TOC: Final Wrap-up

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – An exciting weekend of star players and highlight plays came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon. Here are some end-of-the-weekend notes, awards and photos.

Biggest stock-risers Josh Wright (25.0 ppg), Glen Davis, Jordan Farmer (MVP)

Biggest disappointment – That the Atlanta Celtics, with a frontcourt trio that is better than most college teams, didn't come to play in the 17-under title game.

Top highlight (1) – In the 16-under championship game, Louis Williams (with a Superman t-shirt under his jersey) crossed over an Illinois Fire defender so badly that the kid went down in a heap with a knee injury and had to be helped off the floor.

Top highlight (2) Cedric Simmons, the NC State commitment, slammed home a double-pump rim-rocker over Juice All-Stars seven-footer Jermaine Bell that sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Photo of the weekend – See shot (right) of Shaun Livingston

Quote of the weekend (1) – "That is the worst player I've EVER seen!" - analyst Curt Spear on a 7-foot-6 player.

Quote of the weekend (2) – "Can you please have some more kids?" - Clint Jackson to Chris Paul's mother.

Dialogue of the weekend – "You're going to eat your words, he's going to be a star," one observer said about a 375-pound player. "He already ate them!" a reporter replied.

Best retro jerseys - Sean May (Brian Bersticker), Jawad Williams (Joe Namath, Rams), Rashad McCants (Allen Iverson, Bethel HS), and David Noel (Houston Astros).


17 and Under All Tournament Team

Howard and Smith

Most Outstanding Player – Jordan Farmer, Pump N' Run

Bryce Taylor, Pump N' Run
Jared Dudley, Pump N' Run**
Joshua Smith, Atlanta Celtics
Dwight Howard, Atlanta Celtics
Joshua Wright, Long Island Panthers
Joakim Noah, Long Island Panthers
Tasmin Mitchell, New Orleans Jazz*
Earl 'JR' Smith, Playaz' Basketball Club
Sean Singletary, Playaz' Basketball Club
Nolan Richardson IV, Tulsa Jr. Hurricanes
Sean Livingston, Ft. Sooy-No Limit
Sebastian Telfair, Juice All-Stars
Greg Paulus, Syracuse/Rochester RAP*
Glen Davis, Louisiana Sports Academy
Kyle Lowry, Philly MJC
DeMarcus Nelson, Belmont Shore/H-Squad
Anthony Morrow, Beach Ball Select*
Ronald Steele, Alabama Challenge
Troy Mathis, Raleigh's Finest
Monta Ellis, Magnolia Stars*
Arron Afflalo, Southern California All-Stars
Marcel Jones, Southern California All-Stars
Daniel Harkins, Randolph Boys Club
Deron Washington, DC Team Assault
Cedric Simmons, NC Gaters
Dion Dowell, Houston Westside All-Stars
Tyree Evans, Team Richmond
Corey Brewer, Tennessee Travelers
Cameron Stanley, Kappa Magic
Bilal Benn, Hunting Park
Brian Laing, New York Ravens
Toney Douglas, Georgia Elite
Robert McKiver, Connecticut Flame
Sylvester Mayes, Blessed IJN*
Draelon Burns, Milwaukee Running Rebels
Chris Lofton, Derek Smith All-Stars

*denotes underclassmen **denotes senior

16 and Under All Tournament Team

Michael Mercer

Most Outstanding Player – Bryan Mullins, Illinois Wolves

Louis Williams, Georgia Stars
Bobby Frasur, Illinois Wolves
Michael Mercer, Georgia Stars
Mike Davis, Illinois Wolves
Brandon Costner, Playaz' Basketball Club
Andrew Pusar, Playaz' Basketball Club
Jason Deutchman, Belmont Shore
Kevin Swinton, NC Gaters
Obi Ikeakor, Houston Select
Travis Sikes, Tennessee Thunder Select
Ruell Pringle, Virginia Beach Heat
Charles Jackson, Georgia Hawks
Josue Soto, Miami Tropics
David Huerta, Miami Tropics
Reginald Delk, Mid-State Ballerz
Jason Black, Mid-State Ballerz
Carl Sims, Houston Superstars
Craig Austrie, Connecticut Flame
Alex Imer, Charlotte Stars United

15 and Under All Tournament Team

Vernon Macklin

Most Outstanding Player – Vernon Macklin, Boo Williams Blue

Stephan Welsh, Boo Williams Blue
Lew Radford, Boo Williams Blue
Terrel Williams, Playaz' Basketball Club
Nick Vier, Playaz' Basketball Club
Doneal Mack, Charlotte Royals
Demetrius Jemison, Birmingham Raptors
Jamelle McMillan, Seattle Team Y.E.S
Irshad Martin, NC Gaters
Nolan Smith, DC Team Assault
Lance Jeter, Pittsburgh Jots

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