What's up basketball world it's your boy Champ coming to you with a couple of weeks of my life of basketball. The last two weeks have been a lot of fun. We went to Las Vegas to play in the Adidas Super64 and then this past weekend we played in the DC Assault Summer Classic.
Las Vegas was the it. I had a lot of fun playing ball and going somewhere I had never been before. Everything was fun from the time we touched down at the airport. When we got to the airport believe it or not they had slot machines right there and a big sign that said welcome to Vegas. Then we caught a cab to the Hooters Hotel. It wasn't exactly what I expected but I did bring back a mug that my mom(Love You) can't stand. We got there Tuesday and didn't have a game to Thursday. So Tuesday and Wednesday we went out on the town me and my teammates we saw lions and tigers in hotels, we went to the mall and had a lot of fun. Yes sir Vegas is nice!!! Ok back to basketball.
Thursday we opened the tournament against Indiana Elite and lost a close one. In that game there were at least 12 lead changes and the game came down to the last few possessions. They did better than we did in those possessions and came away with the victory.
Friday we played a team from Los Angeles called Triple Threat. They were an upstart team that was a bit out of their league as we crushed them pretty bad.
Saturday we played a team from Las Vegas called the Vegas Prospects and it was a heck of a game. The game was played for the #2 seed from our pool and we pulled out the victory by knocking down free throws at the end like good teams are supposed to.
Sunday the playoffs began and we played another team from Nevada called the Reno Irish and we handed them a lost to move into the quarter finals against the Vegas Prospects who were out for revenge but it wasn't happening as we handily defeated them the second time around. Which moved us into the final 4.
Monday we had a chance for revenge as we earned our way to a rematch with Indiana Elite. We came out on fire dominating things and were up by 14 at the half. But we had a complete meltdown in the second half to get defeated again by the same team in one tournament. It was bad but we did represent by getting to the final four of a great event. Looking forward to going back next year.
Tuesday I flew back home to the Philly airport and touched down at 5pm only to go to Wilmington to play in a High School summer league game at 7pm. That was absolutely the toughest game I have ever played in my life. I didn't play bad but still it was tough. We lost a close one to Milford High School.
Saturday my aau team had two games in Alexandria Va. One against the Md Sure Shots at 11 and the other against Virginia Assault at 3 both were 15U teams. We beat the Sure Shots and we lost to the Virginia Assault. Right after the game I had to jump in a car and get back to DE by 6pm to play in the North vs South High School summer game that was a rematch of the State Championship for 2010. It was my school Sanford against Dover. It was cool because it was the first time I got to play with our All-American Trevor Cooney this summer. What a difference one player can make in a game as we defeated Dover. I finished that game with 9pts hitting two 3's a layup and a free throw. I only shot 4 times the whole game. I am now officially a 4th or 5th option. But I like the open looks and look forward to knocking down a lot of those this season.
Well that's all folks!! Check back next week as my summer winds down with Hoop Group camp this weekend and the YIA playoffs. Stay tuned. Champ Out!!!