Greensboro Summer Havoc brought some of the best teams in the Southeast to the area for another solid event in the Carolinas.
TENNESSEE BOBCATS 17s
In the 17 and under division the Tennessee Bobcats continued their torrid July blasting through pool play at 3-0.
The Bobcats opened with a 75-70 triumph over the Charlotte Impact followed by an overtime victory against UBA-Red 70-68. The final pool play win came over the NC Juice All-Stars to the tune of 57-40.
In bracket play the Bobcats met EYBL representative Team United and played them even in regulation only to fall in overtime 76-69.
John Fulkerson (North Carolina) has been the focal point of the summer competition and he did little to disappoint averaging 24 points per game, snatching 14 caroms per contest and swatting out rejections at an 8 per game clip. His recruitment will be one to watch as the summer rolls along.
Playing well for the Bobcats the backcourt by committee of Trey Blevins (Kentucky), Corey Stearns (Kentucky) and Danny Bates (Jefferson County).
The Bobcats also added Patrick Good (David Crockett) to the roster for the final run and he was instrumental in setting up several of the Fulkerson buckets along with getting some of his own.
Seth Lenard-Battle (Georgia) was a workhorse on the interior, fighting against much larger players and holding his own on the glass. Brenden Coleman (David Crockett) had his weekend of the summer and coaches lauded Nick Gillespie (Kentucky) for his work on defense and the glass.
The Bobcats finish the July run with a gaudy 17-3 mark.
TEAM COREY BREWER 16s
TCB closed out their summer in solid fashion taking the championship in the 16U A10 Silver bracket in Greensboro.
The Nashville crew got off to a nice start behind 24 from Grayson Murphy (Independence), 12 from Jalon Cambridge (PJPII) and 10 from A.J. Bowers (MLK) as they made short work of the 6th man Warriors 80-67.
A controversial call led to TCB falling to Team Charlotte 65-62 in overtime. Cambridge led the scoring with 12 while Murphy added 11. Ke'Montre Jones (Oakland) pitched in with a 10 spot.
The final game of pool play saw TCB fall to the Mid-State Magic 63-53 leaving them 1-2 in pool play with a trip to the Silver Bracket awaiting ahead.
If they drop you to the Silver bracket well you go and win the Silver bracket. That is just what the boys proceeded to do.
Murphy banked 22 as TCB eliminated Brand X 84-64 taking the first step towards the Silver title. Cambridge added 16 and Pedro Bradshaw (Kentucky) pitched in with 11.
Murphy and Cambridge again had the hot hand scoring 19 and 17 respectively as TCB bested the Tennessee Fury 89-60. Bradshaw added 11 in the victory.
Murphy, Cambridge and Tate Pierson (Brentwood Academy) each scored 14 as TCB claimed the Silver Bracket crown with a 68-59 win over the West Virginia Wildcats. Bradshaw added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Great weekend as always for Murphy and having his best weekend of the summer was Cambridge.
TENNESSEE FURY 16s
The Tennessee Fury fought hard in their final run of the summer circuit here in Greensboro finishing 1-4 but being most every game till the bracket semis.
The Fury managed a nice win over the NC Juice All-Stars 62-56 but fell in a tight one 57-55 to the KC Kings. Losses to Team United, Team Loaded 757 and Team Corey Brewer rounded out the weekend.
Connor Arnold (Grace Christian) had a solid weekend playing very well in the Team Loaded and Kings losses.
Spencer Lowe (Maryville) had his best tournament of the summer getting buckets and playing like a manchild on the boards. Great to see his progress this summer.
Coaches were also quick to point out the contributions of Ty Patterson (Knoxville West) who according to the coaches had his best tournament of the summer as well. Mac Brower (Georgia) and Josh Releford (David Crockett) were solid for the Fury on both sides of the ball.