Monday, September 2, 2013

Basketball Spotlight Final 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel

The AAU season has officially come to an end. The Basketball Spotlight circuit and the AAU Nationals are in the books. We will release our final Top 10 team rankings of the season. Our preseason rankings for next season will be released at the end of November. Here’s our final 8th Grade Rankings courtesy of AGame Team Apparel. 

Basketball Spotlight Final 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel 

1. Team IZOD: The point system kept Team IZOD out of the Grand Finale but they did win the AC Showcase and finish #6 in the country. Their overall body of work put them at the #1 spot. 

2. New Heights: NH leaps into second place after winning the MDC and also taking home the Grand Finale banner. 

3. CBC: The “Money Team” finished their Spotlight time at the Grand Finale finals. They finished as one of the most competitive teams to come thru Spotlight. 

4. Rens: The Rens didn’t win any Spotlight banners but they seemed to do well everywhere else including the AAU Nationals. They finished #8 in the country. 

5. Playaz: PBC didn’t finish with the buzz they had during the season. But they did make it to the Grand Finale semifinals losing to eventual champion New Heights. 

6. DC Assault: DCA finished their year out with a strong run at the AAU Nationals. We will definitely miss the way they brought the intensity on the court. 

7. Milbank: “The Bank” made a strong push during the AAU Nationals by finishing #12 in the country. They were always a feisty bunch. 

8. Team Final: TF made it to the Sweet 16 round of the AAU Nationals. They gave us some good moments during their time at Spotlight. 

9. Expressions: The X-Clan didn’t reach their lofty expectations placed by many. They still have the talent to make some noise in high school. 

10. ECE: I liked the fire these boys brought to the MDC while running to the semifinals. Wish we would have saw them a few more times this past year.