Posted On: 09/27/15 10:00 PM

In our “First Person Grassroots Recap” series we take a look at how the travel team season went for one our state’s programs.

Here we caught up with Troy Johnson of the Illinois Stars to break down their 16U squad.

 

16U
 

Record:

22-9

Key Wins:

Iowa Barnstormers, Athlete’s First (OK), Terry Porter Elite Young Legends

 

Overall Thoughts of Season:

After losing two top players early in the season (Malik Binns and Josiah Wallace) the team regrouped and gained steam going into the June" break" with great showings at Team D Rose Classic (loss championship) and NY2LA Invitational (Final Four).  Our July was spectacular and we played our best basketball under the bright lights of the NCAA Live Period.   The month included a Chicago Summer Classic Championship title, an Elite 8 spot at NY2LA Summer Jam, and finishing 3rd in Kansas at the Sunflower Showcase.  The great finish had many D1 programs calling our guys including some offers.  We

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