Saturday, May 30, 2009

Inside The MDC 13 and Under: Team Nelson Wins 3 The Hard Way

Team Nelson Sets Standard

The 13U Division at the MDC had some special moments. Team Nelson won the Triple Crown, another Team Final team emerged and a youngster got the first dunk of his young career. Here’s an in depth look into this age bracket.

Team Nelson Wins Triple Crown

The stage was set and the pressure was on Team Nelson to win the “Triple Crown”. The Chester, PA based squad showed their grit and answered the bell. Their third title wasn’t easy as they pulled out a 1 point victory in the semi’s to rival Team Underrated and got past Team Final by 1 in the finals. This squad gets it done the old fashion way with defense and team basketball. We would like to congratulate Coach Malik, his staff and players for winning the Grand Finale, AC Showcase and MDC. They have now set the Basketball Spotlight standard for years to come.

Another Team Final Squad?

Team Final has been known for having a serious high school AAU program and of course they have the #1 12U team in the region but now you can add their 13’s to this mix. They made their MDC debut and knocked off some quality squads on their way to a runner up finish. They have a rugged style combined with some established scorers and will be making some noise for a long time. We will definitely keep our eye on them.

Send It In Terrell!

It’s always a special moment when a player gets his first dunk and Terrell Sturdivant accomplished this feat at the MDC. The lanky forward threw down a serious flush during TN’s pool play game and it was the talk of the building. Terrell has good potential and should be a name to know in the coming years. Good job youngster.

Brown Just Gets Buckets

Some players are just born to score and Corey Brown of Playtime might be one of those players. As you might remember he torched the nets at the Grand Finale and when he returned for the MDC it was much of the same. During his 3 pool play games Brown buried the opposition for the perimeter while leading his team in scoring. He’s worth the price of admission.

Basketball Spotlight MDC All Tournament Team
Kyle Coleman (Team Nelson)- Mr. Memorial Day
Mahir Johnson (Team Nelson)
Terrell Sturdivant (Team Nelson)
Nazier Chew (Team Nelson)
Christian Irons (Team Nelson)
Matt Risse (Team Final)
Tavaris Headen (Team Final)
Cole Moody (Team Final)
Chris Davis (Team Underrated)
Akil Spruill (Team Underrated)
Adeyinka Adams (Team Scan)
Shavar Newkirk (Team Scan)
Kevin Seymour (Team Scan
Corey Brown (Playtime)