Tuesday, April 21, 2015

King James Takes The League Tourney Crown

King James Shooting Stars-Tournament Champions
Coming off a 3-2 finish at session I of the NYBL in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago, the 2020 King James Shooting Stars captured the title at The League Youth Basketball National Tournament last weekend in Indianapolis, IN. On their 3-1 trek to the championship game, King James had to bounce back from a 20 point loss to George Hill in the opening game of super pool play to defeat Indiana MVP 59-43, followed by a 53-43 win over the St. Louis Wildcats.  The championship game featured a rematch between King James and George Hill, but this time around Malcolm Walters’ King James squad would get the win 46-44 to claim the title. “We had a great team effort and were very defensive oriented,” said Coach Malcolm Walters when describing his team’s performance throughout the tournament.

Although formal MVPs were not handed out, Darion Henry’s 2 double-double performances garnered him unofficial MVP honors. King James also received considerable contributions from a trio of players including: DeVonte Blanton; Isaiah Kennedy; and Marvie Davies. George Hill was paced in the championship game by the dynamic backcourt duo of Mike Saunders Jr. and Hunter Jackson.  Congratulations to Coach Malcolm Walters and his team for representing the great state of Ohio and the NYBL!

9 comments:

  1. Not taken away any credit from King James, but Hunter Jackson did not play in championship game. He only played in the Saturday game.

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  2. Grant Huffman, played extremely well for King James.

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    1. He's a smart player a very smart player

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  3. I can't wait for this weekends NYBL , I'm mostly gonna be watching the 6th and 7th grade .i will
    Be watching the mid-ohio pumas and buckeyeprep in the 6th grade . I saw buckeyeprep play the west coast Allstars , they played extremely well . It's gonna be a exciting weekend!!!! Congrats to king James !

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  4. is Darion real good

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  5. How did King James do in Richmond?

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    1. No they did not play in session II Had previous commitments to the King James tournament in Akron Ohio

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  7. Ryan gregge is a great defender on the ball & has great footwork

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