Team Thad Making Waves All Over


The legend continues to grow.


The legend of Team Thad.


The Memphis
based group is chewing up the competition and for the past couple of weeks have
been one of the most impressive teams in the nation.


The final week of the April live period saw the Bluff City
crew venture down to the Big Easy and the Gulf Coast Hooopfest.


Team Thad finished 4-1 falling in the finals to the
Milwaukee Rebels, a team they incidentally beat by 20 earlier in the tourney.


Playing without Leron
Black (White Station),
Team Thad has ridden the broad shoulder of the one
they call Chiozza, Chris Chiozza (White
brought his A-Game to New Orleans averaging around 18 per contest
and leading his troops in the absence of one of their better players.


Coaches sighted Marcanvis
Hymon (Whitehaven), C.J. Anderson (Whitehaven), K.J. Bates (Arlington),
Lagerald Vick (Douglass) and Malik Smith (Memphis
for their efforts in this event.


Moving on the Mid-West this past weekend, Team Thad ventured
into the hallowed hals of Indiana Basketball and made quiet the showing
advancing to the championship game of the Bill Hensley Memorial Run and Slam


The Peoria Irish took the moniker of Victim #1 to the tune
of 95-75. Riley Norris (Alabama) took
scoring honors with 21 while Mr. Chiozza posted a triple/doubler with 17
points, 11 boards and 10 dimes. Black returned to action dropping a cool dozen
while Bates added 13 in the win.


91-67 and Victim #2 is in the books, the Michigan Titans
fell hard as Black led the scoring charge with 17. Norris added 12 and Bates
finished with 10.


The final game of pool play brought one of the nations
toughest draws in the Indy Spiece Heat. A close game went the way of the Spiece
despite 19 each from Black and Norris. Chiozza added 12 in the 81-78 defeat.


Black notched 24 and 12 as Team Thad got bracket play off
right winning over a talented Ohio Basketball Club 78-75, Norris pitched in
with 17 and Chiozza added `13 and 8 dimes.


Dorian's Pride felt the wrath of the Thad as Norris dropped
20 and the boys came home to the tune of 84-68. Anderson had his best game of the tourney
finishing with 17.


Quarter-Final action produced a 73-58 win over the Mac Irvin
Fire and Northwest Ohio took the thunder in
the semi-finals setting up the showdown with All Ohio.


Chiozza managed 16 but the powerful Buckeye crew took the
title 77-58 over Team Thad.