Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nike Grassroots Day II Recap

C. Guess, C. Stringer, D Holloway, C. Woodside, A. Harris, T. Watkins, S. Cherry, B. Fort & C. Rankin
We spent the day at Reynoldsburg High School for day II of the Nike Grassroots Tournament. Early, we watched an 8th grade EBA Hoops team, pull out a close 56-56 win over a Columbus-based Garver Grizzlies. The stars of the game were Storm Cherry (5’5/PG/2019/Akron) and Andre Harris (6’0/P/SG/2019/Cleveland), who finished with 14 and 15 points, respectively.  We were really impressed with Coach Chris Anthony’s 2019 Ohio Bulldogs squad.  The team is well constructed with solid guard play, scoring wings and quality bigs. The game wasn’t much to watch as the Bulldogs easily defeated Pittsburgh, PA-based GPU, but we were impressed with the play of Dorian Holloway (6’0/WF/2019/Columbus), Treohn Watkins (5’9/SG/Columbus) and Ben Fort (6’0/PG/Reynoldsburg).  We have heard good things about each of these players previously, and what we saw on Saturday confirmed they are quality players.

Buckeye Prep-Lyshe started slow against Ohio Legacy (2018), but stepped on the gas late and pulled away to collect a comfortable 47-24 win. Collin Woodside (6’5/PF/2018/Lancaster) was a beast in the paint and finished with a game high 13 points, while Chase Rankin (5’9/PG/2018/Gahanna) stayed in the paint, drew fouls and hit his free throws to the tune of 12 points.  Buckeye Prep would go on to win their second game of the day to finish second in their pool and advance to bracket play.  All-Ohio Red’s 2019 team had an easy go against All-Ohio Lima Northwest. Chris’Sean Stringer (6’3/WF/2019/Cincinnati) was the high man in the win. Finally, All-Ohio’s 2018 team cruised to a lopsided win over CG4L.  The story of the game was the explosive play of Christian Guess (6’4/SG/2018/Cleveland), who logged in a highlight video type performance.  Guess is athletically gifted and plays above the rim.  The final day match-ups should be competitive and up for grabs in several divisions.

22 comments:

  1. King James 6th grade team 2021 looked very impressive! They stem rolled pool play had had some great battles in the final four and championship games. The family and All Ohio Purple are very good teams!

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    1. Buckeye Prep why no coverage on the 6th grade division of the Nike Grassroots? I know King James won but no info on AOR 2012.

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  2. Austin Speed (5'9/PF/C/2021/Solon, Ohio) from All Ohio Red 2021 had 15 points, 20 rebounds and 2 blocks in Sundays 8 am game. The kid has great potential!

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  3. All ohio red also lost that game

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  4. Yes they did, but that doesn't take away from the accomplishments of a child on the team.

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  5. King James the family and all Ohio purple were in a class by themselves...but we all know that those teams were full if older kids....not hating just stating a fact....they know it and vital statistics knows it....we will see how many lf any of those teams will be be represented in their entirety at the AAU nationals...

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    1. King James 2021 will be there at AAU Nationals with Seth Wilson playing 12u.

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  6. The final four for the 6th grade divison was: The family,King James,All ohio purple,and Buckeye prep

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  7. Yes Buckeye prep was in the final four as well. They also have a few older kids as well....

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  8. To whomever wonder if the family 6th grade team will be at the nationals the answer is yes the same team u just seen in if u wanna see proof we can personally exchange information in u will have the stupid face this is the head coach have a nice day

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    1. Sorry it was a typo but again To whomever wonder wants to know if the family 6th grade team will be represented at the nationals the answer is yes the same team u just seen in if u wanna see proof we can personally exchange information in u will have the stupid face have a nice day.....

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  9. @family head coach....i know for a fact that your big is not a sixth grader....also your two guards are not 6th graders....those dudes will be at least 13 by August 31st...make sure you bring state issued I'd,s to the nationals....

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    1. Well since you wanna look like a damn ass we will see you at Nationals and our big bday is October 29 and our guards bday is and September so i will have fun anonymous guy laughing at you see you in the hot weather of Virgina cause my guards and big will see you thin.... WINK lol

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  10. @family coach...correction....you have players that may be in 6th grade but there not 12u....state id and a double sided birth certificate is gonna shut all this cheating down...

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    1. Man you can double side check state id and call the hospital just be ready for national thats all were worried about not you suckas claiming to be skip bayless lol but like i said i laugh at you clowns and would love for you to come in say high when were at nationals...... have a nice day life and season... again WINK cause i'm all smiles this way

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    2. and again to you sir my email address is mooresean14@yahoo.com I will be very happy to change information with you.... you must got yo ass kicked on why your so worried about me......

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  11. Sorry Rob! Only to defend/protect my family, our boys from lies. Hey @ anonymous I'm coach of Buckeye Prep 6th grade!!! We are a legit 12u!! Thnks for paying so much attention it means we are getting better!!! I've been preparing the boys for this hate also!!! So thanks 4 showing them!!! Since u think u kno so much please talk!!! Who on our team is old??? At this date we still have 4 11yr olds... Including my son wit a late June bdate!!! So y would I keep older players??? Please post & put ur name to it so every1 knos who the hater is... My email is arbrown729@yahoo.com if u want a copy of schedule so u can waste $ protesting!!! Or follow us at every event. We have a team mom/sec wit our book wit AAU cards!!! We will gladly take that donation!!! When u check please bring ur whole team & families so they can see also!!!!

    We have never played for wins or individual recognition!! Only for our own development!! To get better, our 1st tourney we played 7th grade, then the ultra competitive NYBL!!! All vs. older kids to prepare us for what we want!!! I'm sorry this was our 1st weekend playing close to normal age/size/skill kids!!! Yes, we where in final 4 & purple beat us up!! Not a big deal!! We been playing the same purple since 2nd grade & never won!!!
    We take our loses wit pride, don't complain bout ages. & just get back in gym!!! Taking the lessons learned!

    So see u at States & Nationals!!!! FYI... In 4th grade we placed 7th in D2 nationals. & last year 5th grade 15th!!! With the same core of players!!!

    Iron sharpens Iron!!! In practice & games!!! Y'all can't get better or recognition playing on teams just 4 ur kid to shine or trophies!!!

    There's levels to this too!!! That's y for now we stay in our lane wit D2. We are close to making the jump, but the intensity of the high D1 teams are even too much 4 us at times... So See u in the gym!!!. Keep watching!! Over the next couple years you will see there growth even more!!! If u like u can always get with me & watch how hard the boys are working!!!!



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  12. Was looking forward to the buckeye prep and seeing mid Ohio puma play these teams ... They are always in the mix as best team 2021 in Ohio ..Heard the big kid jack sawyer broke his arm and is out for year

    Sux for him but that definitely brings Pumas back in the pack..

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  13. Dang sorry to hear bout big jack!!!! Get well soon grown man!!! We would love to play the pumas at full strength!! They are included in that next jump of teams, we are trying to make!!! & we don't care bout there ages!!! We are a 12u!!! They are Good team, respected program!!! In fact the pumas have same formula as us!!! A core & they play great competition!!! I only checked back so fast to hear from anonymous!!! Lol. I love the positive 2021 talk tho!!!

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  14. it is very laughable how individuals (who cant win with their thrown together teams) claim other SUCCESSFUL teams are 'cheating' with older kids or kids that do not meet the age requirements... there is only one solution for such claims---> GET BETTER... what joy does one get in making false claims on other teams/organization. STOP finding excuses as to why your team can not make it on the circuit, you are excusing the work ethic of the coach and your childs lackluster play... basketball might not be for him; there are plenty of other sports-- bowling, badminton, tennis, golf, rugby, lacrosse... have at it. the world is yours :-) there are coaches/teams who actually take pride in this thing called AAU and work hard it only for people such as "anonymous" to hate and ATTEMPT to discredit all that has been done to reach such heights of success. focus on your child and your team and all will be right with the world... be easy & stay breezy. peace love and hairgrease

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  15. Hey "TEAM ADIDAS ELITE" is looking to add a very talented guard/wing who can score the ball, and a couple of biggs (6'4) to our 8th grade team out of the Cincinnati area..... If anyone is interested email: rbmowing@gmail.com with your information and also the players info..... thanks!

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