|2023 MVP Dynasty|
This past weekend, Aaron Perry's 2023 MVP Dynasty’s team made a semi-final run at the Rumble at Rocky Top in Gatlinburg, TN. MVP finished with a 3-1 overall record, loosing in semifinals to DCA out of Atlanta, GA. Their 3 wins were over Sonic Nation (60-50), EOTO (44-43) and Tennessee Elite Connection (53-43). In the Sonic Nation game, Mason Shrout went for 17 points; Tyrin Sturdivamt added 13 points and Nathan Western finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Against EOTO, MVP relied on a total team effort and balanced scoring. In the Tennessee Elite Connection game, Dre’Sean Roberts and Mason Shrout led all scorers with 14 points apiece. According to Coach Perry, he has a talented squad filled with elite players. Below is what Coach Perry had to say about his team and their expectations for the 2017 season.
“After finishing 6th in the state rankings last season we were left feeling unfulfilled. We went on the hunt for talent to help enhance our core. With returning players Dre'Sean Roberts out of Piqua who is considered top 5 in the state and could land in the number 1 or 2 spot before the end of the season, Tyron Barnes out of Springfield, a top 10 PG right now, but will ease his way into the top 3 position, Jamison Rivers out of Lebanon (top 20) who has made huge improvements and will land in the top 10, and Mason Shrout, who made a name for himself last year and will be a name to remember as he joins the top 5 list, we have a very talented and stout team this year,”
Coach Perry continued “…all players have made remarkable improvements starting with Tyrin Sturdivant; he can take you inside or he can give it to you outside, Kaden Christensen (All Academic), don't let his dashing smile fool you, he will cross you over. Akin Perry, who's intensity and hustle is unmatched, Danny "don't leave me open" Gross, and rounding out the team is Akelius Gordon, who hasn't seen a rebound he doesn't like! It won't be long before we overtake spots 1-10. We have made additions in the bigs department by adding Nathan Western out of Springfield who is a problem in the paint, highflying Ben Majors of Troy, and lights out shooter Wilson Suggs from Eaton. Get your popcorn ready, MVP Dynasty 2023 Black is guaranteed to put on a show.”
As you can see, Coach Perry is extremely confident about his squad’s chances of making an impact this season. We’ll see what they have next week at the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament.