Posted On: 07/3/21 8:54 AM

The buzz at Gold Crown Gym started well before tip-off as parents and hoop fans were lined up before the doors even opened.  The holiday weekend got off to a bang as soon as the first games tipped off, and the fireworks didn't stop all night.  A full slate of 16U action gave a quick taste of what's to come the rest of the weekend.  Full disclaimer here, I wasn't able to catch every team play Friday night, so I will be seeing some teams play for the first time on Saturday.  From the games I was able to see, a few players really stood out:

Ryan Leopold 2023: Mile High Magic 

Versatility is the name of the game here.  Ryan did a little bit of everything, except for scoring, which he did a lot! He exploded with 7 points in the first 4 minutes of the game and didn't look back finishing with a game-high 29 points.  What impressed me was his nose for the ball, he was always in the right place to be in the action.  He did a great job rebounding the ball, easily securing a double

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