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Future150 Main Event Atlanta: 13U Recap
by Zachary Lyon, Future150 (6:03 PM CT, Tue April 12, 2016)
RSD Elite captured the 13U division championship in Atlanta.
RSD Elite captured the 13U division championship in Atlanta.
Zachary Lyon
Zachary Lyon:

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

Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- The third Future150 AAU Tournament of the year kicked off this weekend in Atlanta, Georiga. Hundreds of teams and prospects were on display, with plenty of players putting their names on the radar. 

The 13U division was loaded with potential college prospects, but there was only one team that could take home the championship. RSD Elite won the title game showdown vs Game Elite, both teams featured some pretty solid big men. RSD Elite got some big production all weekend from their frontcourt of Dontae Stringer and Ethan AbnerStringer, standing around 6'3, dominated the glass and swatted shots all weekend long. He used his strong frame to bang down long and get some easy buckets inside. Abner also helped protect the basket on defense, but he played the role of a stretch four, as could bury shots from mid-range and deep. 

Here are some other top performers from the 13U division this weekend:

Blake Hadley2021 PF, Game Elite: Hadley was a force to be reckoned with all weekend long. At 6'4, Hadley used his ridiculous wingspan (for a 7th grader) to block shots and gather plenty of boards on both ends of the floor. His inside game is decent, but could use a little more polish. If he grows three or four more inches over the next few years, and develops a few go-to post moves, he could easily be a D1 prospect. 

Duece Miller2021 C, Game Elite: Miller was another member of the frontcourt on Game Elite that stood at 6'4. Even though he isn't as polished as Hadley, the potential is certainly still there. With a nice frame and decent strength, Miller showed the potential he has as a defensive force that can block shots and stand down opposing players who try to overpwer him with some back to the basket moves. 

Tyler Rice2021 PG, Central Carolina Force: Tyler Rice, the younger brother of D1 prospect Kaiden, was a dominating floor general this weekend. He ran the floor in transition extremely well, and made some beautiful passes to his teammates. His handles are ridiculous, which allows him to lose his defenders and get into the lane with ease. Big future ahead for Tyler if he keeps this up. 

Calvin Josh Hall2021 SF, Central Carolina Force: Hall already has decent size for a wing at his age, standing at 6'1. Hall is a decent athlete, and loved scoring the ball in transition. On defense, he would never let his man by him, and always crashed the glass. Hall has a pretty mature game for a 7th grader, and could be a D1 prospect in due time. 

D'Ante Bass2021 PF, Savannah Tigers: Bass was excellent controlling the glass for his team, and arguably had the highest motor of all the 13U players. He was always somewhere making a play, whether it was getting a loose ball, a offensive rebound, or even making some good passes from the high post. If Bass can develop a few go-to scoring moves on offense, he could become more versatile and play more of a combo forward. 

Rahmel Bell2021 C, Tri-County Impact: Bell is a good athlete and can get up high to snag a rebound away from the opposing team. Bell ran the floor very well for a big man, and didn't force things on offense. He took what was given to him and usually made very smart plays on the ball. If Bell can continue to grow over these next few years, he could be a nice college prospect in the frontcourt. 

Chris Lewis2021 PG, Birmingham Blaze: Lewis showcased nice fundamentals for a 7th grader as he always knew what kind of pass to make in both the transition and half-court setting. His scoring abilities were solid as well as he showed capabilities of scoring from all three levels. 

Konata Werts, 2021 CG, RSD Elite: Werts was a flat out scoring machine throughout the weekend. He averaged close to 20 points a game and helped to lead his team to the championship. His shooting ability, combined with his ability to create for his teammates make him a very dangerous offensive weapon. 


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