Wednesday, March 16, 2011

AC Showcase 12U Preview: Race For #1 Is On!

Will CBC Leave AC As Our New #1 12U Team?

The 12U Division of the AC Showcase is loaded with talent. The #1 spot in this age group seems to be wide open and some of these squads are capable of moving in. Let’s take a look at who will be traveling down to America’s Playground.

AC Showcase 12U Preview

CBC: CBC is currently the #1 contender for the crown. They are ranked #2 and a championship in Atlantic City will vault them into the top spot. The field is thick but I think “Mayweather” Martin and crew will be ready for the challenge.

Team IZOD: In this corner Team IZOD is feeling like Clubber Lane in Rocky 3. They are tired of paper champs and want the number one spot especially after winning the MIT. If they raise the banner in AC it’s a no brainer that they should be numero uno.

Maryland Panthers: This squad is hungry after a semifinal run at the Grand Finale. Now they return with a vengeance and will be looking to crash the party. A championship run by this team will cause more chaos in our rankings. But we love it.

CT Elite: These boys caused a lot of noise last season but after an early exit at the Clash they must prove they belong with the elite. They will get an early test with a banger against Maryland Panthers in pool play. This is a rematch of the MDC final a year ago.

DC Assault: The PV squad made their Spotlight debut at the Clash while getting to the Final Four. They enjoyed the bump so much they will be joining us in AC. I think they have enough guard play and the tools to make a run.

Juice All Stars: JA has made Final Four runs in just about every tournament they entered including recently at the MIT. Now they want to taste victory circle and this could happen because the strangest things occur in AC.

Team Final: TF had a rough outing at the Clash. But it was their first tourney of this season so we will give them the benefit of the doubt. Now things get real because they have a pool date with mighty Team IZOD. Hey, there’s nowhere to hide.

Team Nelson: Hopefully this squad is fully healthy so we can really see what they are made of. They have an early matchup with CBC so things could get interesting Saturday morning.

Other Team To Watch:
Long Island Lightning
6th Man Warriors
Severn Elite
AC Stars