Summer Classic East LIVE Blog

It’s that time of year again. In midst of all our great summer camps, Hoop Group JamFests are now underway. We begin the first of our three tremendous events with Summer Classic East here at Competitive Edge Sports Complex in King of Prussia, PA. A lot of talented AAU teams in the 15, 16 and 17 year old division coming in to compete for a championship. Who will come out on top? Follow us and find out!

Thursday July 16: Day 1

10:03 pm
Summer Classic East has come and gone. A phenomenal 2 days that was filled with close games every single set. For full coverage of the weekend be sure to check out Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget that Summer Jamfest starts tomorrow; follow the live blog starting at 3 pm!

9:54 pm
Our champions are crowned! Congratulations to our three winning teams!

17U Middlesex Magic

16U DC Thunder

15U Team Final

8:23 pm
Our first of 3 games has just started with the 15u final tipping off. For for coverage of all 3 games be sure to check our Twitter using the #HGJamfest hashtag

7:38 pm
The last of our brackets are set. In the 17u bracket it will be the Middlesex Magic vs. East Coast Fusion for the championship. 3 games. 3 championships. Let’s see who will be crowned champs.

7:11 pm
Tipping off in about an hour will be your 16u final between DC Thunder and Northern Kings.

7:02 pm
Great team basketball will win every time.

6:31 pm
In case you missed it, here is your 15u championship game

6:14 pm
HUGE game for Nick Alikakos with 22 points and 20 rebounds.

5:57 pm
Cameron Reddish drew a charge a few minutes earlier, then this…Team Final getting it done with their D.

5:47 pm
One team is in….who will join them?

5:37 pm
Meanwhile, we are starting the second half of our other semi:

5:34 pm
One semi final almost complete. And what a surprise, another tight game.

4:48 pm

4:07 pm
More photos uploaded to Facebook. Stay tuned for Final Four and Championship photos!

3:23 pm
In case you missed out, here’s some of the guys whose play stood out yesterday.

2:42 pm
Who will move to the 17u Final Four, Baltimore Elite of QC United?

2:28 pm
Middlesex Magic just had a great win over Expression Elite. Jackson Donahue led the way with 23 points, hitting 5 three pointers. Big men Austin Brodeur and Collin McManus contributed as well with 17 and 15 respectively. A big win for Middlesex, they move to the Final Four! –@TheHoopGroup

1:50 pm
Two top players showing why they are D1 caliber.

1:31 pm
17u Elite Eight action has started

12:51 pm
Gotta love the guys that are always in the gym. We have seen Lonnie Walker every week this summer. He is having a great off season so far!

12:32 pm
Some of the younger guys impressing right now in our 15u Elite Eight games.

11:57 am
How many close games can we possibly have?! Great tournament thus far…and today’s playoffs haven’t even started!

11:54 am
Kimani Lawrence’s Expression Elite team is a favorite to win the title, here’s our interview with Kimani last week at Elite Camp in Reading, PA.

11:13 am
More pictures from last night are up on Facebook! Plenty more to come.

10:48 am
Most of our first set of games are done, but one just refused to end! 16u Team PA and BC Eagles went into double OT before Team PA snuck out with a 2 point win.

9:31 am
The question one everyone’s mind for today is this: Can today’s games match yesterday’s? So many games came down to the last possession, buzzer beaters, overtimes, you name and we had it. With playoff games starting later this morning, there’s a lot of hype heading into today. Let’s see how it plays out –@TheHoopGroup

11:00 pm
As the PA Renegades finish their strong showing with a win over the BC Eagles, we conclude day one of the Summer Classic East tournament. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for full coverage of the day’s events. Follow us back here tomorrow for championship action!

10:51 pm
Big game for Mustapha Traore as he helped lead his team to a win and onto the Elite Eight.

10:48 pm
Another down to the wire finish between Team FOE and JB Hoops. Hoops got a chance, but could not get the desperation three to fall.

10:31 pm
Here’s the ending to 17u Baltimore Elite versus Team Price. Elite draws a foul and hits both ends of the one-and-one. Team Price has a chance, but can’t get it to go at the buzzer.

9:57 pm
Crazy finish to Team PA versus House of Sports. Teams traded FTs in the last few minutes. Team PA had a 4 point lead before Mike Jurzynski hit a 3 with 8 seconds. House of Sports fouled and Team PA missed the free throws. Elijah Wilson came down and drew a foul with .7 and a chance to win. He missed both an Team PA snuck away with a fantastic win. Just one of many top games today. –@TheHoopGroup

9:16 pm
These games have been unbelievable and they’re only getting better. Stay with us till the end!

8:53 pm
The entire gym erupted when this happened. Unreal!

8:49 pm
Aside from all the great coaches, Hoop Group alumni and NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams is in the house!

We are beginning to upload photos to Facebook! Check us out daily for pictures of all the action!

6:39 pm
6’9 Jonathan Nwankwo is just one of many bigs we have here at Summer Classic East. His House of Sports team is up big with 8 minutes left.

6:06 pm
Live Division 1 recruiting period started at 5 pm this evening and we already have some big name guys in the house watching!

5:24 pm
That didn’t take long. First overtime of the day just two game sets in.

4:41 pm
First game in the books and now we’re rolling on all 5 courts.

4:06 pm
First game of the day is 15u action, Expressions Elite up at half versus LVBR. Expressions looks like a team that can take the 15u bracket early –@TheHoopGroup

3:41 pm
Summer Classic East is officially underway!

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