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Posted On: 07/9/18 1:15 PM
The UA PTN Select Super 16 concluded on Sunday in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The championships teams include: SI Select (17U), Team Tae (16U), St. Louis Blazers (15U) and Show-Me State Warriors (14U). Here is a look at some of the standouts from Sunday’s second day of competition:
Jordan Nesbitt 6’5″ Team Tae 16
The big 2020 wing from St. Louis enjoyed two excellent games on Sunday in helping Team Tae to the 16U championship. With his size, he was tough to stop when he got to the basket and he got buckets, drew fouls and had a few highlight reel dunks. With his drive game going well, he was also able to pull up and knock down 17 foot jumpers to compliment his rim attacks. He was also a big factor on the boards on both ends.
C.J. Givens 6’3″ FreshSkillz Comrades Elite 17U
A thick 2019 shooting guard from Grand Blanc High in Flint, MI., Givens was one of the most impressive offensive weapons in he entire tournament. He is a tremendous 3-point shooter with a high-arching release that brings rain along with buckets. He hit a big triple in the last second of overtime in a victory over All-Arkansas Red in the 17U semifinals. As well as his shooting ability, he is also creative with the ball in his hands as a scorer and passer.
Ian Torrey 6’5″ SI Select 17U
A 2018 combo guard from Portageville, Torrey helped spark SI Select to the 17U championship. His biggest asset is his versatility. You can put him at just about any position on the floor and he’s going to be productive. He will play point guard and facilitate and use his size go shoot over smaller defenders. He was excellent in the transition game with several buckets, plus he is an excellent rebounder.
James Williams 6’4″ Tennessee Vision 16U
An athletic 2020 wing player who led his team to the championship game of the 16U division. He displayed a great knack of getting buckets at all sorts of different angles. He could attack the basket and twist and turn and still find a way to put the ball in the basket. He has good size and strength to take the contact and be a productive scorer in traffic.
Doreante Tucker 6’1″ Cape Elite 16U
A talented young 2020 wing player from Cape Girardeau Central who really lit it up in an early morning showdown with Team Tae. His slick handles and shooting touch made him very difficult to stop as he attack the basket, scored from different angles and knocked down pull-up 3-pointers on the move. He can really keep defenders off balance with his ability to change directions and do it quickly. He had a very impressive weekend.
Rico Singleton 6’0″ St. Louis Blazers 15U
The young 2021 shooting guard from Lift for Life Academy helped lead the Blazers to the championship of the 15U division. After a scoreless first half in the championship game, he scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including the game-winning free throws with one second left in the win over Team Ramey. He was very aggressive on the drive while also hitting several corner 3-pointers. His high motor also translates to the defensive end.
Maurice Jennings 6’2″ Show-Me State Warriors 14U
One of the young up and coming talents in the tournament, the 2022 guard led the Warriors to the 14U championship. He is a long and lanky performer who can excel at either guard spot. He displayed excellent passing skills and a good feel for the game. He can also handle the ball and shoot it from distance. He is a good athlete who moves and plays in a very easy and efficient manner. He is slated to attend Grandview in the Kansas City area.