The "live" period kicked off with the Under Armour Association taking over New York. Team Thad came out of the gate slowly but finished strong with a 3-1 record in both age groups.
In the 17s Thad started slow with a 73-66 loss to the KC Run GMC crew. 2016 Mikkel Normant (Fayette-Ware) led the scoring with 14 followed by D.J. Health (Arkansas) with a dozen.
Carlos Marshall (Southwind) got the hot hand with 27 markers as Thad got on the right side of the score sheet with a 70-59 win over the Philly Pride. Normant added 13 and Dedric Boyd (Haywood) finished with 12.
Boyd had the hot hand in Game #3 scoring 20 as Thad thumped the Canada Elite 62-59. Normant added 15 in the win.
Boyd closed the day making sure everybody in the gym knew his name dropping 30 as Team Thad got the win over Splash City 74-60 to finish Session I at 3-1. Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) had his best game of the event finishing with 14 points and 10 caroms.
In the 16 and under Division it was more of the same for the Memphis crew as Team Thad started strong but lost a close one late to finish at 3-1.
In the opener Team Thad got 17 each from Tyler Harris (Cordova) and Drue Drinnon (Georgia) as they cruised past the Earl Watson Elite 64-50. D.J. Jeffries (Mississippi) added 15 in the victory.
Five players finished in double digits as Team Thad crushed the Young Legends 82-35. Drinnon led the charge with 21 followed by Rodgerick Brown (Cordova) with 19. Harris, Bruce Guy (Houston) and Rayshard Williams (Lausanne) all tallied 10 in the victory.
Harris laid down 17 as Team Thad drowned Splash City 66-46 to move to 3-0 on the weekend. Brown finished with 16, Drinnon added 12 and Guy got himself a cool 11 markers.
Drinnon scored 22 but Team Thad came up just short falling to the Texas Hard Work crew 80-78. Brown added 19 in the loss while Harris pitched in with his usual 17 point effort.
Team Thad now packs up the van and will head to Indianapolis for Session II of the Under Armour Association.