Congratulations to Coach Danelle Love and her2021 NEO Tru Games squad for their 3rd place finish at the AAU Nationals last weekend. In pool play, NEO finished 2-1 with wins over Arc 13U Elite (76-29) and NJ Bulldogs (77-57), and a loss to Seattle Rotary Style (74-64). In bracket play, NEO got by Seattle Select Warriors (64-61) and North Carolina Wolves (62-54) before taking a loss to Michigan-based The Family Black in the semi-finals (53-39). In the 3rd/4th place game, NEO defeated New York’s RENS 72-68 to claim 3rd place. For the record, the Atlanta Celtics defeated The Family 56-52 to claim the championship. Standouts for NEO included Seth Wilson who was twice singled out as a Top Performer my AAU and J. Nob Cameron who was described as having “played at another level.” Other players who had standout performances included Jayden Hawkins-White, Malachi Branham and Trey Woodyard.
Danny Young’s 2022 All-Ohio Northeast squad finished 7-0 on their way to the championship of the Gym Rat Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sunday. On their trek to the title All-Ohio took down Indiana Speed (52-17), Whitney Panthers (46-34), Team Future (49-47), Chicago Predators (44-22), Gym Rats, Lima Gators and Indiana Always 100 (39-33). Standouts for All-Ohio were Jordan Huff, Danny Young Jr., Jonah Dieterie and Trey Martin. For the season, All-Ohio has a very impressive 45-8 record.
Malcolm Walter’s 2020 NEO Shooting Stars team made a sweet sixteen run at the Peach State Tournament in Augusta, GA. Grant Huffman had a big tournament and was recognized by Insider Prep as one of the top performers at the event. Also playing well were Kenny McElreth, Marvin Davies and Nicholas Walters. It should be noted that NEO was without the services of Devonte Blanton and Isaiah Kennedy. You can catch many of these players at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase September 17th & 18th in Columbus.