Friday, January 28, 2011

Clash For The Cup 13U Preview

Can F.A.C.E.S. Stay Hot?

The 13U Bracket is wide opened right now. DC Assault, Team Final and New Heights decided to take the weekend so a new champion will certainly emerge. Here’s a breakdown of the top teams that will be heading to Neptune.

Clash For The Cup 13U Preview

F.A.C.E.S.: The Killer Bees rebounded well from their Grand Finale performance by winning the Basketbull title in Massachusetts. Their guard play has improved and they added some necessary size in the middle. Ray Montilous will to have to have a big tournament.

Team Scan: TS has a boat load of talent and are very hungry for their first Spotlight championship. They made an impressive run to the Final Four at the Grand Finale and we expect much of the same here. Unique McLean is one to watch.

Gauchos: Paul Suber’s crew is due to take the next step. Things will get very interesting early for them as they will face Team Scan in pool play. Look for The Choz to be on the hunt. Their 1-2 punch of NyRhique Smith and Mustafa Heron will be ready

Philly Triple Threat: After making a championship run in the Blue Division, PTT will take a shot with the big boys in the Orange Bracket. They are one of the toughest teams around and might cause some raucous.

Philly Aztecs: I’m anxious to see how this newly formed team will react against this thick field. They have one of the biggest frontlines in the region and some experienced guards.

CT Elite: This squad feels they are ranked to low in the rankings and are out to prove a point. They have one of the best shooters in the region in Thomas Jackson while also possessing other quality pieces.

SI Ironmen: It’s been a minute since the Ironmen have roamed through the Spotlight. They are known to fight tooth and nail for every rebound and loose ball. They might be the Cinderella of this group.

EUTU Warriors: Formerly the PTS Pistons, these boys have returned to the Spotlight. They have a pesky guard in Alex Leder and a few other nice players. Are they ready for this challenge?

Other Teams To Watch: T Town Ballers, CJ Hawks, Shooting Stars, Albany Dream Team, CT Elite (White), Philly Freedom Stars, Cenn Penn Ballers, St. Michaels