What Did We Learn At The Clash?
Once again the Terror Squad found a way to win the title in the closing moments. This time a steal of the inbounds pass by Isaiah Todd kept their winning streak alive. Both of their Spotlight championships came with 2 point victories. While they are chasing history the pack is changing them. Will their luck run out? Maybe they will crap out in Atlantic City, something strange always happens there.
At the start of the season DC Premier was penciled to be the #1 team in the region regardless of sneaker affiliation. By winning the AGame Super Shootout and the Clash For The Cup they have proven that point. Their size, athleticism and experience present a serious problem for anyone to knock them off the throne.
When Team Glory split many people were uncertain about how good the newly formed Havoc City Elite would be. I can tell you that their 5th Grade bunch seems to be strong as ever. This group is currently dominating the region while winning the Tip Off Classic and Clash For The Cup. They have enough talent in their arsenal to run the Spotlight table.
Living In A New World!
New World Unlimited unveiled their 6th Grade squad and they took the Clash For The Cup by storm. They ran through the tournament while cruising to the championship. They have a dominant starting five and a little help off the bench. Hopefully I can't wait to see them rock in a big time tourney outside the confines of the DMV area.
A new trend that seems to be on the horizon is players playing for different teams for events and all-star teams forming. Top rated guard Antonio Sellers has rocked with Havoc City at the Tip Off Classic and National Select during the Clash and Kamaren Rodriquez decided to link up with Havoc City during the Clash. National Select tournament appearances have sparked such all-star squads as The Coalition from the DMV area and The Commission from NYC. It will be interesting to see how long this trend last.