|Rebels-2016 Lake Erie AAU District Qualifier Champions|
Coach Justin Ferguson’s 2020 Rebels continue to rack up tournament championships. This past weekend, the Rebels qualified for the AAU Nationals with a 6-0 run at the Lake Erie AAU District Qualifier. It wasn’t enough they played in the U-14 division; the Rebels actually played in both the U-14 and U-15 divisions, racking up a total of 10 games in 2 days! The Rebels’ run through the 8th grade division included wins over All-Ohio Northeast (73-63), Another Level (73-44), Mid-Ohio Magic (65-48), Diamondz Sports (54-37), The Wolfpack (73-59) and a Seth Wilson-led (2021) NEO Tru Game (52-46). In the U-15 division, an exhausted Rebels squad played a semi-final game against the Basketball Factory where they lost a 16-point lead down the stretch, ultimately losing by 5 points. The Basketball Factory would go on to loose to the NEO Shooting Stars in the championship game by 25 points.
The Rebels were led in scoring by Garvin Clarke and big Nick Ferguson, who averaged a double-double (scoring and assists) for the tournament. Other notable performers for the Rebels were: John Hugley, Devin Hightower, Dakota Chocran and Adio Balenhein. With their win U-14 division, the Rebels will be participating in the D-I AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL. There 3rd place finish last weekend allows them play in the D-II U-15 AAU Nationals in Memphis, TN. in July. Next up for the Rebels is the Buckeye Prep Summer Showdown next weekend. We are very excited to get one more chance to evaluate the team and players. Congratulations to Coach Ferguson, his players and parents for a huge weekend of basketball.