2008 Warrior National Prep

Shirley Allen Cunningham Jr. Family Foundation
4050 Georgetown Road
Lexington, Kentucky

Royal Spring Middle School
332 Champion Way
Georgetown, Kentucky

May 23-26, 2008

Copyright 2008 Ron Harrison

The Shirley Allen Cunningham Jr. Family Foundation

“The Shirley Allen Cunningham Jr. Family Foundation (SACFF) was established to enhance the total academic, athletic, and leadership abilities of area youth.  Activities at the SACFF started well over 15 years ago with the sponsorship of several basketball teams for boys.  Over the years, girls’ basketball teams were added.  It is common that participants start with a team at approximately seven years of age and continue team participation through middle school.  Repeatedly, the teams have ranked among the top 25 in the nation for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Leagues.  A lifetime dream and milestone for the Foundation was achieved in late 2002 with the opening of the 12,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility to house the SACFF. 

The Central Kentucky Warriors AAU club has been formed to provide Central Kentucky boys with above average basketball skills, a chance to play on a team with other competitive players, and against other competitive teams.  We are members of the national AAU and Kentucky AAU organizations.”

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Central Kentucky Warriors is to provide the youth of the Lexington and Central Kentucky community with the opportunity to learn and enjoy basketball at the highest competitive level.  Our program is designed to develop skillful play, promote good sportsmanship, team spirit, and team loyalty.  The Central Kentucky Warriors demand a high degree of ethical conduct by all its coaches, players, volunteers, and parents so that it provides a positive example for the community, the opponents, and it’s participants, in our players’ growth and development into adulthood. 

It is the further mission of the Central Kentucky Warriors to cooperate and participate with other youth basketball organizations currently operating youth basketball programs including but not limited to AAU, AACC, BCI, USTOC, and YBOA.”

The preceding information and mission statement are quoted from the 2008 Warrior National Prep event program.

This event will feature 13 quality teams scheduled to play over a four-day period.  The teams scheduled to participate are:  Central Kentucky Warriors, Arkansas Mustangs, Houston Select 2014, Baylor Bluechip, Indy Ice, Northern Kentucky Tarheels, Team Bama, South Florida All Stars, Georgetown Thunder, Fairfax Stars, Cincinnati Lakers, Indy Blaze, and Adamsville J-Smoove.  The Arkansas Mustangs are defending National Champions in this age division.

Here is a link to the official event program (pdf format), courtsey of the Central Kentucky Warriors organization: http://www.kyprephoops.com/0809/2008WNP.pdf.”

 

Friday May 23rd

Georgetown Thunder   53     Indy Ice   47
Georgetown Thunder led 42-29 after three quarters and held on down the stretch to defeat Indy Ice 53-47.  The victors were led by Quin Richardson with 17 points.  Mustafa Diaw and Dylan Portwood added 10 and nine points respectively.  Devon Hawkins and LaSalle Thompson led Indy Ice with 10 and nine points respectively. 

Georgetown Thunder

15

13

14

11

-

53

Indy Ice

11

7

11

18

-

47

 

Georgetown Thunder

(53) -

Grundy 4, Portwood 9, Crisp 7, Hill 4, Richardson 17, Young 2, Diaw 10.

Indy Ice

(47) -

Coleman 7, Jackson 7, Hawkins 10, Price 3, Thompson 9, Williams 4 Rollins 2, Francis 5.

 

Saturday May 24th

South Florida All Stars   55     Fairfax Stars   46
South Florida utilized the one-two punch of Jovan Lawson and Richard Lee who combined for 39 points to lead the victors.  Louis Khouri led Fairfax with 15 points including three three point baskets.  Alex Boock added nine points.  Taylor McHugh also recorded nine points. 

South Florida All Stars

13

13

12

17

-

55

Fairfax Stars

11

14

9

12

-

46

 

South Florida All Stars

(55) -

Lee 18, Lewis 9, Powell 2, Downes 2, Mooney 3, Lawson 21.

Fairfax Stars

(46) -

Li 4, Khouri 15, Boock 9, Alston 8, McHugh 9, Musa 1.

 

South Florida All Stars   57     Indy Blaze   56
Richard Lee scored 28 points including the winning basket with 14.5 seconds remaining on the clock to give South Florida the victory.  Jovan Lawson and Sean Downes added 13 points each.  Mickey Jones, Nick Rutherford, Tyler Jenkins, and Austin Shields led Indy Blaze with 13, 12, 12, and 11 points respectively.  Shields recorded three three point baskets. 

South Florida All Stars

18

9

10

20

-

57

Indy Blaze

16

13

13

14

-

56

 

South Florida All Stars

(57) -

Lee 28, Powell 3, Downes 13, Lawson 13.

Indy Blaze

(56) -

Jenkins 12, Baker 4, Rutherford 12, Henderson 1, Shields 11, Jones 13, Elston 3.

 

Baylor Bluechip   54     Cincinnati Lakers   35
Arnold Wilson and Demario Smith led the victors with 16 and 13 points respectively.  Eric Eichler and Robert Caldwell led the Lakers with 19 and 12 points respectively. 

Baylor Bluechip

11

12

12

19

-

54

Cincinnati Lakers

4

10

16

5

-

35

 

Baylor Bluechip

(54) -

Wilburn 6, Steiler 3, Kimber 3, Powell 1, Smith 13, Wideman 8, Wilson 16, Steward 4.

Cincinnati Lakers

(35) -

Eichler 19, Caldwell 12, Walker 2, Cage 2.

 

Baylor Bluechip   50     Central Kentucky Warriors   41
Arnold Wilson and Tyler Wideman led the victors with 15 and 13 points respectively.  Nicholas Steiler added nine points on three three point baskets.  Jordan Green led the Warriors with 12 points including three three point baskets.  Teddy Ware and Dylan Portwood added added eight and seven points respectively. 

Baylor Bluechip

18

10

7

15

-

50

Central Kentucky Warriors

9

9

16

7

-

41

 

Baylor Bluechip

(50) -

Wilburn 7, Steiler 9, D. Wilson 3, Smith 3, Wideman 13, A. Wilson 15.

Central Kentucky Warriors

(41) -

Grundy 5, Diaw 3, Ware 8, Portwood 7, Green 12, Lewis 4, Collier 2.

 

Arkansas Mustangs   63     Indy Ice   47
The Mustangs only brought six players to this event but defensive pressure and a very efficient offense led them to the victory.  Dorien Holland, a mobile inside player, led the victors with 22 points.  Anton Beard and Frederick Lee added 18 and 12 points respectively.  Rasheed Williams led Indy Ice with 12 points.  Justin Brent and Kendall Rollins added eight and seven points respectively. 

Arkansas Mustangs

25

15

10

12

-

63

Indy Ice

6

18

12

11

-

47

 

Arkansas Mustangs

(63) -

F. Lee 12, Holland 22, Carter 4, Johnston 5, Beard 18, Perry 2.

Indy Ice

(47) -

Garnett 3, Coleman 6, Jackson 3, Brent 8, Thompson 6, Williams 12, Sheplock 2, Rollins 7.

 

Team Bama   66     Indy Blaze   51
Justin Coleman, Jarvis Calhoun, and Will Brewster led Team Bama with 18, 16, and 11 points respectively.  Justin Baker, Nick Rutherford, and T. J. Henderson led Indy Blaze with 14, 13, and 13 points respectively.  Baker, Rutherford, and Henderson recorded four, three, and three three point baskets respectively. 

Team Bama

25

13

16

12

-

66

Indy Blaze

22

6

9

14

-

51

 

Team Bama

(66) -

Coleman 18, Calhoun 16, Gibson 5, Turk 8, Shearer 1, Brewster 11, Richardson 6.

Indy Blaze

(51) -

Jenkins 4, Baker 14, Rutherford 13, Henderson 13, Shields 3, Elston 4.

 

Cincinnati Lakers   52     South Florida All Stars   48   (OT)
Tarriq Lewis hit a three point basket to force overtime for South Florida but the Lakers rallied in overtime for the victory.  Robert Caldwell and Eric Eichler led the victors with 17 and 10 points respectively.  Jovan Lawson and Richard Lee led South Florida All Stars with 19 and 12 points respectively. 

Cincinnati Lakers

9

9

13

15

6

-

52

South Florida All Stars

12

5

10

19

2

-

48

 

Cincinnati Lakers

(52) -

Denson 2, Eichler 10, Caldwell 17, Hill 8, Fleming 7, Cage 5, Simpson 2.

South Florida All Stars

(48) -

Lee 12, Lewis 9, Powell 2, Downes 6, Lawson 19.

 

Arkansas Mustangs   55     Northern Kentucky Tarheels   43
Dorien Holland and Anton Beard led the Mustangs with 17 and 16 points respectively.  Zach McCormick and Zach McNeil led the Tarheels with 11 points each. 

Arkansas Mustangs

14

14

16

11

-

55

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

9

14

11

9

-

43

 

Arkansas Mustangs

(55) -

Beard 16, Johnston 7, F. Lee 4, Holland 17, Carter 6, Perry 5.

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

(43) -

McCormick 11, Kreyenhagen 2, Palmer 4, McNeil 11, Snider 9, Beal 6.

 

Houston Select   61     Fairfax Stars   43
Joe Barton, Tony Upchurch, and Kelly Oubre led the victors with 22, 17, and 14 points respectively.  Louis Khouri and Brandon Alston led Fairfax with 11 points each. 

Houston Select

12

12

18

19

-

61

Fairfax Stars

6

9

12

16

-

43

 

Houston Select

(61) -

Pistokache 2, Williams 3, Oubre 14, Trauber 3, Barton 22, Upchurch 17.

Fairfax Stars

(43) -

Khouri 11, Boock 7, Durant 2, Alston 11, McHugh 6, Richardson 2, Moseh 4.

 

Central Kentucky Warriors   65     Cincinnati Lakers   50
Michael Collier, Donnie Lewis, Trey Grundy, and Christen Cunningham led the Warriors with 14, 11, 10, and 10 points respectively.  Robert Caldwell and Timothy Fleming led the Lakers with 10 and nine points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Warriors

15

17

19

14

-

65

Cincinnati Lakers

10

11

13

16

-

50

 

Central Kentucky Warriors

(65) -

Grundy 10, Cunningham 10, Ware 5, Johnson 4, Dishman 2, Green 8, Lewis 11, Henry 2, Collier 14.

Cincinnati Lakers

(50) -

Eichler 7, Caldwell 10, Walker 6, Hill 2, Fleming 9, Barwick 7, Cage 8, Simpson 2.

 

Georgetown Thunder   47     Adamsville J-Smoove   34
Landen Young and Mustafa Diaw led Georgetown Thunder with 17 and 10 points respectively.  Kejuan Johnson and Brandon Roe led J-Smoove with 14 and nine points respectively. 

Georgetown Thunder

10

13

13

11

-

47

Adamsville J-Smoove

8

4

11

11

-

34

 

Georgetown Thunder

(47) -

Portwood 6, Crisp 2, Hill 6, Young 17, Monroe 6, Diaw 10.

Adamsville J-Smoove

(34) -

Johnson 14, B. Bryant 5, Roe 9, Hamilton 4, Garner 2.

 

Baylor Bluechip   54     Team Bama   40
Arnold Wilson, Nicholas Steiler,and Tyler Wideman led the victors with 16, 12, and 11 points respectively.  Justin Coleman led Team Bama with 12 points. 

Baylor Bluechip

18

16

16

4

-

54

Team Bama

6

10

18

6

-

40

 

Baylor Bluechip

(54) -

Steiler 12, D. Wilson 3, Powell 2, Smith 3, Wideman 11, A. Wilson 16, King 4, Goodsmith 1, Steward 1, Herdon 1.

Team Bama

(40) -

Coleman 12, Calhoun 4, Gibson 6, Turk 5, Shearer 4, Brewster 5, Richardson 4.

 

Indy Ice   57     Northern Kentucky Tarheels   53
LaSalle Thompson led Indy Ice with 18 points.  Zach McNeil and Zach McCormick led the Tarheels with 18 and 16 points respectively. 

Indy Ice

11

18

15

13

-

57

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

12

7

13

21

-

53

 

Indy Ice

(57) -

Garnett 7, Coleman 5, Jackson 4, Hawkins 6, Brent 3, Thompson 18, Williams 8, Rollins 4, Francis 2.

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

(53) -

McCormick 16, Palmer 5, McNeil 18, Morgan 4, Snider 2, Beal 8.

 

Houston Select   61     South Florida All Stars   45
Tony Upchurch led Houston Select with 16 points.  Jesse Pistokache, Kelly Oubre, and Joe Barton added nine, eight and eight points respectively.  Richard Lee and Tarriq Lewis led South Florida with 11 points each. 

Houston Select

16

23

4

18

-

61

South Florida All Stars

2

13

12

18

-

45

 

Houston Select

(61) -

Pistokache 9, Wiley 2, J. Lewis 2, O’Suji 5, Oubre 8, D. Lewis 6, Trauber 5, Upchurch 16, Barton 8.

South Florida All Stars

(45) -

Lee 11, Lewis 11, Powell 5, Downes 9, Lawson 9.

 

Arkansas Mustangs   51     Fairfax Stars   33
Anton Beard and Javan Perry led the Mustangs with 19 and 13 points respectively.  Alex Boock and Brandon Alston led Fairfax with 10 and nine points respectively. 

Arkansas Mustangs

11

15

8

17

-

51

Fairfax Stars

8

9

6

10

-

33

 

Arkansas Mustangs

(51) -

F. Lee 8, Holland 6, Johnston 5, Beard 19, Perry 13.

Fairfax Stars

(33) -

Li 2, Boock 10, Slater 4, Durant 4, Alston 9, Richardson 2, Moseh 2.

 

Georgetown Thunder   66     Indy Blaze   34
Dylan Portwood, Landen Young, Trey Grundy, and Luke Hill led Georgetown Thunder with 17, 11, 10, and 10 points respectively.  Nick Rutherford, Austin Shields, and Mickey Jones led Indy Blaze with 10, seven, and seven points respectively. 

Georgetown Thunder

19

19

16

12

-

66

Indy Blaze

12

6

11

5

-

34

 

Georgetown Thunder

(66) -

Grundy 10, Portwood 17, Crisp 8, Hill 10, Richardson 6, Young 11, Monroe 4.

Indy Blaze

(34) -

Jenkins 5, Baker 3, Rutherford 10, Shields 7, Jones 7, Elston 2.

 

Cincinnati Lakers   55     Team Bama   46
Robert Caldwell led the Lakers with 21 points including five three point baskets.  Eric Eichler added 12 points.  Justin Coleman, Nick Gibson,and Ben Shearer led Team Bama with 10, nine, and eight points respectively. 

Cincinnati Lakers

17

19

10

9

-

55

Team Bama

20

10

12

4

-

46

 

Cincinnati Lakers

(55) -

Eichler 12, Caldwell 21, Hill 7, Fleming 8, Cage 4, Simpson 3.

Team Bama

(46) -

Coleman 10, Calhoun 7, Gibson 9, Turk 4, Kelly 6, Shearer 8, Brewster 2.

 

Adamsville J-Smoove   63     Northern Kentucky Tarheels   60
J-Smoove utilized the strog inside presence of Kejuan Johnson (24 points) to overcome 14 three point baskets by the Tarheels.  Brandon Roe added 16 points for the victors.  Zach McCormick, Quinton Snider, and DaQuan Palmer led the Tarheels with 13, 11, and 10 points respectively. 

Adamsville J-Smoove

22

13

12

16

-

63

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

17

15

8

20

-

60

 

Adamsville J-Smoove

(63) -

Johnson 24, B. Brown 4, Hines 1, Roe 16, Googer 7, F. Brown 2, Garner 1, McIntosh 8.

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

(60) -

McCormick 13, Kreyenhagen 3, Avery 5, Palmer 10, McNeil 6, Morgan 6, Snider 11, Beal 6.

 



 

Sunday May 25th

 

Adamsville J-Smoove   48     Houston Select   35
Logan McIntosh and Kejuan Johnson led J-Smoove with 18 and 11 points respectively.  Joe Barton led Houston Select with 18 points. 

Adamsville J-Smoove

7

19

11

11

-

48

Houston Select

8

7

7

13

-

35

 

Adamsville J-Smoove

(48) -

Johnson 11, B. Brown 3, Roe 4, Googer 9, Hamilton 1, F. Brown 2, McIntosh 18.

Houston Select

(35) -

Pistokache 6, J. Lewis 1, Oubre 5, Upchurch 5, Barton 18.

 

Indy Ice   43     Fairfax Stars   30
LaSalle Thompson and C. J. Coleman led Indy Ice with 14 and 10 points respectively.  Alex Boock led Fairfax Stars with 11 points including three three point baskets. 

Indy Ice

11

3

10

19

-

43

Fairfax Stars

7

4

8

11

-

30

 

Indy Ice

(43) -

Garnett 6, Coleman 10, Brent 3, Thompson 14, Williams 2, Rollins 8.

Fairfax Stars

(30) -

Li 1, Khouri 7, Boock 11, Slater 3, Durant 4, Alston 2, Moseh 2.

 

Arkansas Mustangs   68     South Florida All Stars   55
Dorien Holland, Anton Beard, and Frederick Lee led the Mustangs with 24, 18, and 14 points respectively.  Jovan Lawson and Richard Lee led South Florida All Stars with 18 and 16 points respectively. 

Arkansas Mustangs

21

22

13

12

-

68

South Florida All Stars

9

13

12

21

-

55

 

Arkansas Mustangs

(68) -

F. Lee 14, Holland 24, Carter 4, Johnston 2, Beard 18, Perry 6.

South Florida All Stars

(55) -

Lee 16, Powell 8, Downes 5,Kelly 2, Mooney 6, Lawson 18.

 

Team Bama   57     Fairfax Stars   55
Jarvis Calhoun led Team Bama with 17 points including three three point baskets.  Chris Turk, and Luke Kelly added 12 and nine points respectively.  Brandon Alston and Alex Boock led Fairfax with 18 and 15 points respectively. 

Team Bama

16

15

16

10

-

57

Fairfax Stars

14

9

18

14

-

55

 

Team Bama

(57) -

Coleman 8, Calhoun 17, Turk 12, Kelly 9, Shearer 6, Bishop 3, Richardson 2.

Fairfax Stars

(55) -

Khouri 2, Boock 15, Slater 3, Durant 6, Alston 18, McHugh 5, Day 2, Musa 3.

 

Northern Kentucky Tarheels   55     Georgetown Thunder   49   (OT)
The Tarheels connected on 11 three point baskets.in their victory.  Zach McCormick, Joey Kreyenhagen, and Quinton Snider scored 14 points each for the Tarheels.  Snider and Kreyenhagen each recorded four three point baskets.  Dylan Portwood led Georgetown Thunder with 17 points. 

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

13

12

14

10

6

-

55

Georgetown Thunder

19

9

15

6

0

-

49

 

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

(55) -

McCormick 14, Kreyenhagen 14, Palmer 2, Avery 5, Crim 2, Snider 14, Beal 4.

Georgetown Thunder

(49) -

Wickline 2, Grundy 4, Portwood 17, Crisp 2, Hill 2, Richardson 7, Young 5, Monroe 7, Diaw 3.

 

Baylor Bluechip   47     Houston Select   42
Tye Wilburn, Tyler Wideman, and Arnold Wilson led the victors with 12, 10, and 10 points respectively.  Joe Barton and Tony Upchurch led Houston Select with 16 and 10 points respectively. 

Baylor Bluechip

11

6

12

18

-

47

Houston Select

10

7

11

14

-

42

 

Baylor Bluechip

(47) -

Wilburn 12, Steiler 6, Smith 9, Wideman 10, Wilson 10.

Houston Select

(42) -

Pistokache 5,O’Suji 2, D. Lewis 3, Trauber 6, Upchurch 10, Barton 16.

 

Adamsville J-Smoove   50     Indy Ice   22
Kejuan Johnson dominated inside with 23 points to lead J-Smoove to victory.  Rasheed Williams led Indy Ice with six points. 

Adamsville J-Smoove

16

13

12

9

-

50

Indy Ice

1

14

2

5

-

22

 

Adamsville J-Smoove

(50) -

Johnson 23, Hines 2, Roe 8, Googer 8, Hamilton 1, F. Brown 4, Garner 3, McIntosh 1.

Indy Ice

(22) -

Garnett 1, Jackson 2, Thompson 4, Williams 6, Sheplock 3, Rollins 4, Francis 2.

 

Central Kentucky Warriors   73     Indy Blaze   51
Michael Collier, led the Warriors with 17 points.  Trey Grundy, Mustafa Diaw, Dylan Portwood, and Jordan Green added 11, 11, 10, and 10 points respectively.  Justin Baker and T. J. Henderson led Indy Blaze with 13 and 10 points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Warriors

14

14

22

23

-

73

Indy Blaze

11

14

15

11

-

51

 

Central Kentucky Warriors

(73) -

Grundy 11, Diaw 11, Cunningham 6, Johnson 2, Portwood 10, Green 10, Henry 4, Miller 2, Collier 17.

Indy Blaze

(51) -

Jenkins 5, Baker 13, Rutherford 8, Henderson 10, Jones 6, Elston 9.

 

South Florida All Stars   54     Indy Ice   46
Richard Lee, Jovan Lawson, and Sean Downes led the victors with 16, 12, and 11 points respectively.  Jovan Lawson and Sean Downes added 13 points each.  Jordan Garnett, C. J. Coleman, and Kendall Rollins led Indy Ice with 12, 10, and nine points respectively. 

South Florida All Stars

13

8

17

16

-

54

Indy Ice

11

10

11

14

-

46

 

South Florida All Stars

(54) -

Lee 16, Lewis 3, Powell 4, Bristol 2, Downes 11, Kelly 4, Mooney 2, Lawson 12.

Indy Ice

(46) -

Garnett 12, Coleman 10, Jackson 2, Hawkins 7, Brent 2, Williams 4, Rollins 9.

 

Georgetown Thunder   61     Baylor Bluechip   41
Mason Monroe, Dylan Portwood, and Quin Richardson led the victors with 13, 11, and 10 points respectively.  Arnold Wilson and Tye Wilburn led Baylor Bluechip with 12 and 10 points respectively. 

Georgetown Thunder

15

10

17

19

-

61

Baylor Bluechip

6

15

14

6

-

41

 

Georgetown Thunder

(61) -

Grundy 4, Portwood 11, Crisp 4, Hill 8, Richardson 10, Young 6, Monroe 13, Diaw 5.

Baylor Bluechip

(41) -

Wilburn 10, Steiler 4, Smith 3, Wideman 4, Wilson 12, King 2, Herdon 4, Kimber 2.

 

Indy Blaze   58     Northern Kentucky Tarheels   57
Tyler Jenkins, Justin Baker, Ashton Elston, and Mickey Jones led Indy Blaze with 15, 15, 13, and 10 points respectively.  Zach McCormick, Quinton Snider, and Jalen Beal led the Tarheels with 15, 14, and 13 points respectively. 

Indy Blaze

20

14

12

12

-

58

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

20

13

7

17

-

57

 

Indy Blaze

(58) -

Jenkins 15, Baker 15, Henderson 5, Jones 10, Elston 13.

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

(57) -

McCormick 15, Kreyenhagen 5, Avery 3, Palmer 4, Morgan 3, Snider 14, Beal 13.

 

Team Bama   51     South Florida All Stars   46
Jarvis Calhoun and Justin Coleman led Team Bama with 17 and 11 points respectively.  Richard Lee and Sean Downes led South Florida All Stars with 16 and 11 points respectively. 

Team Bama

10

13

15

13

-

51

South Florida All Stars

15

2

21

8

-

46

 

Team Bama

(51) -

Coleman 11, Calhoun 17, Gibson 8, Turk 6, Kelly 3, Shearer 2, Richardson 4.

South Florida All Stars

(46) -

Lee 16, Lewis 5, Powell 7, Downes 11, Lawson 7.

 

 

Monday May 26th

 

Houston Select   56     Northern Kentucky Tarheels   48
Tony Upchurch and Joe Barton led Houston Select with 19 points each.  Zach McNeil and Zach McCormick led the Tarheels with 16 and 13 points respectively. 

Houston Select

14

18

12

12

-

56

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

7

14

12

15

-

48

 

Houston Select

(56) -

Pistokache 4, J. Lewis 2, O’Suji 6, Oubre 4, D. Lewis 2, Upchurch 19, Barton 19.

Northern Kentucky Tarheels

(48) -

McCormick 13, Palmer 6, McNeil 16, Morgan 2, Snider 9, Beal 2.

 

Central Kentucky Warriors   59     Team Bama   29
Dylan Portwood and Teddy Ware led a balanced Warriors attack with 10, and nine points respectively.  Chris Turk led Team Bama with eight points. 

Central Kentucky Warriors

17

13

20

9

-

59

Team Bama

7

11

6

5

-

29

 

Central Kentucky Warriors

(59) -

Grundy 4, Diaw 6, Cunningham 7, Ware 9, Johnson 3, Portwood 10, Randall 2, Green 8, Lewis 2, Henry 2, Collier 6.

Team Bama

(29) -

Coleman 3, Calhoun 4, Byrd 1, Gibson 4, Turk 8, Kelly 5, Bishop 2, Brewster 2.

 

Central Kentucky Warriors   47     Houston Select   45
Trey Grundy scored at the buzzer on an out of bound play to give the Warriors the victory.  Dylan Portwood, and Christen Cunningham led the Warriors with 15 and 14 points respectively.  Tony Upchurch and Joe Barton led Houston Select with 18 and 10 points respectively. 

Central Kentucky Warriors

14

10

12

11

-

47

Houston Select

12

15

6

12

-

45

 

Central Kentucky Warriors

(47) -

Grundy 6, Cunningham 14, Ware 3, Portwood 15, Randall 3, Green 5, Miller 1.

Houston Select

(45) -

Pistokache 4, J. Lewis 3, O’Suji 2, Oubre 8, Upchurch 18, Barton 10.

 

 

Conclusion

There was a tremendous amount of talent on display this weekend with several teams who could challenge for national honors. Several of the teams were impressive despite the absence of key players due to various reasons.

The host Central Kentucky Warriors have a very talented team from top to bottom with talented wing players including Trey Grundy and Jordan GreenMustafa Diaw, Dylan Portwood, and Michael Collier are versatile scorers and Christen Cunningham is a very savvy guard who can direct the offense as well as score.  The Warriors substitute liberally with each player capable of making major contributions. 

Adamsville J-Smoove’s Kejuan Johnson is virtually impossible to stop in the paint.  Houston Select had a formidable inside duo of Tony Upchurch and Joe BartonUpchurch also handled well and gets to the basket extremely well.  The Arkansas Mustangs were playing with only six players but were hard to handle because of their pressure defense and efficient offense.  Frederick Lee ran the offense and Dorien Holland was very efficient in the paint. 

Baylor Bluechip had several players capable of putting up good numbers.  LaSalle “PJ” Thompson was an impressive guard for Indy Ice and the Northern Kentucky Tarheels have an impressive group of three point bombers.  South Florida All Stars got consistent scoring from Richard Lee and Jovan Lawson.  Georgetown Thunder was prepping for the 13U AAU Nationals and have an impressive group including versatile guard Quin Richardson

There were too many players to mention them all here but all the teams, including the teams I have already mentioned and Team Bama, Fairfax Stars, Cincinnati Lakers, and Indy Blaze had some very talented performers.  I was also impressed with the coaching this weekend—everything was definitely national caliber. 

I have attempted to give a brief recap of each game from the official scoresheets . I apologize in advance for any misspelled names or errors in stats . This report is not meant to be an official document but to be used for entertainment and an overview of this event.  This was an excellent, well-run event and hopefully will become an annual event.

 

Acknowledgements

It was Shirley Cunningham’s dream that this would be a marquee event and it was a huge success.  A special thanks to Charles Grundy, Walter Overstreet, and Teddy Ware for the hospitality extended me during this event.  Also a note of appreciation to all the volunteers who put in long hours and a lot of effort to make this event memorable.  Also, once again, a shout out to Teddy Ware for some of the best Bar-B-Que this side of Memphis.

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning this event, teams, or players to me at prephoops@yahoo.com .

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.kyprephoops.com.