Chattanooga Elite 16 and under marched into the DII AAU National Tournament with something to prove.
By my calculations they did just that.
Team Penny behind 14 points and 7 caroms from D.J. Jackson (Fayette-Ware) and 13 points from Rodarious Washington (Memphis East) defeated the Arkansas Wings Elite 53-41 to bring home the big trophy as the national champions of the 15 and under division at the AAU Nationals in Little Rock.
Elite 32 Session II welcomed a bevy of Tennessee teams into the fold including Team Thad and the Tennessee Chosen Few-Knoxville in the 17 and under division and the Chosen Few in the 15 and under portion of the event.
The format of the event was more showcase games than an actual tournament but the action was heavy and good.
Best of the South in the spacious confines of the Sports Academy in Suwanee Georgia proved to be another showcase event for the emerging 16 and under group for the Tennessee Tigers.
The Tigers concluded the event finishing in the Elite Eight falling to the always competitive E1T1 squad despite some key injuries during the process.
Over in St. Louis the Mullens High Profile event featured the styling’s of Team Nashville as its Volunteer state representative.