New city, same story for the Memphis YOMCA 15's and 14's as they played for the title at the Bobby Hussey Nike Memorial Day Classic in Atlanta.
Nick Smith (White Station) led the 14 and under Memphis YOMCA to the title with a monster tournament including a 38 point outburst and a nasty 22 point second half in bracket game action.
Smith is quickly establishing himself as one of the top player in this class, not only in the state but in the entire nation.
In the 15 and under championship game the Memphis YOMCA finally ran out of gas falling to a powerful CP3 squad after winning 7 straight games over the three day event.
Davell Roby (White Station) had a huge tournament averaging a double/double and proving he is a national Top 100 performer along with his high school teammate Leron Black (White Station), who also played his customary big time tournament.
Chris Chiozza (Bartlett) continues to do masterful work from the lead guard position and C.J. Anderson (Arlington) star just keeps shining brighter with every event.
Coaches gave mad props to James Prather (MUS) for his ability to keep the team out of harmful positions and become the glue that every good team needs to win championships. Prather brings toughness, rebounding and effort to a team with very talented players, every one needs a tough guy and he is knows his role for this Memphis YOMCA squad.
Staying in the 15 and under division the Tennessee Travelers made the most of their time in Georgia finishing 2-2 with big wins over Team Vigilance and Aim High. Their losses came on a last second buzzer beater to Missouri Impact and an overtime loss to Georgia Impact.
Trevon Fields (Science Hill) continues to play well for the Travelers each and every weekend. Will Jennings (Nashville Overton), Austin Harwood (Walker Valley) and Devin Sibley (Karns).
Team Cory Brewer had some fine moments in Georgia behind the solid consistent play of their big three, Derrick Spears (MTCS), Ryan Jones (Siegel) and Jacob Williams (Wilson Central).