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Posted On: 05/30/18 12:04 PM
The 8th Annual Playmakers Summer Invite took place last weekend. The 17u field was extremely talented and the competition was intense. The Michigan Playmakers showed up with plans on competing for a championship. They battled their way through a difficult schedule, eventually earning the Playmakers Summer Invite 17u title.
The Michigan Playmakers had a 6-0 record at the event. They used a staunch defensive performance to lead them to wins all weekend. The Playmakers only allowed an average of 47.8 points per game throughout the event. In the championship game, they were trailing by 14 at the half. The Michigan Playmakers buckled down in the second half only allowing 11 points in the final stanza. Offensively, they showed off their firepower by shooting a very high percentage from beyond the three point line.
The Michigan Playmakers were led by star performances in the Playmaker Summer Invite. Steve Pearson, John Massey, and Rayvon Williamson played consistently well all weekend. The Playmakers were also led by solid performances from Wendell Green Jr., Cameron McEvans, Ken Thomas, Dreyon O’Neal, Justin Rukat, and Trevian Puriefoy. The team continues to show that it has an exceptional level of depth and talent.
Michigan Playmakers 59, Michigan Warriors 53
Wendell Green Jr. led the team with 28 points.
Michigan Playmakers 68, Bookers Ballers (Saginaw) 50
Cameron McEvans led the team with 23 points.
Michigan Playmakers 74, Flint Affliation 59
Dreyon O’Neal led the team with 19 points.
Michigan Playmakers 59, Michigan Triple Threat (Lansing) 47
Justin Rukat led the team with 12 points.
Michigan Playmakers 41, M2K Elite 34
Ken Thomas led the team with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Game 6 – Championship
Michigan Playmakers 45, Detroit Phoenix Elite 44
Trevian Puriefoy led the team with 14 points and a big dunk all in the second half. Jordan Whitford sank the game wining free throws with 5 seconds left.