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North Alabama Stars Take Home 12U Title
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (6:11 PM CT, Wed May 9, 2018)
North Alabama Stars take home 12U Title at Main Event Bham.
North Alabama Stars take home 12U Title at Main Event Bham.
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The Future150 Birmingham Main Event was back for the 11th straight year and took place at the new Finley Center in Hoover, Alabama. The overall atmosphere was crazy and the competition was fierce as the 12U division squared off over the weekend. The tournament featured over 130 teams from eight different states, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

The North Alabama Stars (AL) took home the 12U title 47-25 against Caron Butler Elite. The game was fast paced with the Stars imposing their will in the paint, where they did most of their damage. Forward Jalen Bowens scored 15 points grabbed 10 rebounds, and Malachi Duncan had 9 points and 8 rebounds to lead the way for the North Alabama Stars. Small forward Willie Williams paced Caron Butler Elite with 11 points and 9 rebounds.  

Let's take a look at the Future150 Birmingham Main Event All-Tournament Team and the MVP on the weekend. Here is a list of the top performers from each team, as well.

12U Division MVP - Jalen Browen (North AL Stars)

All Tournament Team:

G Sadat Muhammad (Memphis Jayhawks)
F Kevin Willingham (Tuscaloosa Oynx)
SF Willie Williams (Caron Butler Elite)
PF Justin McCall (Carver Premier Legacy)
PF Omarion Brown (Iron City Huskies)
PF Malachi Dunkun (North AL Stars)

Cortez Chambers- 2024 PF, (Memphis Jayhawks): Chambers is a big man in every sense of the word. He has size, athleticism, good footwork, and a motor in the paint you just don't see that often at this age. The natural ability he has to go along with him only playing the game for one year shows his tremendous upside to his game. He averaged double figures in rebounds each game on the weekend.

Justin McCall- 2024 PF, (Carver Premeir Legacy): McCall averaged a double-double in both points and rebounds on the weekend. At 5'10", the big man dominated the paint area while showing a variety of moves on the offensive end. His footwork, ability to catch the ball and score on offensive rebounds made him almost unguardable in the paint. A solid overall performance on the weekend lands him on the all-tournament team.

Terrell Thomas- 2024 PG (Team Gab): Thomas is a heady lead guard who uses his quickness to get anywhere on the floor that he chooses. He is a good ball-handler in both the half and full court. When attacking his defender, he uses his speed to both right and left. The fastbreak and in transition is where he did most of his scoring on the weekend. As he continues to grow, look for the jump shot to become a bigger part of his game.

Ta'Shun Jamison- 2024 PG (Team OSAG): Jamison has good size for the position and is crafty with the ball in his hands. He showed good court vision and seemed to make all the right plays at the right time for his team. His overall quickness made him a tough guard as he got the basket at will where he did most of his scoring. His overall feel for the game is what makes him stand out when he plays.  A solid overall performance on the weekend.

Isaiah Fuller- 2024 PF (Tuscaloosa Warriors): Fuller is very nimble for a player at this age. He runs the floor well, is very active on both ends and is one of the better finishers at the rim that we saw. His high motor is what stands out when you watch him play, due to him always aroung the ball. Slashing from the wing is where he did most of his scoring on the weekend, as he showed the ability to play multiple positions. There is a ton of upside to his game and he is only going to get better as time goes on.

Kohl Key- 2024 SG (Tuscaloosa Warriors): Key was one of the better shooters in the division. He was dropping 3-point bombs all weekend long. At 5'6", he has a nice frame and good fundamentals that will continue to evolve as time goes on. He led his team in scoring in two of their four games. In those games, he averaged 14 points and 4 assists.  

Kevin Willingham- 2024 F (Tuscaloosa Oynx): Willingham was one of the most productive players in the age group on the weekend.  He averaged over 16 points and 8 rebounds per game. The competitive nature of his game is what made him stand out, along with the abilty to make plays. When the ball is in his hands, he either scores or creates a basket for his teammates. This is the type of player all coaches want on their team. #Winner

Willie Williams- 2024 SF (Caron Butler Elite): Williams is a do-it-all type player. He can score in bunches, defends multiple positions and loves to start the fastbreak after a defensive rebound. His long arms, athleticism and ability to rebound on the offensive end made him a tough guard. He averaged double figures in both points and rebounds on the weekend. After a tough loss in the championship, it was easy to see why they were there in the first place, due to his leadership and overall play.

Sadat Muhammad- 2024 PG (Memphis Jayhawks): Muhammad is fierce competitor on both ends of the floor. His heart was on display in the final four game as he fought for every loose ball, made plays for his teammates and scored at will. His overall speed and quickness off the dribble made him almost impossible to stop. He led his team in steals and scoring on the weekend. He averaged 14 points and 3 steals per game. His perfomance lands him on the all-tournament team.

Omarion Brown- 2024 PF (Iron City Huskies): Brown was a beast on the boards all weekend long. He averaged double figures in rebounds and points. His tenacious play and physical stature is what makes him so effective on both ends of the floor. Heart is the word that best describes his overall game. As his skill development grows, look for his game to take the next step. There is a ton of upside to this young mans game.

Tyler Hick- 2024 F (Alabama Steel): Hick is a fundamental player who does all the small things on floor. He boxes out well on the defesive glass, gets offensive rebounds, and can score in transition. The one thing that stood out the most was his ability to make plays and get to the foul line, where he did alot of his scoring on the weekend. Solid overall performance and a ton of upside to his game.

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