Shipp Leads Team To Title

Josh Shipp and California Team Select ruled the roost at last weekend's Five-Star Hoops Classic. Shipp led his squad to the title and was named the MVP.

The Playaz Basketball Club's bid for back-to-back titles in back-to-back weekends was derailed by California Team Select. At the Five-Star Hoops Classic, the Playaz fell to the west coasters in the championship game after finishing pool play with an unblemished record.

Five-Star director Leigh Klein said that Shipp "did everything" at the event. His team went 2-1 in pool play but slipped past the Albany City Rocks in the quarters before dusting BABC in the semifinals.

Joining Shipp on the all-tournament team was J.R. Smith of the Playaz, Rudy Gay of Cecil Kirk, Dayshaun Wright of Albany, Charlie Burch of BABC and Marquie Cooke of Boo Williams.

Semifinalists were: California Team Select, Playaz, Boo Williams and BABC.

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