2018 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions
12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, & 17U
Suwanee Sports Academy
May 18-20, 2018
© 2018 Ron Harrison
There were eight teams entered in the 12U Division, 12 teams in the 13U Division, 16 teams in the 14U Division, 48 teams in the 15U Division, 64 teams in the 16U Division, and 96 teams in the 17U Division.
12U Division – Powerhouse defeated Warner Robins All-Stars 50-42 to win this division. Darius Washington led the victors with 27 points including five three point baskets. Johnny Brown plays with a swagger and maturity that belies his years and according to event analysts has the ability to get to the rim at will. Tyler Johnson pulled down 15 rebounds.
12U All-Tournament Team – Cameron Scott (Columbia Hoopers), Tyquan O’Neal (DCAG), Daylon Johnson (DCAG), Nehemiah Stowers (East Cobb Playmakers), Jaylen Colon (East Cobb Playmakers), Tyler Jackson (God’s Property), Johnny Brown (Powerhouse 2024), Erick Taylor (Powerhouse 2024), and Darius Washington (Powerhouse 2024), Alex Cunningham (Triple Double), Caleb Underwood (Triple Double), Dru May (Warner Robins All Stars), and Khalil Green (Warner Robins All Stars).
13U Division – Florida United used their size and strength to defeat TNBA South by a score of 74-54. Kaven Ball scored 23 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and Matthew Bewley added 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead the victors with dominating performances. Bewley at 6-7 impressed with his footwork and his basketball savvy. Sam Walters led TNBA with 15 points.
13U All-Tournament Team – Jadaris Lamar (Alabama Hoopers), Xavier Sutton (Alabama Hoopers), Win Miller (Birmingham Razorbacks), Carso Huff (Birmingham Razorbacks), Zy Pryor (Da House), LJ Hackman (Da House), Ed Bronson (E1T1 Heat), Jacy Miles (Elite Strong), Tahj Johnson (Elite Strong), Yacinthe Iverson (Florida United), Matthew Bewley (Florida United), Kaven Call (Florida United), Carson Muse (NAS Elite), Landon Williams (NSE), Ammarion Jones (SBC), Kevin Bruce (SBC Elite), Braeden Marshall (TNBA South), and Sam Walters (TNBA South).
14U Division – Georgia Stars defeated JE Elite by a score of 61-48 to claim the title. 6-4 TJ Grant paced the victors with 24 points. 6-1 Dillon Hunter added 16 points scoring from beyond the arc and finishing at the rim on penetration to the basket. Robert Cowherd makes the game look easy and truly understands the game.
14U All-Tournament Team – Joyful Hawkins (ATL Big Five), Jakobe Strozier (ATL Big Five), Cedrick Seabrough (Bostic Next Level), Fredrick Seabrough (Bostic Next Level), Caleb Richardson (Deep South Blue Devils). AJ Swann (Deep South Blue Devils), Khyle Cowan (Elite Strong (Black), Exavier McDowell (GA Stars HW), Kaden McArthur (Game Elite DB), Jarius Griffin (Game Elite DB), Trent Smith (Game Elite DB), TJ Grant (Georgia Stars), Robert Cowherd (Georgia Stars), Dillon Lewis (Georgia Stars), J’Mariyae Robinson (GME 2022), DaQuan Harris (GME 2022), Savion Brown (JE Elite), Tenille Franklin (JE Elite), Joshua Reed (SBC), Jaheim Johnson (SBC), Joshua Fulton (SBC), Noah Katton (Team Knight), Charlie Bell (Team Knight), Cam Oriol (Team Up), Ashton Latta (Upward Stars), Alex Archie (Upward Stars), Bryson Barrett (Upward Stars), J. Brown (Upward Stars TR), G. Stokes (Upward Stars TR), Ashton Latta (Upward Stars York County), and Quan Paterson (Upward Stars York County).
15U Division – The Georgia Stars defeated the Atlanta Celtics 45-25 in the championship game of the Orange division. AJ White flawlessly directed the Georgia Stars offense and scored 15 points. 6-10 Frank Anselem controlled the paint for the victors. Louisville Magic defeated Stackhouse Elite 72-62 to earn the championship of the Black division. 6-6 Kooper Jacobi led the victors with 19 points. Stackhouse Elite was led by Kendrick Green and Peyton Daniels with 16 and 14 points respectively.
15U All-Tournament Team – Troy Boynton (All Ball), Ben Middlebrooks (All Ball), Chase Comer (Atlanta Celtics), Randy Brady (Atlanta Celtics), Eric Rivers (Atlanta Celtics), Nick Speros (Atlanta Tapout Black), Devin McGlockten (Atlanta Tapout Black), Tucker Lowe (BCB Blue), Malcolm Dewberry (Champions Elite), Shaman Hawthorne (Champions Elite), Power Echols (Charlotte Nets), Immanuel Stanback (Charlotte Nets), Dean Gabrelcik (Clearwater Elite), Anthony Bittar (Claearwater Elite), Gavin Long (College Park Rim Rockers), Lakendric Lyles ((Flame Elite), Calob Jones (Florida Future), Alano Cedeno (Florida Future), Thad Squire (Florida Rams), Michael Bradley (Florida Rams), Will VanHook (Florida Rams), Jaden Marshall (GA Coastal Ballers), Felix Booker (GA Fusion), Tre Roberson (Georgia Stars), AJ White (Georgia Stars), Frank Anselem (Georgia Stars), Logan Turner (Game Elite Black), Andrew McConnell (Game Elite Black), Georgia Pridgett (Game Elite Gold), Zyair Greene (Game Elite Gold), Jackson Meeks (Georgia Kings), Jacques Holt (Georgia Kings), Wyatt Fricks (God’s Property), Taihland Owens (Hoops 360), Matthew Cleveland (HYPE 2021), Sutton Smith (HYPE 2021), Cole Middleton (HYPE 2021), Rokafewlloa Taylor (JSI Elite), Brooks Barnhizer (JSI Elite), BJ Harris (JSI Elite), Trey Kaufman (Louisville Magic), Kooper Jacobi (Louisville Magic), Trey James (Manimal Elite), Isaiah Mason (Manimal Elite), KJ Crump (Manimal Elite), Langdon Hatton (MATTS Mustangs), Spencer Darby (North Georgia Hurricanes), Shawn Cunningham (North Georgia Hurricanes), Brody Peebles (Pro One Select Navy), Ryan Maxwell (Savon’s Academy Stars), Kendrick Green (Stackhouse Elite), Peyton Daniels (Stackhouse Elite), Dario Webb (Team Hornets), Adonis Davis (Team Loaded 704 Mitchell), Max Robertson (Team Renegades Elite), Bryce McGowens (Team SC), James Lovorn (Team SC), Marcus Watson (Team Swoop), Perry Sylvester (Top Flight Elite), Kelsey Beasley (United Elite Spartans), Quinten Thomas (Upward Stars Charlotte), Daveon Thomas (Upward Stars SE), Gregory Jones (Warner Robins All Stars), Andrew Crane (Warner Robins All Stars), Elijah Alceus (YSYB Team scholar), and Richard Vistacion (YSYB Team Scholar).
16U Division – Georgia Stars defeated Louisiana Elite 52-49 to capture the Orange division championship. Christian Wright and Jordan Rawls led the victors with 18 and 13 points respectively. Moses Nyodock, Jason Perry, and Kentrell Garnett led Louisiana Elite with 14, 11, and 11 points respectively. 6-7 Jordan Johnson impressed throughout the tournament with his athleticism.
Upward Stars Southeast defeated E1T1 79-72 to capture the Black division championship. 6-6 Dillon Jones led the victors with 15 points, six rebounds, and six assists. 6-8 PJ Hall added 14 points and seven rebounds. 6-5 Justin Amadi recorded 12 points. 6-3 Luis Rolon led E1T1 with 17 points and six rebounds. 6-0 Marcus Niblack and 6-6 Zach Anderson added 14 and 13 points respectively.
16U All-Tournament Team – Xavier Ayers (AC Georgia), Isaiah Gardner (Alabama Fusion-Jones), Dwon Odom (Atlanta Celtics), Deivon Smith (Atlanta Celtics), Josh Taylor (Atlanta Celtics), Chase Ellis (Atlanta Celtics), Jermaine Mann (Atlanta Xpress), Kameron Hobbs (Atlanta Xpress-Hook), Clifton Baskerville (Attack Black), Kaleb Clinton (BCB), Jose Passius (Boynton Heat Classic), Ray Surratt (Central Kentucky Magic Morton), Zach Anderson (E1T1), Marcus Niblack (E1T1), Kobe Knox (E1T1), Luis Rolon (E1T1), Josh Simons (E1T1 Heat), Kevin Chandler (East Coast United), Reggie Hill (East Coast United), Omar Ndengey (East Point Runnin Rebels), Adam Metts (Elite Strong Black), Cameron Brown (Elite Stron Black), Kendrick Holland (EOTO), CJ Hines (G3 Elite), Izaiah Williams (GA Elite Ballers/GP), Perry Robinson (Game Elite Rival), Donovan Morris (Georgia Flight), Brandon Stroud (Georgia Knights), Samson Ruzhenentsev (Georgia Stars), Christian Wright (Georgia Stars), Jordan Meka (Georgia Stars), Jayce Harrison (Hype Hawks), Evan Hurst (Hype Hawks), Xavier Griffith (JSI Elite), Braxton Barnhizer (JSI Elite), Jordan Johnson (Louisiana Elite), Kentrell Garnett (Louisiana Elite), Moses Nyodock (Louisiana Elite), Jackson Ames (Louisville Magic), Howard Fleming (Louisville Magic), Ryan Kalkbrenner (Louisville Magic), Marcellus Vail (MATTS Mustabgs), Alex Matthews (MATTS Mustangs), Shomari Gaines (Middle GA Ballers), Brinton Wright (Middle GA Ballers), Campbell Reed (North Georgia Elite), Layndon Newton (Orlando Orangemen), Cody Gaynes (Reach Higher Kings), AJ Smith (Team Charlotte), Daniel Ransom (Team Charlotte), Varun Ajjarapu (Team Coop Select). Jared Bomer (Team Impact), Caleb Mack (Team South Carolina), Bretner Mutombo (Team TUFF), Broc Bidwell (Team TUFF), Garrison Powell (Team TUFF), Javon Bell (Team Under Pressure), Kavon Blankenship (Tennessee Tigers), Khalil Shaheed (Thunderstruck), Jacob Crews (Thunderstruck), JT Cannon (TNBA South Kittleson), Connor Recio (TNBA South Kittleson), Anthony Hardy Jr. (TNBC), PJ Hall (Upward Stars SE), Dillion Jones (Upward Stars SE), Ja’Queze Kirby (Upward Stars SE), Loren Boyette (Upward Stars Upstate Blue), and Anthony Dillard (Warner Robins All-Stars).
17U Division – EAB continued their sizzling play as they captured the Orange division championship with a 71-58 victory over Louisville Magic. KJ Johnson was the catalyst all week and led the victors with 16 points. Carson Carey and Keon Johnson added 15 and 14 points respectively. Eric Boone led Louisville Magic with 19 points.
Atlanta All-Stars captured the Black Division Championship with a 57-50 victory over Stackhouse Elite. 6-4 Jaxon Etter led the victors 15 points and continues to impress with his all around skills. Jalen Benjamin continued his excellent showing with 26 points for Stackhouse Elite.
Team Charlotte defeated Team SC Black 73-58 to capture the White division championship. Chico Carter Jr. and Deangelo Epps led the victors with 20 and 16 points respectively. 6-3 guard Raquan Brown added 13 points and impressed with his clutch baskets during the tournament. Sherman Robinson led Team SC Black with 12 points and 6-3 CG Tre Jackson impressed with his explosive offensive skills.
17U All-Tournament Team – Javonte LeCounte (2019 Rebels), TJ Lawlor (ALLBALL), Jaxon Eter (Atlanta All-Stars), Eric Coleman (Atlanta All-Stars), Jayvion Rucker (Atlanta All-Stars), Brendan Tucker (Atlanta Celtics), Kamar Robertson (Atlanta Celtics), Joshua Archer (Atlanta Lightning), Nathan Reid (Atlanta Select Black), Jakeem Faulkner (Atlanta Select Prime), Jon Morgan (Atlanta Timberwolves), Chase Hunter (Atlanta Xpress), Anthony Edwards (Atlanta Xpress), Rodney Smith (Ballin’ Blazers), Zach Ranson (BCB Black), Javon Anderson (Carolina Pressure), Jordan Burch (Carolina Wolves), Sam Wolfe (Charlotte Royals), KJ Johnson (EAB), Keon Johnson (EAB), Julius Dixon (EAB), Donald Richardson (East Coast United), Trenton Stephney (EOTO 2019), Daylin Lee (Florida Elite), Brandon Deravine (GA Elite Ballers), Justin Day (GA Phenoms), Jayln McCreary (Game Elite), Malachi Rhodes (Game Elite), Sion James (Game Elite Black 2020), Sam Hines (Game Elite Black 2020), Walker Kessler (Game Elite Gold FL), Corey Walker (Game Elite Gold FL), Naseem Khaalid (Game Elite Gold FL), Terrell Burden (Game Elite Monstars), Perry Robinson (Game Elite Rivals), Klan Curry (Gametime Ballers), Ahmad Mattox (Georgia Kings), Jhaquez Anderson (Georgia Kings), AJ Watts (Georgia South), Elias King (Georgia Stars), Moulaye Sissoko (Georgia Stars), Ben Sheppard (God’s Property), Calvin Temple (Hawks Elite), Modestas Kancleris (JSI Elite), Ahman Ellington (JSI Elite), Kiya Randolph (Justus League), Terry Dew (Justus League), Brennan Soloman (LBF Stars), Eric Boone (Louisville Magic), Ahmad Price (Louisville Magic), Davis Guyton (Manzer Black), TreVon Smith (MATTS Mustangs), Mason Shifflett (MATTS Mustangs), Isaiah Cozart (MATTS Mustangs), Dee Merriwhether (Memphis Prep), Tommy Murr (Nike Elite Stars), JP Robinson (Nike Elite Stars), Kendall Lewis (North Atlanta Orangemen), Joe Jones (North Atlanta Orangemen), Isaiah Green (Pro One Select Grey), Charlie Gossett (Pro One Select Navy), Brett Newsome (PSB Chattanooga), Donell Nixon (SBC), Shyheed Williams (Sharp Shooters Elite), Jack Cooper (Skills Center Elite), Davon Higgs (Smyrna Stars Gold), Jamari Dean (Smyrna Stars Gold), Brian Dugazon (South Florida Rockets), Inady Legiste (South Florida Rockets), Jomel Martinez (South Florida Sharks), Damarcus Johnson (South Fulton Lions), Jalen Benjamin (Stackhouse Elite), Jamir Chaplin (Stackhouse Elite), Cornelius Giovenco (Tampa Bayhawks –Lane), RaQuan Brown, (Team Charlotte), TJ Bickerstaff (Team Charlotte), Chico Carter (Team Charlotte), Donatvius King (Team EAT), Bryce Latimer (Team EAT), Clarence Jackson (Team Georgia Magic), Kalen Williams (Team Power), MacKenzie McFatten (Team Power), Ellis Lee (Team SAC), Booker Cusaac (Team SC Grey), Mason Carver (Team SC Grey), Christian Matthews (Team Sleepers), Tre Jackson (Team South Carolina), Chase Claxton (Team South Carolina), Walyn Napper (Team South Carolina), Deonte Randolph (Team United Elite), Quinton Morton (Team Winston), Zackary Austin (Team Winston), Miles Jones (Team Winston), Dionte Ware (Tennessee Tigers), Kelby Epley (TN Vision), Corey Hill (Top Flight Elite 2019), Crosby James (Upward Stars Columbia), Frank Lee IV (Upward Stars Riverfront). CJ Felder (Upward Stars SE), Trae Broadnax (Upward Stars SE), Tommy Bruner (Upward Stars SE), Talon Cooper (Upward Stars Upstate), Zach Baldinelli (Upward Stars Upstate). Cooper Fowler (Upward Stars Upstate), Keshun Houser (Warner Robins All Stars), and Ralph Davenport (YGLA).
I originally just intended to write a small update about this tournament because of the involvement of the Kentucky teams and players. However I became fascinated with the incredible job HOOPSEEN did covering the event, compiling huge all tournament teams, and some incredibly accurate evaluations of the players. I have seen many of the Kentucky players and their comments were “spot-on”. The all tournament teams and some of the division reports were done by the HOOPSEEN staff and I received info from fans on some of the divisions. I highly recommend visiting the HOOPSEEN and event website as this doesn’t even scratch the surface of their coverage and incredibly hard work of making this fabled event by Bob Gibbons come to life, a must read website for any event they cover.