THE WOODLANDS, Tex. -- A freshman helped lead Team Charlotte to the UA Invitational 17's championship, while Zac Seljaas, Diamond Stone and Ty Jerome also impressed on the final day of action.
Team Charlotte knocked off DC Premier to win the Under Armour Invitational 17's division.
Jeff McInnis' bunch was led by dynamic freshman TyShon Alexander
. A 6-foot-2 guard, Alexander is a gifted scorer. He made a pair of three-points and hit eight of his nine free thrown attempts on his way to a game high 20 points in the championship game win over DC Premier. He may be young, Alexander is a competitor that isn't afraid of the limelight.
Helping Alexander all weekend was 6-foot-4 beastly guard Rayjon Tucker. Tucker is strong, physical and elite athletically. He's good for a couple highlight reel dunks every game, but he's also a quality defender and tough player. Tucker pumped in 28 points in the semi-finals and scored 12 in the championship game.
Rutgers commit LeRoy Butts was DC Premier's top scorer in the loss. Butts, a combo forward, scored 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting. He also added four rebounds.
While DC premier was the runner up in the 17's division, they were able to win the 16's tournament. Grassroots Indiana knocked off KC Run GMC to win the 15's tournament.
Five Sunday Standouts
Terrell Allen, PG, DC Premier – A quick and talented guard, Allen was a steady performer for DC Premier in my viewings this weekend. He's probably more of a combination guard than true point, but Allen was effective and efficient for Damon Handon's bunch. He proved to be a good shooter from long-range and also flashed a floater in the lane. Allen is a guy mid-major schools should jump on.
|Seljaas hit six of seven threes against Young Legends on Sunday
, SF, Utah Prospects – The early BYU commit is an intriguing prospect. There's a lack of shooters in high school basketball and Seljaas certainly would be classified in a shooters category. He has a smooth release, good shot preparation and is capable of firing off shots on the move. Seljaas does have more to his game though, as he's capable of making pull-up jumpers and is a good passer. Seljaas scored 30 points on 9-for-11 shooting on Sunday against the Young Legends.
, C, Young Legends – After the pure domination that was on display on Saturday, I had to return to see Stone again on Sunday. The 6-foot-10 physically imposing big man was at it again. Stone scored 27 points, including three three-pointers. He also added seven rebounds. The book had him for three blocks, but he had at least double that. Stone is in great shape and has clearly learned how to impact the game on both ends. He's a candidate for number one overall in the 2015 class.
, PG, Las Vegas Prospects 15's – Despite being just a freshman, Brown was a must-see at this event. The 6-foot-5 long, lean guard is versatile. He has great size for the position, is quick and has a strong handle. He showed a runner in the lane, can score through contact and is capable long-range shot maker. Brown is an elite prospect in the 2017 class.
Ty Jerome, SG/PG, New Heights 16's – Jerome, a 6-foot-3 combination guard, isn't the most conventional, but he's certainly effective. Jerome is a crafty handler and knows how to use his body and dribble to create space and opportunities. He has a good feel, is a good passer and an impressive long-range shooter. He could cut down on his turnovers some, but there's a lot to like about Jerome, as he's a competitor that plays hard.