Vegas: Day 4, Part A

LAS VEGAS -- Champions were crowned at the Fab 48 on Sunday. The Drew Gooden Soldiers won the 17's division, while Team Philly took home the championship in the 16's.

With LeBron James looking on the Drew Gooden Soldiers knocked off the Iowa Barnstormers 86-66 to win the championship of the Fab 48 at Bishop Gorman High School.

The Soldiers were led by Jabari Brown's 19-point and four assists in the championship. Throughout the event the guard trio of Brown, Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson was just too much for opponents.

Kyle Wiltjer and Nick Johnson both added 16 points for the Soliders in the championship, while Northern Iowa commit Seth Tuttle pumped in 16 to lead the Barnstormers.

In the 16's division it was Amile Jefferson, Savon Goodman and Brandon Taylor that led Team Philly over the Drew Gooden Soldiers. Jefferson and Goodman got it done inside, while Taylor, a post prospect, stepped out for threes.

Jabari Brown, SG, Drew Gooden Soliders – After a strong week in Las Vegas, Brown, a top 20 prospect, was named the Fab 48 MVP. Brown, the leading scorer in the championship game, shot the ball well throughout the four-day event. Off the catch, Brown is one of the better shooters in the nation and his range extends well past the strip.

Seth Tuttle, PF, Iowa Barnstormers – Northern Iowa got a steal in this 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward. Tuttle was impressive throughout the Super 64 event. He was active on both ends, ran the floor well and was aggressive around the basket. One of his best moves of the tournament was a face up drive and dunk late in the semi-finals game.

Evan Cummins, PF, New England Playaz 16's – On the 17's team Cummins doesn't get a ton of burn. But with the 16's he's able to showcase his game a little more. A 6-foot-8 post prospect, Cummins runs the floor well, shoots the ball from mid-range and showed a right jump hook inside. He'll need to become more aggressive on the glass, but he's a good-looking big man prospect in the 2012 class.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Dream Vision – Easily the most impressive wing in the 2012 class, Muhammad did it all as usual in a loss to the Atlanta Celtics. His offensive package continues to improve, as he seems to score every way imaginable. In the past, I've written about his ability to take defenders in the post, on Sunday he was dropping in hook shots and fadeaways from the block. He's an elite talent in the 2012 class.

Brandon Taylor, PF, Team Philly 16's – One of the better outings I've seen from him, Taylor, a 6-foot-7 stocky power forward, stepped out and hit at least three big threes in the first half to extend Team Philly's lead. He was also active inside and hit the glass looking for rebounds.

Peter Jurkin, C, Indiana Elite/Team Indiana -- It was easily the best effort Jurkin has put up in a while. The 7-footer grabbed rebounds, blocked shots and scored inside. He tossed in a right jump hook and also a turn around jumper from 10-feet. He's one of the reasons Indiana Elite is still alive in the 16's division.

Nate Britt, PG, DC Assault – The pipeline that is DC Assault continues to pump out talent. Currently Quinn Cook is the big name lead guard in the program, but Nate Britt won't skip a beat when the torch is passed to him. Britt has all the tools to be a fine lead guard, as he creates for teammates, has proven to be a talented passer and changes speeds well.

Jared Reuter, PF, New England Playaz 16's – Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark's continues to produce big men. From Erik Murphy to Nate Lubick to Kaleb Tarczewski and now Evan Cummins and Reuter. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Reuter has a strong frame, moves up and down the floor fairly well and he was active on the glass. He'll be one for coaches to keep an eye on as he's just an incoming freshman.

The adidas Super 64 will conclude on Monday.

Memphis Magic Elite, who won the adidas Super 64 last year, is still alive and they'll take on the Compton Magic in one semi-finals game, while Double Pump 2011 Elite and the Atlanta Celtics J-Smoove will batt in the other.

The 16's division has a pair of huge semi-finals games on tap. DC Assault will take on Texas Assault, while Indiana Elite/Team Indiana and the Eric Gordon Central Stars will do battle in the semi-finals.

The 15's division is still in the quarterfinals. Among the teams remaining are the Atlanta Celtics, Dallas Mustangs, Indiana Elite Stars and the Eric Gordon All-Stars.

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