Next Level Ballers Recap 15U Silver Division: Frisco, TX
The Texas D-1 Ambassadors 2014 went 4-2 this weekend playing against top 15u teams in the country. They lost in the Silver Championship in overtime to a very well coached and talented team from St. Louis who were 11 deep. Team 2014 had only 6 players and just flat ran out of energy with 3 minutes to go in regulation with a 7 pt lead . It was like somebody letting air out of the tire. The kids were exhausted with so few of players for their 6th game in 2 days but not short on heart or talent.
Round Rock McNeil’s Trey Dilworth averaged 24 points a game, Austin Westlake’s Chase Carlton & Marble Falls’ Garrett Gray averaged 16 points a game. Pflugerville’s Abrian Edwards averaged 14 points a game. Dilworth and Gray also averaged double digits in rebounds while Carlton and Edwards were dishing out assists. Mumford’s Aubrie King (who was recently named to the Max Preps All Texas Teams & Pflugerville Connally’s Joseph Mitchell did all the intangibles for the team to aid in their success. A remarkable tournament considering they only had 6 core players while playing some of the best in the country.
Silver Bracket Championship 16U Division
D-1 Ambassadors Team Morse 72-58 over D-1 Ambassador -Team Battley
Team Battley went 4-2 overall, losing once in pool play to the Gold Bracket runner-up Memphis Wildcats. They lost to their brothers in the Silver Championship, 58-72 Texas D1 Ambassadors-Team Morse . 2013 G Renard Thomas of Shoemaker (12 points 8 assists), 2013 G David Hernadez of Hendrickson (14 points 6 assists), and 2013 F Andre Hughes of Harker Heights (14 points 6 Rebs) led the team to 2 exciting wins in Sundays bracket play beating the Kansas City Gametime and Oklahoma Spirits. 2013 C Darius James of Harker Heights and 2013 F Nashoon Hughes of Harker Heights led the teams inside attack throughout the tournament averaging 15ppg and 12 reb ppg. (It was Team Morse’s second straight title game appearance in a major event, piggy backing the Pearland Classic.)