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Apex Elite Wins 14U Title Dallas Battleground
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (3:09 PM CT, Wed June 13, 2018)
Apex Elite takes home the 14U title at Dallas Battleground
Apex Elite takes home the 14U title at Dallas Battleground
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Lewisville, TX (Future150) -- Future150 was back in Dallas for his annual Battleground tournament this past weekend.  Teams from 4 different states were on hand to compete.  Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.

The 14U Championship featured 2 teams from Texas.  Apex Elite is a familiar face to Future150 and they played Team Buckner.  The game was tight early on with the lead changing hands over the first 8-10 minutes.  Towards the end of the first half Apex Elite went on a run and never looked back winning the championship 48-28.

Let's take a look at all of the top perfomers in the 14U division and how they played.  Their were tons of talented prospects looking to make their mark.

Tournament MVP: CG Trey Wooten (Apex Elite)

All Tournament Team:

SG Jason Thomason
SF Clyde Cummings
PG Tyler Bailey
PG Donavhn Sanford

Braeden Jordan- 2022 PG (FOE) Jordan is a floor general who plays under control and makes everyone around him better. He has a nice feel for the game and makes plays as he breaks down the defense. He has a nice floater and can score from distance as well. Solid overall performance on the weekend performance.

Jason Thomason-2022 SG (Pacers Elite) Thomason had a nice tourney shooting the ball from beyond the arc.  He has a nice stroke and plays hard on both ends. At times he can put his team on his back and carry them in scoring.  If you need a bucket just get him the ball and get out of the way.

Riley Shore-2022 PG (Team Buckner) Shore was one the better shooters in the division. His shot consistency and skill level allowed him to play in both the 14U and 15U divisons.  He had several games with four or more in a game. Fundamental approach, moving without the ball and being coachable are all things you see when you watch him play.

Clyde Cummings- 2023 SF (Venom Prime) Cummings is one of the top prospects we have seen in this class this summer.  At 6-foot-2 inches, he is an elite athlete who can play above the rim.  He had some of the better finishes in both the fast break and on the offensive glass. He did most of his damage on rebound put backs. His size, length and quickness allowed him to guard the 2-5 positions.  As his mental game grows and he becomes more mature look for this prospect to take his game to the highest level.

Jaylen Bell- 2022 PG (Cy-Fair Elite) Bell had a solid performance on Saturday scoring in double figures in both games. He’s a good on ball defender and rebounds well from the guard position. The attacking style of play he has in his game compliments his teams up tempo.  Getting out on the fast break, filling lanes and finishing at the rim are all things this lead guard did well.  Oh I forgot to mention, he has great court vision as well in both and the half court.

Tyler Bailey- 2022 PG (Team Buckner) was one of the better lead guard we saw on the weekend.  He has speed, quickness, and is a great finisher on the break. Once he gets the ball in his hands his ball handling skiles and court vision make him a threat. One thing you notice when he is on the floor is how hard he plays and his competitive nature.  Solid overall performance in the tourney.  

Trey Wooten- 2022 SF (Apex Elite) Wooten is a solid wing player with a ton of upside to his game.  He has good size, athletic and showed the ability to make plays on both ends.  He excelled on in transition where getting to the rim was a must.  Scoring on all three levels especially the three ball is what made him effective in leading his team to the championship. He averaged 13.5 points and 5 rebs in the tournament. 

Elijah Powers- 2022 PG (Venom Prime) Powers is a do it all lead guard who loves getting everyone involved.  His quickness, speed and overall leadership make everyone on his team better. Elite ball handling skills and court awareness make him almost impossible to stop when attacking his defender. He average 13 points and 4 assists on the weekend leading his team to a deep tourney run.

Donavhn Sanford- 2022 PG (Apex Elite) Sanford is a lead guard who seems to make all the right plays and handled pressure really well. He has great half and full court vision and likes the ball in his hands in transition.  Once he gets down hill on you, he is crafty enough to score at the rim with out getting his shot blocked.  He had several and ones during bracket play that gave his team momentum at crucial times in the game.  

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