Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Boston Mazzacre Recap (Courtesy Of Beantown Hoops)

Juwan Gooding Let His Team To The Title

The start of the Spring AAU season is underway and we started our coverage this past weekend at the Boston Mazzacre Tournament at Milton Academy. With so many games going on at one time, we focused on the 12U and 13U age groups this tourney. In the other events we will cover this Spring and Summer, we will pick a particular age group to look closely at and we will be sure to bring you the latest on the up and coming players.

In the highlighted championship games, it was Connecticut Elite defeating Visionary Basketball in the 12U game 60-33. The length of Trason Patterson and defense of Thomas Jackson and Brandon Hurst was just too much for VBC. Wabissa Bede of VBC played his little heart out, but it was not enough to overcome Connecticut Elite's big three. In the 13U game, VBC won a close one over Team Rebels 36-33. Juwan Gooding was impressive again for VBC and he showed why he is considered one of the top 13U players in New England.

Let's take a look at some of the impressive performers from the 12U and 13U this weekend:


Connecticut Elite

#3 Thomas Jackson lefty shooter, unconventional shot, but effective, active defensively, ball handling is solid

#23 Trason Patterson – good nose for the basketball, can finish in traffic, has a sense on how to play the game, offensively gifted going to the basket, shot needs work

#21 Brandon Hurst – strong, attacks the basket, aggressive player, all over the offensive glass


#3 Wabissa Bede – sound fundamentally, nice jump shot, can handle with both hands, outstanding vision on the court, plays extremely hard



#32 Juwan Gooding – lightning quick, lefty who can get to the basket at will and has shown range from the three point line.
Connecticut Basketball Club

#11 Blair Howard – scoring point guard who can get to the basket and can drain the three, ball handling is exceptional
Team Rebels

#24 Tavon White– active defender, finishes strong around the basket, nice mid-range game.

Tournament Results:

11U Championship
Champion - Connecticut Basketball Club
Runner Up - Connecticut Elite

12U Championship
Champion - Connecticut Elite
Runner Up - VBC

13U Championship
Champion - VBC
Runner Up - Team Rebels

14U Championship
Champion - Team Underrated
Runner Up - Team Rebels

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