Sunday, July 31, 2011

Curtain Closes on CBC's Wild Summer of 2011

A New England Treasure  & Future #1 NBA Pick

CBC Upset Early in National Championship Bid
- After a great run out in Vegas, CBC headed down to Orlando to get busy at the 17u AAU Nationals.  The CT crew breezed through pool-play, knocking off Each 1 Teach 1 out of Florida 86-71, hammering the Lower Buck Lightning 47-21, and the blowing out DC Assault Blue by a score of 105-63.  CBC entered bracket-play intent on making a run at the National Title, but in the 1st Rd, they were shocked by a talented ASA Elite squad and knocked out of Bracket Play.

This marks the end wild summer for CBC, in which they started 0-4 at the Adidas Invitational in Indy before reeling off an impressive 14 game winning streak in which they defeated teams such as the New England Playaz, the Mass Rivals, Terry Porter Elite, Lone Peak out of Utah, the Houston Hoopstars, Family First out of Texas, the SoCal All-Stars and more.  This CBC squad will go down as one of the most exciting teams in New England Grassroots Basketball History.  When they had it going, there was no team more fun to watch and there were more highlights than alphabet soup.  For CBC, the Summer of 2011 will be remembered as the Summer of debates over who Drummond reminded more of...Amare Stoudamire or Dwight Howard?  The Summer that Kris Dunn convinced the basketball world that he has the most long term potential of any PG in the Class of 2012.  The Summer that Khalil Dukes broke out and proved that he is a high-major prospect.  The Summer that Ethan O'Day stamped his status as a mid-major prospect who continues to improve rapidly.  The summer that Timjah Parker-Rivera showed his versatility and proved he was a mid-major with high major potential.  And the Summer that Sean Obi showed he is a Grizzly who is just beginning his basketball development, and who has the distinction of being the first player we've seen who Kaleb Tarczewski couldn't move in the post.

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