Winter Showdown All Tournament Teams

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8th Grade Division

MVP

Deandre Bourne, Black Mambas – Smooth guard was able to do it all.  His rebounding and passing were upstaged only by his scoring.  His 23 in the championship was key, but more impressive was that 14 came in the second half when the Mambas were able to pull away from a 38-38 tie against Philly Flight.

All-Tournament 1st Team

Jake Needleman, Jersey City Boys Club – important part of Jersey City Boys Club’s full court pressure that led to turnovers and easy points.  Also, a dynamic scorer who led JCBC in points over the weekend.

Jordan Armstrong, Black Mambas – # 55 from the Black Mambas was a huge part of their second half run against Philly Flight to earn the 8th Grade Championship.

Mike Milsip, Philly Flight – explosive scorer and rebounder, he was a very important piece on a very good Philly Flight team that reached the championship game.

Joey Krempa, Jersey City Boys Club – A great shooter whose game does not just depend on that. He is quick and versatile, getting teammates involved, as well as being a ball-hawk defensively.

Elijah Barnes, Jersey Shore Lightning – #34 for the Jersey City Lightning was a great interior player. He not only could score on the block, but he grabbed a ton of boards for an 8th grade semifinalist.

All-Tournament 2nd Team

Ezra Swell, Jersey Shore Lightning
Taheem Burno, Jersey City Boys Club
Brian Monaghan, Morris Magic
Dakquan Davis, Philly Flight
Barry Brown, Asbury Park

 

7th Grade Division

MVP

Jayvon Jackson & Dan Gaines- Quincy Douby Elite- both players instrumental in team’s success. Shared the ball scoringwise and were important defensively in order to win 7th grade championship.  Impossible to decide who was the sole MVP, so our only bracket with Co-MVP’s is 7th.  Coach Omar spoke of his team as just that: “a team,” their win and these two players proved him right this weekend.

All-Tournament 1st Team

Jerry Hutchinson- Jersey Strong – Jersey Strong’s leading scorer and great slasher. Led his team to the 7th grade silver game after tough loss in Semifinals.

Kobe Blake, Neptune – Neptune’s leading scorer. Good guard who also was instrumental in their defensive pressure, which led team all the way to the championship game.

Patrick Regan, New Jersey Shore Shots- Team’s best scorer can do it from inside or out. Scored 24 points pool play game against Jersey Strong, including 2 three pointers.

Tyree Morris, JJ Hoops – Quiet possibly one of the 7th grade divisions best scorers, posted double digit games in all 3 of his teams contests, including 14 against eventual champion Quincy Douby and 23 in a six point win over More Than That Bulldogs.

6th Grade

MVP

Ian O’Connor- Central Jersey Hawks – Leading scorer on 6th grade championship team. Tough player who kept his team cool in waning minutes of championship game.

All-Tournament 1st Team

Matt Cross- Beverly Panthers – Leading scorer on a Beverly Panthers team that made the trip to Hoop Group Headquarters all the way from Massachusetts. Cross is a tall, explosive guard who went for 21 in the Panthers first game.

Josh Cohen- Spartan Select – Spartans do-it-all man. Team leader, scorer, defender, and all around heady player makes his whole team better. His numbers (11.5 ppg), could have been even higher had he avoided foul trouble.

Brandon Wilson- Jersey Shore Lightning – Leading scorer for the Lightning. He can shoot from the outside, as well as drive to the hole. He even scored from the seat of his pants on Sunday.

Steven Bramstein- Spartan Select- Multiple games in double figures for the Spartans.  Able to score effectively around the basket and from mid-range.

 

5th Grade Division

MVP

Jordan Scherer- House of Sports- Jordan Scherer was the leader of a very balanced House of Sports team. He was the floor general who led by example.

All-Tournament 1st Team

“Q” Maneri- House of Sports- The player they call “Q” brought his A Game. He was an excellent post presence who dominated that glass.

Alex Galvan- New Jersey Shore Shots- Inside and mid-range threat for the Shore Shots had a fantastic weekend.  His 16 point in the championship kept the Shore Shots alive to the final minutes, before falling 63-58.

Jack Giamonco- New Jersey Shore Shots- Gritty guard who works hard and hustles. Some intangibles don’t show up in stat sheets, but his outside shooting did. Floor general who was one of the best passers in the tournament.

Tyler Green- Nexxt Level Sports – Team’s leading scorer for the tournament. Scored inside and out, as well as from the free throw line when drawing contact.

Jakari Spence – Asbury Park- Coach Raines, spoke highly of his talented fifth grader both during and after the event.  Jakari is a tough kid, who shoots the ball well from three.

 

4th Grade Division

MVP

Joe Stanzione- Bayshore Bulldogs- Big man inside dominated most of the weekend including 21 pts and 25 rebounds in the championship game. Also, could step out and make big shots: his late game 3 in the championship was the difference maker in a win over Team Scan.

All-Tournament 1st Team

Luke Albrecht- Bayshore Bulldogs– According to coach Darrin Rodriguez, Luke was the key to the teams defensive pressure.  In addition, Luke complimented tournament MVP Stanzione on the offensive end scoring 20 in the championship game.

Brent Bland- Team Scan- Biggest game of 24 points came in the opening game of the tournament, starting his team off on the right foot.  Scored 21 points, including 5 threes in a closely contested loss to Bayshore in the title game.

Noah Bodden- Team Scan– Scored 16 points in the championship and was able to effectively score inside the arc and get to the foul line all weekend.

Justin- House of Sports – Team’s leading scorer who, who defended well and got hot in team’s last game, a win to capture third place in the tournament.

Miguel Zavalla- Jersey Shore Athletic Group– Played tough all weekend, especially in teams win against Nexxt Level late Saturday when he was the teams leading scorer

Justin Lawrence- House of Sports – An impact player on both ends, as well a glue guy. His performance was not only felt on the score sheet, but on the defensive end as well.

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