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Booneville Takes Home 14U Title
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (3:57 PM CT, Wed May 23, 2018)
Booneville takes home 14U Title at Bham Battleground.
Booneville takes home 14U Title at Bham Battleground.
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The Future150 Birmingham Battleground was back again for the 4th year in a row this weekend and teams from 6 different states were on hand. The competition ranged from the 2019-2024 classes. The 14U Division featured some very talented players with a ton of upside to their games.

The championship game in the 14U division featured a team out of Mississippi, Booneville and the West Tenn Elite.  Both teams won their pool play games and went 4-0 before they faced each other in the final championship.  The game was tight the entire game and down the stretch Booneville made just a few more plays for the 66-64 win.

Tournament MVP- SG Josh Dukes (Booneville)

All Tournament Team:

G Quinterrio Maclin (West Tenn Elite)
PF Ja'mays Davis (Tuscaloosa Oynx)
PG Trey McKinney (Booneville)
G Devin Brown (Team Hype)
SG Jahlin Smith (NPAC Redhawks)

Josh Dukes- SG 2022, (Booneville) Dukes is a incredibly fundamental player who does it all for his team.  He plays hard, competes on every play and loves to mix it up on defense. Scoring on all three levels is what helped lead his team to the championship this past weekend.  Shooting the 3-ball well helped him average 16 points and 4 assist for the tournament.  Every coach loves having a player with Dukes versatility and consistency on their team. #Winner.

Quinterrio Maclin- G 2022, (West Tenn Elite) Maclin was one of the best on ball defenders we saw this past weekend in ANY class.  His tenacious play on both ends of the floor lead his team to the championship game. Speed, quickness and being an overall play maker are what stood out when watching him play.  If you leave him open he proved he can make shots as well as get to the rim off the bounce.  Solid overall performance this weekend. #BallHawk

Trey McKinney- PG 2022 (Booneville) McKinney showed a nice feel for the game from the lead guard position.  He has a good first step and nice ball handling skills.  Attacking the rim and using his body control allows him to be crafty with his finishes. Being efficient and playing under control helped his team win the championship. He had 13 Points in the second half while only taking 7 shots. #Smart

Devin Brown- SG 2022 (Team Hype) Brown was one of the more consistent scorers we saw in this age group.  He had a 27 point outburst vs the Oynx scoring from all three levels and even accomplished making it look easy.  He did most of his damage from behind the three point arc where he hit 4 threes in the game.  He averaged 17 points over the weekend.  As his ball handling skills get better look for him to be able to play both guard positions with ease.

Jabari Barclay- C 2022 (Runnin Rapids) Barclay was solid all weekend long running rim to the rim and cleaning up on the boards.  He loves getting in the paint area and mixing it up on both the offensive and defensive ends.  He made a living on offensive rebounds and put backs while also filling the lanes on the fast break.  His touch and ability to score through contact made him a touch guard once he got the ball in his hands. He averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds over the weekend. #Finisher

Jahlin Smith- SG 2022, (NPAC Redhawks) Smith is a big time competitor and always seemed to make the plays to give his team a chance to win.  His shot making abilities along with his defensive presence made him standout this weekend. The court presense he brings game in and game out make him a threat at all times.  He averaged 15 points and 4 rebounds in the tournament.  #Bigshotbob

Wesley Sanders- G 2022 (Tuscaloosa Rams) Sanders is a well rounded do it all type player and can play anywhere on the court.  He loves scoring in transition and if you leave him open he proved he can and will knock down the open 3-ball without hesitation.  His defense leads to his offensive due to his speed and quick hands.  The Tuscaloosa native averaged 11 points and 3 steals per game over the weekend.

Ja'mays Davis- PF 2022, (Tuscaloosa Oynx) Davis has nice body size and knows how to use it around the rim.  At 6-foot-2 inches he proves his athleticism, he can finish through contact or jump over you.  Running the floor well, offensive rebounding and playing good on ball defense are just some of the things that stand out when you watch him play.  He averaged a double double in both points and rebounds in the tournament.  #Relentless

Eli Patterson- PG 2022, (Team Hype) Patterson has good size at 6-foot-3 inches and excellent ball handling skills.  He runs his team efficiently while getting everyone involved.  His length, body and athleticism allows him not only to play multiple positions but guard them as well.  He excelled in the open floor where he was dropping dimes to his teammates for easy baskets.  This lead guard has tons of upside to his game and as his shots continue to fall more consistently look out. #Playmaker

Jacob Sapp- G 2022, (Chattanooga Elite) Sapp is a big time scorer and does most of his damage when he's in attack mode.  He loves scoring on the fastbreak and in the half court.  The ability to make clutch shots time and time again helped his team stay close in every game.  Being a dynamic play maker, solid on ball defender and defensive rebounder are all things that come to mind when you watch him play.

Omarion Hines- PG 2022 (Bama Boys Elite) Hines showed the quickness and ball skills needed to get anywhere on the floor he choose. This lead guard is a nightmare in the open floor as he sees the floor well and makes all the right passes.  Don't let his size fool you or he will make you pay as he attacks the rim and finishes.  He averaged 10 points and 6 assists for the tournament.

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