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2013 Birmingham Main Event: Championship Sunday
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (1:05 AM CT, Fri April 12, 2013)
The Swilling Storm won their 2nd straight Future150 title!
The Swilling Storm won their 2nd straight Future150 title!
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The 2013 Future150 Birmingham Main Event came to a close on Sunday, with six teams bringing home championships before the day was done.

Highly contested battles were at a premium throughout the day of action, with each team knowing that it was "win or go home" time.

In 14U action, the Swilling Storm were crowned Future150 champions for the second weekend in a row, using excellent play from Lamont Berzat  to win a title. In the championship game, they defeated the Birmingham Storm Elite.

The MC Warriors held on to beat the Alabama Wildcats in 13U title game, and in the 12U championship, the New Orleans Dream Team defeated the Alabama Steel.

Here are the individual standouts from Sunday's action...

Jordan Terry, Georgia United, 2017 SF:

The 6'5" small forward prospect from Atlanta is going to be a freshman to watch next season in the state of Georgia. He loves to rebound, has excellent footwork, and gets up and down the court with ease. He also scores at the rim with both hands and has good defensive instincts.

Jeremy Singleton, Swilling Storm, 2017 SG:

Jeremy gets overlooked sometimes playing in the same backcourt as Lamont Berzat and Tre Swilling, but don't be fooled, this boy can play. He's a 5'11" guard with good speed in the open floor, range on his jumper, and a strong upper body which he uses to finish at the basket.

Justin Thomas, Team WIGG, 2017 PF:

The 6'4" power forward did his damage on the low block for his Team WIGG squad. He has nimble feet for such a big prospect, and he had no problem getting up and down the floor. He was most successful rebounding the basketball and playing tough defense in the post.

Montreal & Montre Edwards, Showtime Hoops, 2017 PG's:

The 5'6" point guard's were on top of their game all weekend. They controlled the flow for Showtime Hoops and made defenses pay by draining long range jump shot after jump shot. They are interchangeable on the floor, and the only way to tell them apart is that Montre is left-handed. Both have good passing skills and are unselfish as well.

Vincent Cole, Charleston Playmakers, 2017 SF:

The 6'3" small forward oozes potential, and by weekend's end, he had gained himself an Elite 24 invitation. He loves to slash to the basket, where he can finish with both hands. He is a super athlete who plays above the rim, using his long arms and explosive first step. He is also a solid rebounder on both ends of the floor.

William Edwards III, Team Prototype, 2018 PF:

The youngster has an extremely bright future based on what we saw this past weekend. The 6'2", 200-pound forward from Sevier Middle School in Greenville (Sc) averaged 10 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks per game, showing he was the most talented prospect on the court in several outings.

Jacorian Calloway, Showtime Hoops, 2017 SG:

The 6'2" wing earned himself an Elite 24 invitation this weekend after his sensational play in the 14U bracket. The lefty loves to slash to the basket and he scores against players much bigger than himself. He also has good range on his jump shot, and knows how to score coming off-the-dribble. Great looking prospect for an eighth grader.

Jordan Wright, NO Dream Team, 2019 SG:

Wright was the best prospect in the 12U division, hands down. With his size, it is simple to see why he will be an impressive prospect when he gets older. Nevertheless, he made plays throughout the weekend. Quite simply, this youngster understands the game of basketball and has a feel for the game. He can score when he wants, but his best attribute may be his unselfishness at passing ability. He got his teammates involved and was very impressive.

Austin Wiley, Birmingham Storm Elite, 2017 C:

The 6'8" post prospect has as much upside as any player who took part in the entire tournament. He has enormous soft hands which he uses to catch everything around the rim. He is developing his toughness and already rebounds the ball and blocks shots extremely well. Sky is the limit for Austin.

Kendrick Every, NO Dream Team, 2019 PG:

While Jordan Wright may be the best player for the Dream Team, they could not have made it far without their spark-plug point guard in Kendrick Every. Every made his team go, as he got out in transition and set the tone on defense with steals. He showed extremely quick hands and handles, as he got into the lane and dished off to his teammates for easy buckets.

Terrence Smith, NO Dream Team, 2019 SF:

Smith was one of the main beneficiaries from the aforementioned kids making plays for others. Smith got out in transition and ran the floor, where he received passes from Every for easy lay-ins. He finished at the basket well with contact, too. Smith played a pivotal role in rebounding and getting easy buckets for his team.

D.J. Heath, Birmingham Storm Elite, 2017 PG:

D.J. is a young prospect who is built like a truck. His upper body strength is extremely impressive, and he uses it to his advantage when finishing at the rim. He also has very impressive ball-handling skills and can get to the rim with ease, using his burst of speed. Once his jump shot becomes consistent, it's going to be scary for all of his opponents.

Gary Bishop, Georgia United, 2017 PG:

The lefty kept his Georgia United team poised and under control all weekend, especially in high pressure games. He used his good ball-handling skills and court awareness to keep defenses honest on Saturday and Sunday. He also was very good at deciding when to slash and score and when to defer to his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Czar Perry, Arkansas Soldiers, 2017 PG:

Czar controlled the tempo for his Soldiers team all weekend. The 5'10" lead guard has good instincts and makes the right passes when they need to be made. He also has solid ball skills and rarely turns the ball over.

Toryque Bateman, Birmingham Storm Elite, 2017 C:

The 6'7", 250 pound basketball/football prospect has an extremely bright future. You can't teach size, and that's exactly what Toryque has. He rebounds the ball well and has solid fundamentals. His game is still a work in progress, but there is no denying that his ceiling is very high.


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