Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

The Basketball Spotlight Top 10 8th Grade teams are listed below. The AC Showcase turned had a huge effect on our rankings. Remember these rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

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

1. Team RIO National: After losing to CP3 by 3 points Team Rio National rebounded to win the AC Showcase. At times they showed pure dominance down in America’s Playground. They will be the hunted heading into the MDC before ending things off at the Grand Finale. 

2. Team Florida: Team Florida went toe to toe with some of the big boys in the country and had a good showing. Hopefully we can get them to come to the Grand Finale National Championship to finish the season off. 

3. DC Premier: Premier had some tough sledding playing in the super division at the AC Showcase. But I still believe they have the pieces to run the table and win the Grand Finale come June. 

4. Team Takeover: TTO made their Spotlight debut and split four games (2-2). I like some of the pieces they have and they are likely to attend the Grand Finale since it’s in their backyard. 

5. Team Final: Checking in at #5 is Team Final. They wanted a pool in the Super bracket in AC and proved they were worthy by winning the Orange Division with ease. 

6. Harlem Jets: This tough bunch ran into a buzz-saw Team Final squad in the championship of the AC Showcase. I think they can bounce back and spoil the party down at the Grand Finale National Championship. 

7. New Heights: NH is supposed to return to action at for the MDC. I’m anxious to see how they gear in Neptune in preparation for the Grand Finale National Championship. 

8. NY Rens: The Rens also will be entering the MDC looking for their first banner of the season. They have enough fire power to win the title in Neptune and crash the party at the Grand Finale. 

9. CIA Bounce: The boys from Canada showed total dominance at the AC Showcase before running into eventual champion Team Final. They will be returning to action for the MDC. 

10. Play Hard: Playing without Mikeal Jones Play Hard still showed some fight at the AC Showcase. They have earned the right to play at the Grand Finale National Championship and we look forward to seeing them in Maryland.

Special Note: CP3 All Stars participated in the AC Showcase and we really believe they are one of the top teams in the country but we felt it was unfair for their players and the other teams to rank them. Since they didn't complete the event it was too difficult to say where they belonged in our rankings.