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Championship Sunday at the Future150 Main Event
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (6:49 AM CT, Sun May 20, 2012)
Team Thad won the 17U Chamionship at Future150 Main Event
Team Thad won the 17U Chamionship at Future150 Main Event
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- The Future150 Main Event Atlanta came to a close on Sunday afternoon at the Suwanee Sports Academy. Four champions were crowned by the end of the day, and Team Thad out of Memphis, Tennessee proved that as a whole, they were the most complete and cohesive team in the entire tournament. Here is a rundown of the championship matchups as well as what individual players stood out on the camp's final day.

17U Semi-Final: Team Thad Young 71 Atlanta Express 62
17U Semi-Final: Memphis 76 South Georgia Kings 71
17U Championship: Team Thad 75 Memphis 61

Team Thad was dominant in the tournament from Friday until their championship victory on Sunday afternoon. Their three-headed monster backcourt of Earvin Morris, Jonathan Stark, and Rhyan Townes were unmatched by anyone in attendance this weekend, and they were able to keep Georgia Bulldog commitment J.J. Frazier in check in a very competitive semi-final matchup. Memphis is a city known for its outstanding young talent, and Team Thad as well as the Memphis Hoopers proved just that this past weekend.

Other 17U standouts...

Quay King-2013 SG, Atlanta Select: King showed out with a greats hooting performance on Sunday morning, as he hit five three-pointers. However, he also has the ability to keep defenders honest by driving to the basket with his quickness.

J.J. Frazier-2013 PG-South Georgia Kings: The Georgia-commit had another exciting weekend, as he dazzled the crowd with his handles and ability to score. Frazier hit a last-second three to help get his team further into the tournament, but they fell short in the end. Either way, Frazier performed very well.

Tevin Cox- 2013 PG-Memphis Hoopers: Before getting hurt in the semi-finals of the tournament, this was one of the most exciting and well-rounded point guards at Suwanee. Cox was one of the more attractive point guards. He already possesses a college body, and he used it to protect himself in traffic.

Rhyan Townes- 2013 SG-Team Thad: This Memphis-native was another very impressive shooting guard prospect. Not only did he shoot the lights out, but Townes also has a nice physique for the next level. UCF and Lipscomb have offered thus far, and LSU, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas State are also showing interest.

Aaron Scott- 2013 SG-South Georgia Kings: When Frazier wasn’t scoring, he was dishing it off to his teammate and close friend Aaron Scott. Scott hit several three-pointers a game, and he also gave the crowd some eye-candy with his impressive jumping ability. He caught a couple of alley-oops in transition in one game.

Earvin Morris- 2013 SF-Team Thad: There is no doubt, Morris was the best player in the Future150 Main Event for the 17s. Already signed with Kent State and headed to prep school at South Kent, the 6-foot-7 wing man dropped 40 points in one game. He is very long and athletic, giving him the ability to get to the basket. However, he still has a nice long-range game too.

Tommie Peoples- 2013 SF- Dynasty 2013: The 6'5", 205-pound small forward is a big-bodied  wing who used this weekend's camp to showcase his ability to shoot the three-ball as well as attack the rim and finish in traffic.

Marques McKoy-2013, SF/PF-Dynasty 2013: The 6'6" combo-forward has a motor that never stops. He is very skilled at finishing in transition, and battles for position in the paint on every offensive possession. He has good athleticism which allows him to finish strong with big dunks and also has the finesse to make solid moves in the paint allowing him to score many easy baskets.

Pierre Mason-2013 SG-Atlanta Select White: The guard averaged 15 points per game in the tournament and was the leader of his Atlanta Select White squad. He is versatile enough to play both guard positions, and was one of the steadiest performers of the weekend in Atlanta.

16U Semi-Final: Alabama Select 82 Team Alabama Black 77
16U Semi-Final: 3T All-Stars 74 Georgia Impact 69
16U Championship: 3T All-Stars 73 Alabama Select 67

Alabama Select came into the championship game looking to capitalize on their scoring backcourt of Demetrius Caldwell and Divine Myles, but what they didn't know is that the 3T All-Stars had a stud of their own to counter with, in the form of 6'6" monster big man Shelleke Brown. The 260-pound space eater grinded his way on the inside to easy baskets and rebound after rebound. Simply put, he wore out Alabama Select, and for his efforts, brought home a championship for his team.

Other 16U Standouts...

Michael Carter- 2014 SF-Alabama Team Black: When we first saw Carter in Birmingham a few weeks ago, he was constantly on the boards and getting put-back buckets. Nothing changed in Atlanta. Carter finished with 23 points in one game Sunday, most off of teammates’ misses. He also did well driving to the basket and finishing.

Demetrius Caldwell- 2014 SG-Alabama Select: Despite being small, Caldwell helped lead his team to the 16U championship. Throughout the weekend, Caldwell was easily one of the best (and most consistent) shooters. He typically knocked down four or five treys a game.

Jordan Browning- 2014 PG-Memphis Storm: Browning was a spark off the bench scoring in bunches as soon as he stepped on the court.  He showed good court vision and the ability to make all his teammates better.  He understands how to play the game and knows how to manipulate the defense to his advantage.

15U Semi-Final: CP3 All-Stars 61 Atlanta Select 45
15U Semi-Final: Georgia Stars 58 South Georgia Kings 54
15U Championship: CP3 All-Stars 76 Georgia Stars 54

The CP3 All-Stars were perhaps the other most dominant team in the entire tournament. They proved it in their championship game thrashing of the Georgia stars. Gary Mcrae manned the inside for his team, easily accumulating a double-double in the process by putting his sturdy 6'5", 220-pound frame to use. On the perimeter, young point guard Aaron Augustin proved why he is one of the top seventh grade prospects in America. While playing up in age-group, he was the best point guard prospect in the 15U bracket.

Other 15U Standouts...

Gary Mcrae- 2015 SF/PF-CP3 All-Stars: Simply put, he is a man-child. At 6’5” and nearly 220 pounds, the 15 year old already has the physique of a college athlete. He puts it to use on the hardwood, where he outmuscles opponents for rebounds and scores at will in the paint. He also has a soft touch on his jump shot.

Dominique Lemon- 2015 PG-Carolina Rebels: The rising sophomore was one of the best defenders at the camp. He hounded opposing point guards with his extremely quick feet and hands, making every other guard uncomfortable when they brought the ball up the court. He also is a solid ball-handler capable of running the offense smoothly.

Amir Ealey-2015 SF-Carolina Rebels: The ultra-athletic small forward is an absolute bull on the basketball court. He uses his football body to pound opponents on the inside, willing his way to easy baskets and rebounds, but possesses quickness rare for someone his size. He is a raw prospect right now, but could become a lethal forward in the state of South Carolina over the next two years.

Shelleke Brown- 2015 PF-3T All-Stars: The 3T All-Stars rode the 6'6", 260-pound mammoth big man to the 16U championship with his relentless attacking on the inside. He pounded Alabama Select's interior all game long in the championship, and completely dominated from start to finish.

Jordan Burrow-2015 PG-3T All-Stars: Burrow was the spark plug his team needed all weekend long.  His tenacious defense and high energy play kept his team within striking distance in every game they played. His will to win and scoring drive was infectious which led his team to the 16U championship.

13U Semi-Final: Rockafellas 56 Team WIGG 34
13U Semi-Final: Georgia Renegades 53 CP3 All-Stars 48
13U Championship: Georgia Renegades 59 Rockafellas 48

In a huge upset victory, the Georgia Renegades proved that strong team play from several solid players can easily surpass individual star play and size. The Renegades were able to negate the impact of twin-tower prospects Wendell Carter Jr. and Victor Enoh while using their versatile guards to pick apart the Renegades defense.

Other 13U Standouts...

Alondras Strong- 2017 PG-Team WIGG: The young point guard plays with a passion rarely seen from players these days. He is a fierce competitor who is focused on each and every possession. He may be extremely short at this point in time, but his ball-handling skills, quickness, and court vision more than make up for his short stature.

Victor Enoh- 2017, PF/C-Rockafellas: The 6’7” big man was just too much for any other big man in Atlanta to handle this weekend. He scored put-back basket after put-back basket during the tournament, and used his length and athleticism to dominate on his size alone. He is developing a nice touch around the basket as well.

DeAndre Ballard-2017, SF-CP3 All-Stars: The rising 8th grader is a bit raw offensively, but has many tools that project him to become a standout high school player. He is a long and wiry 6'3" small forward who can knock down jumpers from the outside. He also has above-average dribbling skills and runs like a gazelle in the open floor.

James Lewis- 2017, SG-Rockafellas: A 5'8" shooting guard, he combines a consistent outside shot with good ball-handling skills which allow him to run the point guard position as well. He also has good court vision, and made pinpoint passes down the floor all weekend, scoring easy assists off of teammates finishing in transition.

Herbert Jones- 2017, SF-Tuscaloosa Warriors: Jones is a smooth lefty who can score in bunches.  He loves attacking the rim on the break and has a floater that goes way beyond his years.  He is long and athletic with tons of upside.  Look for him to be one to watch in the class.

Davion Mitchell-2017, PG-South GA Kings: This big bodied guard can do it all.  He played 17U this past weekend and held his own just fine.  Hes a pass first player who makes all the players around him better.

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