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North Houston Bandits Win 16U Gold at #MainEventHOU
by Zachary Lyon, Future150 (7:29 AM CT, Thu April 19, 2018)
N. Houston Bandits are 16U Champs at F150 Main Event Houston
N. Houston Bandits are 16U Champs at F150 Main Event Houston
Zachary Lyon
Zachary Lyon:

Future150 Regional Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball: NC, SC & VA

Houston, TX (Future150) -- North Houston Bandits defeated a supremely talented Mississippi Juice squad in nail biting fashion on Sunday afternoon to become the 16U gold champs! Throughout the weekend it was perimeter players Reggie Comeoux and James Mason that was leading the way for the Bandits. While Juice featured a nice backcourt/frontcourt tandem with PG Larry Holmes Jr. and PF Johnathan Crumley!

In the silver bracket it was the Shadow Creek Shooting Stars that won the championship by defeating Texas Inferno - Red. The Stars were led by a very solid backcourt tandem of Dwight Parker and Kashif Malik. While Texas Inferno earned their rights to the title game with some help from supremely talented CG Jaylon Wilson

Check out below to see who made the All-Tournament Teams and Honor Roll list!

Future150 Main Event Houston All-Tournament Teams:

First Team:
Larry Holmes Jr. (MVP), 2020 PG, Mississippi Juice (MS)

Jaylon Wilson, 2020 CG, Texas Inferno - Red (TX)
Khaliq Abdul-Mateen, 2020 SG, Cy-Fair Bulls (TX)
Reggie Comeoux, 2020 SF, North Houston Bandits (TX)
Johnathan Crumley, 2020 PF, Mississippi Juice (MS)

Second Team: 
Jonathan Nash, 2020 PG, Texas Inferno - Black (TX)
Jaeden Russell, 2020 PG, Shreveport Tarheels (LA)
James Mason, 2020 SG, North Houston Bandits (TX)
Shandon Brown, 2020 SF, Scholar Athletes Select (TX)
Juquan Irvin, 2020 CF, Houston Fast Breakers (TX)

Future150 Main Event Houston Honor Roll List: 

Larry Holmes Jr., 2020 PG, Mississippi Juice (MS): Holmes has to be regarded as a legit low-major point guard prospect at this point. Always showing out due to his elite speed, slashing, and passing abilities, Holmes came into Houston this weekend and showed to the staff how much he has improved his jumper and outside shot. His improvement on his jumper really changes everything. Holmes wouldf be a stud in the SWAC or MEAC. 

Shandon Brown, 2020 SF, Scholar Athletes Select (TX): One of the best perimeter players on the weekend, regardless of age group, Brown stood out from the beginning of the weekend as he scored 22 points in his team's opening pool play game and he never looked back from there. His athleticism and 3-way scoring abilities, will help him probably gather some looks from DII/NAIA programs in the southwest!

Khaliq Abdul-Mateen, 2020 SG, Cy-Fair Bulls (TX): Mateen was the oil that run the motor for the Cy-Fair Bulls as they started the weekend 3-0, before losing to a very talented Mississippi Juice squad in bracket play. During his first game of the weekend he dropped 20 points and dished out 5 assists while controlling the glass among guards, and playing tenacious on-ball defense. 

James Mason, 2020 SG, North Houston Bandits (TX): Mason was everywhere for the Bandits. Whatever they needed from him to help win, he was the guy to make it happen. Offensively and defensively, Mason could be described as the "glue guy" of this squad that helped everything run smoothly. He loved the corner three on offense, and had no issues putting the ball on the floor and taking it to the rim as well. 

Jonathan Crumley, 2020 PF, Mississippi Juice (MS): Standing in the 6'8" range, Crumley already has very solid size for the four position as a rising junior. With a well built frame and solid athletic abilities, he had very little problems posting defenders up and finishing strong at the rim. What was most impressive, was his ability to stretch the defense out as he showed a consistent jump shot out to around 16-feet. Crumley has to be considered a low-major prospect at this point, with some considerable upside. 

Deiondre Fonseca, 2019 G/F, Warriors (TX): Quite young for his grade, Fonseca is a tough nosed wing with a knack for crashing the glass and scoring a bucket whenever his team needs it. He's capable of taking over a game and turning it into a blowout because of how he scores in bunches on a frequent basis. His skill set, versatiltiy, and size makes him look like a very solid NAIA prospect. 

Jonathan Nash, 2020 PG, Texas Inferno - Black (TX): Nash runs the show for Texas Inferno, and is always a serious threat to knock down multiple three point shots every game. Defensively he loves to get out in the passing lanes to gather steals for easy layups, but sometimes he can get caught gambling which leads to easy points for the opposing team. Overall, Nash is a really impressive floor general prospect with some real potential to go play basketball beyond high school. 

Reggie Comeoux, 2020 SF, North Houston Bandits (TX): Aruably the best athlete in the entire event, Comeoux left mouth wide open plenty of times throughout the weekend. At one point he threw down a flat-footed windmill dunk in-game! Comeoux is very raw as a prospect but his size, motor, and bounce alone gives him hope for the collegiate level one day. 

Ben Holland, 2020 SG, TBTSports Disciples (TX): A phenomonal shooter with a great stroke, this isn't the first time we've seen Holland in action. Even though he hasn't grown much over the past year, his skills have definitely improved especially when it comes to handling the ball and getting to the basket. At the end of the day it was his jumper that prevailed, and why he lands on the 16U honor roll list!

Jaylon Wilson, 2020 CG, Texas Inferno - Red (TX): Wilson has a real chance to be special in the future. Starting the weekend off with an outstanding 35-point performance, Wilson stayed hot and showed everyone how talented he is on the offensive end of the floor. He's more than capable of playing both guard spots because of his elite shooting and vision. Definitely one to keep tabs on in the Houston area!

Isaiah Lewis, 2020 PG, YBA Warriors (TX): Lewis' ability to finish at the rim from nearly impossible angles and finish thorugh contact against much bigger and stronger defenders is the main reason he landed himself on this list. It was always neccesary to put the ball in his hands because he was either going to score, or make a play and set one of his teammates up for an easy basket. Very fun to player to watch with some confidence and swagger to his game. 

Jaeden Russell, 2020 PG, Shreveport Tarheels (LA): Russell had a near perfect game on Saturday afternoon during pool play when he went for 22 points in a very efficient manner and only turned the ball over one or two times. His threat to score by getting to the rim or knocking down a jumper, kept the defense on their heels at all time which allowed the rest of his team to move the ball and lead to wide open baskets!

Dwight Parker, 2020 PG, Shadow Creek Shooting Stars (TX): Not alawys standing out for high scoring efforts, Parker impressed with his agility, athleticism, and vocal leadership when on the court. Even though some games he would only score four to six points, he was still the most important player on the floor because of his ability to direct the offense and stingy on-ball defense. 

Juquan Irvin, 2020 CF, Houston Fast Breakers (TX): Irvin was a joy to watch just because of how hard he plays on both ends of the floor. Standing nearly 6'5", he was playing both forward positions throughout the weekend and finishing strong at the rim, while also showing his ability to knock down the mid-range jump shot. Defensively he was able to guard the perimeter or sit down low and help protect the rim. 

Jayden Key, 2020 SG, Cypress Shock (TX): Key is a crafty guard who does most of his work off the bounce. Not having the best size or strength compared to other guards in the gym, Key used his elite handles and feel for the game to have his way on offense. Defensively there is some work to be done, especially when guarding stronger guards who can bully their way to the rim. Key has the potential to be a nice contributor at the NAIA/DIII level somewhere. 

Damion McClain, 2020 SG, Houston Cowboys (TX): Playing as an undersized wing during the weekend, McClain used his agility and ahtleticism to impact the game on both ends of the floor. One of the best rebounding guards in the division, he was constantly crashing the glass and even giving his team some big time second chance oppurtunities from grabbing offensive rebounds. McClain has a solid jumper, and is capable of creating shots for himself off the dribble as well. 

Dervante Mayes, 2020 SF, FBA/Rafer Alston Elite (TX): Mayes was nearly unstoppable during pool play, using his near 6'4" frame to get to the basket and finish at the rim on a consistent basis. A solid athlete, Mayes showed off his versatility on defense as he guarded all five positions, depending on what kind of set the opposing offense was running. He's a solid prospect right now as it stands, a few more inches of growth and a few more pounds of muscle will really work wonders for Mayes future as a college basketball prospect. 

Kamron Adams, 2020 PG, WAR (TX): Adams wasn't the flashiest or most skilled player on his team, but he was the most productive and vocal. One of the best pass-first lead guards in the division, Adams was highly impressive when it came to his maturity and leadership on the floor, as you could tell he has a fantastic understanding of the game. High IQ and top-notch on-court leadership abilities is always something college coaches like to see in a PG prospect. 

Chris Bozile, 2020 SG, Houston Raptors (TX): Bozile used his balanced scoring efforts and energy on the defensive end to make plays happen on a consistent basis for the Raptors. Equipped with a beautiful jumper and ability to get to the rim from the perimeter, he was hard to stay infront of at times throughout the weekend. As he continues to bulk up and crash the glass harder, he will only get better. 


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