Wednesday, July 13, 2011

11U AAU Nationals Preview: Spotlight Tested Teams Head To Cocoa Beach

Can Riverside Hawks Fly At The Nationals ?

The 11U AAU Nationals will be underway next week and several Spotlight tested teams will be headed to Cocoa Beach, Florida. Here’s a breakdown of some of the top squads headed to the Sunshine State.

11U AAU Nationals Preview

Riverside Hawks: The Baby Baller Bonanza Champs and MDC runner ups will be heading down with a heavy rep. They do have the fire power and coaching to make a deep run. They are also one of the favorites to win Summer Slam.

Maryland Sports Scholars: The MDC Champs have been running through competition all year. Now they are headed to the big stage and everyone will be watching their progress. They want to leave Cocoa Beach as a top ranked team.

Gauchos: The Grand Finale Champs are rejuvenated and are looking to press the opposition to submission. The energetic Coach Wee will be running the sidelines so we expect a track meet every time they touch the floor.

Maryland Spartans: The AC Showcase Champs always find a way to make it deep in any tournament. They have one of the best coaches on the circuit so they should be very prepared. They have a chance to make some noise in this wide open field.

South Carolina Ravens: The Spotlight CB Spiders Champs are loaded with talent. They are a battle tested bunch with an up and down style that’s effective. They are capable of knocking off any of the top teams.

We Run: The NJ State Champs have earned a national popularity so they need to be ready for the opposition’s best effort each game out. They have a balanced attack and a high scoring scheme on offense.

Philly Freedom Stars: The MDC Blue Division Champs bring that tough Philly style that opponents hate to face. Some people might underestimate them because they are new to the scene. If so they might be rudely surprised by this team.

Long Island Lightning: The AC Showcase Runner Up squad has some big wins under their belts. They have some unique talent including some athletic wing players. They will be trying to represent the Empire State.

NC Running Rebels: The Spotlight CB Spiders Runner Up is a rugged crew that can’t be taken lightly. They have a blue collar style and are capable of grinding out wins. Don’t sleep on this bunch.

Carolina Flight: The Flight has an ultra quick point guard and a powerful inside player. This will be their chance to put their name out there on the national scene. They should have an interesting time.

Cecil Slam: This well coached squad made a final four run at the Baby Baller Bonanza. They have a skilled point guard and some athletic pieces to go along with him.