the Murphy AC Knights’ roster includes: Matt Davet (6’3 PF), Nick Koller (6’0 WF), Sean Coyne (5’8 SG), Conner Adams (5’9 WF), Nick Coberly (5’11 WF), Jeff Petkac (6’2 C), Noah Trizzino (5’5 SG), Spence McClure (5’3 PG) and AJ Robinson (5’8 WF).  Coach Schmock intends to compete in the AAU state qualifier with plans to attend the AAU Nationals in July. Good luck to the Knights' players, coaches and fans the rest of the way.

16 comments:

  1. Coached against him last weekend. Schmock is the best point guard I've seen all year and would start varsity on a lot of teams right now.

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  2. While they are a very talented 13U team they didn't beat DBhoops Jackson maybe it was DBhoops Martin. DBhoops Jackson is a 14U team not a 13U team.

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    1. Yep. Either talking about DB Hoops-Martin or DB Hoops-Slifka

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  3. They beat DB Hoops-Martin 2 times so far.

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  4. The u13 Cincinnati Royals just beat the u13 Murphy AC team so do the Cincinnati Royals move up in the rankings and Murphy AC move down?

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    1. Congratulations u13 murphy ac for winning the ohio state championship! Way to go

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  5. 7th grade Murphy AC Knights travelled from Cleveland down to Cincy to win Ohio state championship today. Today they beat the #10, #5 and #2 ranked teams. Impressive! New #1?

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  6. Murphy AC went on a 19-0 late in the third quarter vs Hoopsters in the championship!

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  7. Then the hoopsters came back and lost by 2.

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  8. Great game between two awesome teams....

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  9. to anyone who knows, who are #23, #22, #33 and #35 and where are they going to hs? nice team.

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  10. #22 Tommy Schmock, #23 Jalen Harris , #33 Sean Coyne , #35 Matt Davet. Not sure on HS.

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  11. Jaylen Harris 13 yr old seventh grader dunks during an AAU tournament March 18, 2012 at Cleveland State University...go to youtube search Jaylen Harris 13 year old 7th grader. nice video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKP-EkwTpaM

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  12. Are the rankings posted yet?

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  13. Any update on where these kids will be headed to high school?

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  14. #22 Tommy Schmock is at St, Edward; #23 Jalen Harris is at VASJ , #33 Sean Coyne is at St. Ignatius , #35 Matt Davet is at St. Ignatius . Should be fun watching these boys progress

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