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Tuscaloosa Onyx Take Home 14U Girls Championship
by Ramin Mazaheri, Future150 (8:09 PM CT, Thu May 9, 2019)
Tuscaloosa Oynx takes home the 14U title at Future150 MEB
Tuscaloosa Oynx takes home the 14U title at Future150 MEB
Ramin Mazaheri:

Regional Recruiting Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The 2019 Future150 Tournament Series was home this past weekend for it's fourth tournament of the 2019 season in Hoover, AL at the Hoover Finley Center which featured 11 courts under one roof. The Birmingham Main Event has been one of Future150’s top tournaments in its series due to all of the talent in the Southeast.

The Tuscaloosa Onyx had a great weekend going 5-0 to win the 14U Girls Championship. They were a tough, scrappy team which had a convincing 43-16 win in the semifinals against the Safe Haven Warriors, and finished out the weekend with a nail biter 37-34 over a well matched Alabama Thunder team.

Let's take a look at some of the top players from each team in the division below:

Aja Wiltshire - 2021, CG of the Tuscaloosa Onyx was one of the most athletic players in the division. She was a downhill attacker, getting to the rim to finish through contact. She had a great first step which got her passed defenders all weekend and she was a playmaker when she didn't have scoring opportunities. Wiltshire showed her ability to knock down some shots as well throughout the weekend.

Kiaundra Dudley - 2021, SF of the Tuscaloosa Onyx is a long, athletic, and versatile player who put the team on her back at times this weekend. She can attack down hill, get to the rim, or make plays off of penetration. She showed off some inside work by posting up, while also knocking down open jump shots. Dudley was a very active player and a key component to the Onyx winning the championship.

DaMoya Jones - 2022, PF of the Alabama Thunder who is coming off a state champioship high school season and ended up falling just short of winning a tournament championship at the Main Event in Birmingham. She is a 6'0 athletic post who scores in bunches around the rim. She was the first person down the floor on both ends of the floor and grabbed almost every rebound off the rim. She's a fastbreak waiting to happen, blocking shots, putting the ball on the floor, and just being an overall active player.

Keavia Davis - 2022, CG of the Safe Haven Warriors is a fierce competitor who attacks downhill with purpose. She has a strong handle, plays with energy, and can score in a variety of ways. Davis is great at drawing fouls and getting to the free throw line for a lot of her points. She defends relentlessly, forcing turnovers which turn into open court opportunities. Offensively, she also showed her ability to shoot the ball off the catch and dribble. Davis and the Warriors fell short this weekend in the semifinals.

Tazi Harris - 2024, F of SSBA is a tall, lanky, athletic, and versatile player who scores very well. She plays great from the high post to short corner areas, and goes into the paint for finishes over players with her length. She has a strong IQ, knowing when to pull-up for the midrange shot, and showed a lot of promise as a well-rounded big. Harris and SSBA fell short in semifinals.


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