Boo Williams, Team Loaded, and East Coast Fusion Tip Off Southern Jam Fest

Home court advantage was in full effect for the Boo Williams teams in Hampton, Virginia. The home crowd was pleased right off the bat when the BWSL – Woods squad notched a 6-point victory over VA Assault – Red.

It was a tight game the entire way, but BWSL picked up their slim lead in the middle of the first half and never let it get away. The Boo Williams kids were able to capitalize on some first-half turnovers and convert them into easy buckets – a sign of their strong backcourt play.

Coach Woods told the Hoop Group, “We try to take advantage of turnovers and run . . . that’s our game.”

Rashaun Madison led the scoring with 16 points and has averaged over 20 points per game for his BWSL squad. The 6’1” guard has been on the wishlist of the VMI coaching staff for 2012. On his performance he said, “We just try to keep the ball moving and stay on top of things.”

Boo Williams at Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest

Boo Williams defeated East Coast Fusion in the opening night of Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest.

Boo Williams’ Elite squad was also in action against East Coast Fusion – Shields, notching another win for the hosts on night one. Fusion put up a good fight, but ultimately couldn’t overcome the explosiveness of the BWSL one-two punch of Anthony Barber and Troy Williams – both 2013 prospects.

The 6’6” Troy Williams has received interest from a number of high-major programs, including Georgetown, Virginia Tech, UVA, South Florida and Texas — all of whom have offered him a scholarship. North Carolina has also been in touch with the budding phenom.

The explosive forward has shown tremendous athleticism and an ability to connect on his jump shot or get to the hoop and score. When asked what aspect of his game he put the most work into, he replied, “defense,” and his efforts appeared to be paying off, as he showed a strong defensive presence and forced a few key turnovers.

In the final session of the day, Team Loaded took on DC Assault – scrapping their way to a victory. Team Loaded saw their star point guard, Tyler Lewis, who some in the building considered among the top guards in the country, struggle with his jump shot.

The long car ride up to Hampton may have slowed him down at first, but Lewis ultimately used his slick moves to get past defenders and get to the free-throw line. On the importance of getting in the lane and drawing a foul, he said, “its important, especially when I’m struggling from the field, it gives me confidence in my game, and it brings a lot of different defenders over so I can help and pass out.”

The NC State commit told the Hoop Group that he never waivered on his decision, even in the wake of a coaching change. “I just fell in love with the school,” he said.

Team Loaded came in second at the Hoop Group’s Pittsburgh JamFest, and according to Lewis, they really enjoyed the high level competition that the Hoop Group lined up.

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