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Posted On: 07/20/18 10:00 AM
July is finally here which means the second leg of AAU season is upon us. With this past week being a busy one, we have a recap of happened with our in state teams for those who may have missed what some teams and players were able to accomplish.
The Colorado Hawks teams went to Atlanta to compete at Peach Jam where they took their 15U,16U, and the 17U squads to show what Colorado basketball players are capable of. 17’s were led by Quentin Rock at the PG spot and he has emerged as one the best overall players at that position. His team advanced to the final 4 where they came up short losing by two. The 16’s finished with a decent record of 2-2 and had a great two man game with Graham Ike and Kaled Chaney running the show. Devin Carter also had big games for the team shooting the ball well. Lastly, the 15’s had a solid outing with their young core going 3-2 over the weekend. The real story is how well Ty Robinson has been playing; he just recently picking up an offer from Wyoming, which is one of many coming his way. Kenny Noland and Nolan Marlon were also great all weekend, this young team plays well under pressure and always is willing to share the ball.
The Miners 16U and 17U went to California to play in the Pangos Sweet 16. The 16’s continue to impress as they came out with another championship win for the summer. Luke O’brien has been easily been one the best players this summer out of the state. He Can score from all three levels of the game and uses his length to contest shots and in passing lanes. Add that in with the inside presence of Christian Speller and the shooting spread thru out the team, they have proved to be one of the best 16U teams in the Country. The 17U Black team finished the weekend 3-1 beyond strong play from Christian Davis, with help from Logan Cecil who has strong on the glass all weekend.
Colorado Mayhem is still making a name for themselves as they went to Wichita this past week to play in GASO where their 16U and 17U teams both had solid weekends. Their 17’s finished 2-3 and 16’s went 3-3. From the 17’s it was Austin Holt who stood out most going from big man to point guard to leading his team in a 30 point win. Austin has shown great progression throughout the Spring and Summer. This team is stacked and has multiple players that can score from inside and out like Kevin DiMarco. Kevin averaged a double-double over the weekend and seen his stock rise a bit. We can’t leave out Thurbil Bile who is a rebounding machine and truly controls the paint. He has a high motor and is relentless on the glass on both sides of the ball. As for the 16’s, Bryson Stephens was a walking bucket all weekend, doing it from any where on the floor. Joe Liberty served as a 3 and D guy for the team and took pride in defending the opposing teams best players. David Brophy also stepped up as he played lock down defense and averaged double digit rebounds and had countless blocks. Both head to Dallas to continue their busy July live period.