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Tuscaloosa Oynx Handle Business 12U Champs
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (5:50 PM CT, Tue May 22, 2018)
Tuscaloosa Oynx take home 12U Birmingham Battleground title
Tuscaloosa Oynx take home 12U Birmingham Battleground title
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 and teams from 6 different states were on hand.  The competition ranged from the classes 2019-2024.  The 12U Division featured some young and very talented player with a ton of upside.

The championship game featured the Tuscaloosa Oynx versus Lincoln Generals. Both teams fought tough in the first 8 minutes but towards the end of the first half, the Oynx started to flex their muscles and pull away. The second half started with the Generals trying to get back in the game but the Oynx pushed the lead back out beyond 20 and took home the title 63-38.

Let's check out who made the All-Tournament team and the top performers on the weekend in the 12U division.

Tournament MVP: PG Adrian Wooley (Tuscaloosa Oynx)

PF Kevin Willingham (Tuscaloosa Oynx)
SG Max Armstrong (Vestavia Red Rebels)
SG Carmarie Hampton (Lincoln Generals)
PG Maurice Jones (Core 9 Wolfpack)
C Kendrick Lloyd (Chattanooga Elite)
F Jerimiah Jones (West Tenn Elite)

Adrian Wooley- PG 2024, (Tuscaloosa Oynx) Wooley put on a show all weekend long.  His ability to play multiple positions and control the game from start to finish makes him impossible to stop.  He was scoring from all over the floor, handling the ball and making plays for his teammates.  This smooth lefty is fun to watch and lead his team in scoring on the weekend averaging 17 points and 6 rebounds.  His overall play and leading his team to the championship gives him tournament MVP Honors.  #TONS #UPSIDE

Max Armstrong- SG 2024, (Vestavia Red Rebels) Armstong has a slight frame, long arms but is extremely skilled.  His ability to get a defensive rebound and go coast to coast when scoring made him a tough guard.  The spot-up three-pointer was his friend all weekend as he made 5 three's in a pool play game.  As he gets stronger and starts to stretch out more look for his game to make a jump to the next level.  #Baller #Sniper

Maurice Jones- PF 2024, (Core 9 Wolfpack) Jones is a lead guard who has good ball handling skills, makes plays and can score.  His court vision and speed allowed him to do most of his damage on the fastbreak. Defense, feel for the game and play maker are things that come to mind when you watch him play.  The overall consistency to his game is what made him stand out on the weekend.  #Leader

Kevin Willingham- PF 2024, (Tuscaloosa Oynx) Willingham was the 2nd piece of the puzzle in the Oynx's trip to the championship.  His power game, willingness to do the dirty work and rebound on both ends made him a force.  He made a living by attacking the rim and offensive put backs.  His athleticism, feel for the game and ability to score with either hand made him almost impossible to stop.  This performance in back to back Future150 tournaments lands him on the all tournament team. #Beast #DifferenceMaker

Camare' Hampton- SG 2024, (Lincoln Generals) Hampton was the motor that carried his team all weekend long. His relentless play and desire to rebound the ball on both ends made him a force in the paint.  He lead his team in scoring and rebounding on the weekend averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds. Once this big man got going downhill he was hard to stop in both the half and full courts.  His overall play lands him on the all tourney team.  #Monster #Relentless

Kendrick Lloyd- C 2024, (Chattanooga Elite) Lloyd is a true post player who likes to mix things up in the paint. He has long arms, runs the court well and is athletic. At this age, its rare to see this combination of skill and athleticism. He's the type of player that makes his presence felt once he gets the ball on the block.  He can score with either hand which showed up after a rebound and on the fastbreak.  #Competitor 

Jeremiah Jones- F 2024, (West Tenn Elite) Jones was one of the more consistent players in the 12U division.  He averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds on the weekend. His ability to score on all three levels makes him hard to stop. He has good ball handling skills and loves attacking the rim off the dribble. He had a couple of games where he stretched his game to the three-point line and knocked down several which got his team the win. Solid overall performance in the tournament. #Consistency



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