Three Minnesota Teams Still Alive in Kingwood

The five Minnesota 17-and-under AAU teams continued playoff action at the Houston's Kingwood Classic Saturday evening. These teams have attracted the attention of many Division I coaches in attendance and several players' recruitment are expected to hit another level as 300 teams will be playing in the 17-and-under division.

Howard Pulley Black bounced back from an 0-2 mark in pool play to defeat the Houston Heat and Mid State Ballerz in playoff action last night. They face Team Stat at 9:10 Sunday morning as they have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Platinum Division Championship.

Minnesota Magic Elite defeated Utah Pump N Run in the first round of the Platinum Division playoffs before losing to Team Stat, preventing a potential matchup between them and Howard Pulley Black.

Howard Pulley White finished 1-1 in pool play and defeated the Houston Blazers in first roun playoff action before losing to Yakina Elite in the Silver Division Championship.

43 Hoops top team, coached by Chris Carr, defeated NM Force Back (New Mexco) and Team Take Over to advance to the Sweet 16 of the Gold Division Championship. They face Next Level Australia at 8:00 Sunday morning.

43 Hoops second team, coached by Admundson, defeated 1 Tough School Black to advance to the Final Eight of the Diamon=A Division Championship. They play Hardwood Hustle at 10:20 Sunday morning.

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