King James: Day Three Rundown

AKRON, Ohio -- The Ohio Basketball Club stormed through the tournament to take the King James Shooting Stars Classic crown.

For the second weekend in a row the Ohio Basketball Club made it to the championship of an event. Last week they fell short to Team Loaded in the finale at the Pitt Jam Fest. This weekend they weren't denied.

Chane Behanan led the way for OBC throughout the weekend. He scored basically at will in the paint over the course of the weekend, but had plenty of help from Nick Harney and Aaron White inside and Jehvon Clarke and P.J. Boutte on the perimeter.

In the 16's championship Team Takeover knocked off the CP3 All-Stars. The Team Takeover squad has a deep team full of Division-I prospects. Jerami Grant is their top prospect and he put together a solid weekend.

The 15's age group was won by the Texas Titans, as they knocked off the Cincy Lakers. Julius Randle was the driving for the Titans all weekend, but he had plenty of help from wing scorer Matt Jones.

P.J. Hairston, SG, CP3 All-Stars – Despite a loss in the semi-finals, Hairston, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, did all he could to keep CP3 from going down. He was dialed in from long range and also handled the tough task of keeping Chane Behanan at baby in the paint. Although Behanan put together a solid showing, it was good to see Hairston tough it out and show that he can guard a post if need be. Overall Hairston and CP3 had another good weekend of ball.

Chane Behanan, PF, Ohio Bball Club – We've written about him often this spring and it's for good reason. Throughout the King James event, the 6-foot-7 power forward used his strong, power game to play as an enforcer in the paint. He plays hard, can scored around the basket and event showed that he could step away and hit jump shots. His game is on the rise and he's a fun one to watch.

Zach Price vs Amir Williams – This was a fun battle during the semi-finals of the 17's division. Often times when bigs go head-to-head the match up never full materializes. That wasn't the case today as the two got a number of touches and went right at each other.

Price was aggressive on the block and made quick, strong moves to the basket, scoring on a handful of them. Williams was the better rebounder of the two and used his length to affect shots. Overall we'd give the match up a wash as they each had their moments.

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans – After his marvelous showing last night, we wanted to see the 6-foot-8 power forward again. Although he wasn't as active as he was the night before, Randle managed to show off two parts of his game that we hadn't seen. In the first half Randle put his passing on display. Facing a two-three zone and a constant double team, he managed to find open teammates for a number of open looks. He also showed off his jump shot, knocking down a pair of spot-up three-pointers. Media:237170]

A number of other guys stood out this weekend to us. Carlton Brundage and Junior Lomobar were bother good for The Family and are both big time scorers. Xavier commit Desmine Wells is a strong, tough player that knows how to play the game. In transition he's an especially impressive passer. Wells' teammate Chris Wilson had a pretty big weekend. The 6-foot-1 lead guard really sees the floor.


  • 15's Championship -- Texas Titans 56, Cincy Lakers 43
  • 16's Championship – Team Takeover 65, CP3 All-Stars 63
  • 17's Championship – Ohio Basketball Club 77, The Family 66

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