Brandon Knight and Kenny Boynton started off hot in Las Vegas, as they tore through the competition in pool play. Fortunately for the powerful duo on Team Breakdown, they didn't crap out, as they knocked off D-One Sports by a score of 81-64.
The two rolled through the competition and took home the big prize, the title at the RBK Summer Championships. While Knight seemingly led the way in the first half, it was Boynton that went for 17 through the first period. For the game they both shot 10-for-19 and combined for 50 points
Throughout the event, Knight and Boynton took on some talented guards. They knocked off Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy early on in the tournament and beat them again in the quarterfinals. Then in the championship they gave John Wall all he could handle.
Main Event Championship
Down the stretch Franklin was key and they needed all four of his three-pointers to help put Houston Hoops away. Andy Brown dropped in a few threes as well and scored 16 on the game, while Franklin tossed in 15.
To knock off Houston Hoops, California Supreme had to overcome a huge outing from Keith Gallon. The massive big man dropped in 24 points and scored virtually at will inside.
Keith Gallon, C, Houston Hoops – The talented Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill standout did all he could to try and propel Houston Hoops to the Main Event title, but it still wasn't enough. Gallon cleared space inside and got to the line at least a dozen times. The 6-foot-9 big man moves very well on the block and showed great touch around the basket.
Andre Malone, SF, Atlanta Celtics – During the Celtics match up with Compton Magic, Malone jumped out of the gates and went on his own personal 13 point run, that included a trio of three-pointers and a pair of step-in 18-footers. Despite the personal outburst, it wasn't enough to get the Celtics to the championship, as they fell to Grassroots Canada in the semi's.
Brandon Knight, PG, Team Breakdown – After his performance on Saturday there was a lot of talk about Knight being the best guard in the country, regardless of class. He scored 26 points in the semi-finals, and then backed up his effort with 24 in the championship. Knight's equipped to run a team and can score as well, whether it's from mid or long range.
Nick Shephard, PF, Houston Lynx – We didn't get to watch much of Shephard, but a quick glance to the back court at Spring Valley High School and we saw this 6-foot-8 athletic power forward. He showed a move on the block, ran the floor and mixed it up inside.
Gary Franklin, PG, California Supreme – Up against one of the hottest guards in the country, Tommy Mason-Griffin, Franklin stepped up his play. The 6-foot point guard knocked down a bunch of three-pointers, including a huge off the dribble triple to stop a Houston Hoops rally. Franklin scored 17 in the semi's and went for 21 in the championship.
Chase Fischer, SG, Ohio Basketball Club 15's – Marshall locked in a guy that can really shoot it. The 6-foot-2 guard lit up Impact Basketball in the quarterfinals and finished with 21 points. He hit five three-pointers and a handful of a one and two dribble pull-up jumpers.
Chane Behanan, PF, Ohio Basketball Club 15's – A strong, athletic four-man, Behanon did his damage in the paint, where he snagged offensive rebounds and recorded a handful of put backs. The 6-foot-6 sophomore went hard to the glass and knows how to use his athleticism and strength inside to get boards. He finished with 16 points in the morning game.
Jehvon Clarke, SG/PG, Ohio Basketball Club 15's – In the first half, OBC's contest with Impact was fairly close, but that was before Clarke began teeing them up with three-pointers. Clarke, a 6-foot-1 guard, has a good-looking shot, can get to the rim and proved to be a solid passer. He scored 16 point against Impact.
The Main Event championship had Rick Stansbury, Lon Kruger, Kerry Keating and Tim Floyd at the game. While the RBK Summer Championships had Travis Ford, John Calipari, Frank Martin, Billy Donovan and Scott Drew. It also drew assistants from South Florida, Texas, Stanford, Kentucky, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Indiana.