Thursday, March 31, 2011

Basketball Spotlight 14U Top 10 Presented By AGame Apparel

The 14U rankings are very interesting. The race to the top is on and many teams have jumped in. Here’s a look at the Top 10 8th Grade Teams in our region. Remember these rankings are just our opinion and should be taken as such.

Basketball Spotlight 14U Top 10 Presented By AGame Apparel

1. Team Final: TF was absent from Atlantic City but with only one region loss this season that still rest in the #1 slot. In terms of winning it all they still have a shot while holding on to 7 Summer Slam points thus far. They now have their sights set on defending their Mid Atlantic Regional crown against some stubborn competition.

2. Team Scan: TS missed a chance to move into the top slot after failing to take the banner in AC but a final four appearance keeps them at the #2 spot. Right now they can play their way into the #1 seed with a strong showing at the MDC.

3. Philly Aztecs: The Tecs also took AC off but already has established themselves as one of the top teams around. They recently made it to the finals of the Spring Fling. They have 6 Summer Slam points and a legit chance to qualify for Summer Slam.

4. The City: I knew this team would get it together and they proved me right by repeating as AC Showcase champs. Those 5 points gave them a fighting chance to reach Summer Slam. Now they must represent at the MDC to get the free invite.

5. Expressions: The challenge was presented and the Boston Boys answered the bell. They didn’t win the AC Showcase but grabbed 4 points by making it to the finals. We look forward to watching them at the MDC.

6. Team Rebels: This team rugged style stood out in AC as they reached the semifinals before losing to eventual champion The City. They are now focused on crashing the party at the Mid Atlantic Regionals.

7. F.A.C.E.S.: The Boys in Black had an unexpected quarterfinal exit from the AC Showcase. But on the bright side they have gathered enough Summer Slam points (8) to squeeze into this winner take all event.

8. Playaz: They recently won their Spring Fling event. They are now set to play in the NJ State tournament and possibly the MDC.

8. NJ Got Game: NJGG was left off this list because a of an error of Basketball Spotlight. They are gearing up for a NJ State tournament run and possibly an MDC visit. We will be keeping a closer eye on this bunch.

9. Linden Ballers: LB played some good ball in AC before losing in the quarterfinals. They always seem to find their stride around state tournament time.

10. Albany Dream Team: ADT played very hard in AC before losing due to the tie breaking system. I love their toughness and like the progress they have made since last season.