Monday, February 28, 2011

Word On The Street: 12U Controversy

A lot of things are going on around the AAU world right now. So we decided to hit a couple of our sources and bring you another “Word On The Street”. Remember most of this information is not concrete as of yet but mostly from the rumor mill.

New #1 12U Team?

Team IZOD won the MIT 12U championship after current #1 NY Rising Stars forfeited the crown. Team IZOD challenged Rising Stars players eligibility and RS didn’t have the documents on hand. In terms of our Top 10 we will be looking forward to receiving the correct documents before our March rankings. This might result in our poll having a new #1 team.

DC Assault Makes Coaching Change

#1 DC Assault recently won the MIT while knocking off defending National Champ CB Spiders (formerly Carolina Ravens). Most of the familiar faces performed well on the floor but they had a different captain driving the ship. Zach Suber has now stepped in to coach the 13U squad. Suber has an excellent resume coaching on the high school level in the DC Assault program. Former coach Ryan Gorham has moved over to the Maryland Finest organization. We will keep you posted on this team’s progress.

Flash To Aztecs To Rebels?

It seems that the 13U bunch that formerly wore the Flash and Aztecs uniforms have now found a home with Team Rebels. This move is huge because this squad has some talented players including Khalir Johnson and Jabri McCall now you add Vaughn Covington. Things could get interesting.