Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On The Trail-Tournament Updates

U-16 Team One-Silver Bracket Champions at Eddie Ford Tournament

The U-16 Team One defeated Shining Stars Blue in the Silver Bracket Championship game of the Eddie Ford Spring Classic in Louisville Ky. Herman Brunis (Fairfield) led the team in scoring with 25 points, while Christian Jones (Hamilton) added 12 and Tim Fleming (Fairfield) finished with 10. Both Fleming and Herman are former Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase all-stars.

Michigan State AAU Championship

U-14 The Family-Michigan AAU Champions

This past Sunday, the Family 14U squad defeated Dorians Pride 14U in the 2012 State of Michigan AAU Championship game at  Joe Dumars Fieldhouse in Detroit. The Family was led in scoring by tournament MVP Cassius Winston who dropped 26 points in the championship game. Brailen Neely's 14 points led to an All-Tournament Team nod, and Darwin Hubbard added 8 points and 10 rebounds.

Cassius Winston-Tournament MVP

Dorians Pride was led by Algevon Eichelberger who was also selected to the All-Tournament Team on the strength of a game-high 20 points and 11 boards. According to a source who watched the game, the Family started the game with 20-5 run in the 1st quarter. Dorians Pride would later close the lead to 9 points in the third quarter, but that's as close as they got. The Family claimed the title with a 68-47 win. 

Algevon Eichelberger-All-Tournament Team

The Family's roster: includes: Tabin Throgmorton (5'11 G), Karim Murray (5'10 G), Luke Trent (6'0 WF), Cassius Winston (5'11 PG), Darwin Hubbard (6'1 PF), Jaye Patrick (6'0 PG), Kenyon Wilkerson (5'11 WF), Corey Allen (5'11 G), Jalen Bouldes (5'7 PG), Kyree Boynton (5'9 PG), Brailen Neely (5'8 PG), D'Angelo Hansbro (5'11 G), Marly Blommers (5'8 PG), Boe Neely (Head Coach) and Reg Winston (Asst. Coach). The Family has a long history of success, and for this particular group this win represents the 6th consecutive Michigan State AAU Championship, as well as placing nationally in the U-6, U-10 and U-13 age divisions.

The Cincy  Buckeyes’  6th  grade  boys team won  the  Play  for  Pink  Tournament  at  Kingdom  Sports  Center  in Dayton this  past weekend, finishing with a 4-0  record. Lorenzo Sparks lead  the way,  averaging  16 points per game. 

Recruitment Notes

Cincinnati PG Willie Moore has recently narrowed his list of schools to South Carolina and Oregon, and plans to visit both schools within the next couple of weeks. As most people know, Moore initially signed with Duquesne  before decommitting after a head coaching change. Also, Aiken's Paul Woodson, a 6'7 PF, has pledged his services to D-II Lincoln Memorial.


  1. Hey Rob, I saw that you had a report of a Cincy team winning the Silver bracket for the 15U teams, I wanted to make sure you knew that another team won the 14U Gold bracket- Cincinnati Bulldogs.