ASIC: Dominguez Takes The Crown

DAVENPORT, Fla. – The inaugural Amare Stoudemire Invitational Classic championship goes to the Dominguez Dons, as they held off a scrappy Fairfax squad in the championship.

It looked like the championship game of the ASIC was going to come down to the wire on Saturday night. Dominguez had led the entire game, but Renardo Sidney was bringing Fairfax back and the lead was down to three. Then the game took a strange turn.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Sidney pleaded his case to a referee following a play. Sidney quickly picked up a technical. Visibly upset, Sidney protested the call and was hit with his second technical and kicked out of the game.

With Sidney on the bench, Fairfax made a strong run, but Dominguez held on to get a 5-point win. The Dons got great efforts from Jordan Hamilton, who scored 17 points, and Aaron Moore.

Not to take anything away from Dominguez because they earned their win over Fairfax, but it was unfortunate that the refs took the game out of the players' hand. The first technical may have been deserved, but the second one took it too far.

The ASIC was a great event with a bunch of talent, but this wasn't the first game that the tournament referees made some questionable calls. It's a shame that we didn't get to see both teams at full strength, as it looked like the game was headed to a classic finish.

JaMychal Green, PF, St. Jude -- Green continued his dominance on Saturday, despite a loss to Bartow. The talented power forward went for 30 points and dominated the paint. He also showed some range on his jump shot, as he stepped out and knocked down a three-pointer in crunch time.

Frank Wiseler, PG, Urpsring – The 6-foot-3 senior has played solid ball all week for the team from Germany. He's crafty, shoots it well from deep and clearly knows the game of basketball. Wiseler is one at least six players on Urspring that is capable of playing division 1 basketball.

David Loubeau, PF, Westlake Prep – The double-double machine kept up his strong play and is showing us his consistency. He went for 17 points and 10 rebounds against Orlando Christian Prep. He was great around the rim, grabbed rebounds in his area and even buried a deep three-pointer.

Renardo Sidney, PF, Fairfax – The talented 2009 prospect continued his domination on Saturday until he was forced to the bench at the beginning of the fourth quarter. He's very talented and for a guy that stands 6-foot-11 he's extremely mobile. He virtually scored at will today, as he dropped in some floaters and used his body well around the basket to get easy shots. He went for 22 points and 12 rebounds in just three quarters of action. Sidney was named the tournament MVP.

Jordan Hamilton, SF, Dominguez – Hamilton missed a full quarter in the first half because he picked up three cheap fouls, but that only slowed him down. He hit four three-pointers on the night, including one that was from 24-feet. He showed us a lot this week, as he's more than just a shooter. He's capable of creating and getting to the rack as well. Hamilton was named to the All Tournament Team.

Keith Clanton, PF, Orlando Christian Prep – The 6-foot-8 power forward showed off his skill set on Saturday against Westlake Prep. Clanton fan the floor well, displayed a jump hook with both hands and hit handful of mid-range jumpers. This was his best game of the event and he did it against a high level guy in David Loubeau. Clanton finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Jeremy Tyler, C, San Diego High -- Saturday's performance was by far Tyler's best of the tournament. The No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2010 class only played 15 minutes because of foul trouble, but he managed to go 6-for-7 from the field and scored 13 points. He also showed his dominance on the defensive end, as he grabbed 11 rebounds and swatted 6 shots. Tyler looked more focused today and went straight up when he got the ball in the paint, rather than fading away.

Daniel Stewart, PF, Neumann-Gorett – The 6-foot-6 forward has some serious hops and he showed them off when he met Kevin Foster at the rim. Stewart also showed that he could knock down jumpers as he hit a spot up 18-footer.

ASIC Tournament Champions -- Dominguez

ASIC Consolation Champions -- Orlando Christian Prep

Tournament MVP -- Renardo Sidney

All-Tournament Team -- Jordan Hamilton, David Loubeau, Al-Farouq Aminu, JaMychal Green, Kevin Foster, Jared Swopshire and Ray Willis.

Only a pair of schools made the trip to Ridge Community High School. Oklahoma was here in the morning checking in on Ray Willis, while USC was in the building to watch the California kids.

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