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Posted On: 07/23/18 10:13 AM

RECAP

The UTS Elite 15u squad returned from the Adidas Championships with an eye on Grand Rapids. The event was starred on their schedule because the players and coaches were focused on performing in front of family and friends back in Michigan. UTS Elite 15u didn’t disappoint those in attendance. They battled through a tough field and brought home the 15u Brawl for the Ball Gold Championship.

UTS Elite 15u rode a dominating defensive performance. In 7 games, they had an overall record of 6-1, only twice allowing over 50 points. Their defense was suffocating and intense throughout the event. UTS Elite 15u looked solid in both man-to-man and zone sets. On Sunday, they rebounded extremely well which allowed them to push the ball, run on the break, and get buckets in transition. UTS Elite 15u was efficient when finishing at the rim which opened up good looks at the basketcfrom the perimeter. They had some new additions in the post that brought energy and excitement as well. The UTS Elite 15u was intense and cohesive throughout their run to the 15u Brawl for the Ball Gold Championship.

GAME SCORES

C/O Brawl for the Ball

UTS Elite 52, Parallel 45 34

UTS Elite 46, Michigan Goonies 48

UTS Elite 59, Indy Heat 51

UTS Elite 63, CCE 51

UTS Elite 67, AABA Silver 33

Semifinals

UTS Elite 64, Big Ten Hoopstars 39

Champuonship

UTS Elite 64, Great Northern Elite 30

C/O UTS Elite

TOP PERFORMERS

Kobe BufkinKobeBufkin6'4" | SGGrand Rapids Christian | 2021State#83NationMI 

Bufkin led the team in scoring over the weekend. Even more impressive was his response to Coach Lancaster challenging him to rebound. Bufkin was excellent on the boards all weekend. He received his first Division 1 offer this weekend from Bethune-Cookman University and Head Coach Ryan Rider.

TJ BarnesTJBarnesPGGrandville | 2021StateMI 

Barnes was his typical self. He was a floor leader who pushed the ball and found his teammates.  Barnes was able to score on the break as well. He received his first Division 1 offer this weekend from Bethune-Cookman University and Head Coach Ryan Rider.

Jacarri Barnes

Barnes was a beast at Brawl for the Ball. He averaged a double-double with 10ppg and 10rpg.

Landon Regnerus

Regnerus is a 6’5” post player who just returned from surgery. He played with energy while rebounding, blocking shots, and finishing around the bucket.

Kalil StimageKalilStimage6'1" | CGMuskegon Reeths-Puffer | 2021StateMI

Stimage was called upon to pick up a scoring load from a couple players being injured or unavailable. He certainly responded. Stimage was UTS Elite’s top perimeter defender and effectively guarded each opponents top offensive player.

WHAT’S NEXT?

UTS Elite 15u will be heading to the Las Vegas Fab 48 for Nationals. They look forward to Andrel Anthony Jr. returning from injury and Trinidad ChamblissTrinidadChambliss6'0" | PGForest Hills Northern | 2021StateMI joining the roster. UTS Elite 15u is eyeing their third championship this summer.