SCPrepNation.com caught up with assistant coach Damien Days to get the scoop on how Team Truth fared in DC. Team Truth consists of players from South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Days gave us his rundown on the team's stay in Washington DC as they played against top teams from across the nation. "Well in our first game we played Team New York and we beat them 56-52. They had a couple of really nice players in Stacy Seabrooks and James Fields. Our guards, especially Reggie Middleton and Zycorrian "Z-Man" Robinson, did a good job of slowing them down so we could get the victory."
"Our second game we played PAL of Delaware and we were fortunate enough to beat them pretty bad. It was a really good game for us. I think we won by 20 or more if I remember correctly. We won our pool by winning that game."
"We went on and played the Connecticut Bulldogs in our next game and we won by 25 in that one. It was a great total team effort once again. Our next game we went up against the Connecticut Young Guns. They had us down 9-1 early. Z-Man hit a clutch three pointer and then Omar hit some buckets to get us back into it. They held us off and actually with 2 or 3 minutes left in the game we were down by 5 points still. Toby Zeal stepped up and hit a lot of big buckets down the stretch. He had a huge dunk at the end that won the game for us. Toby went on that run and it pushed us to the victory which put us in the championship game on Sunday."
"On Sunday we played Lutheran Christian (Philadelphia Crusaders) out of Pennsyvlvania. They were undersized compared to us but they were extremely quick. Needless to say they surprised us somewhat and beat us pretty bad. I won't say our guys went in too confident but I don't think they were expecting those guys to be that quick. They get up for guys their own size but we ended up losing 61-41 in the championship game. So we ended up placing 2nd in the Charlie Weber DC Easter Hoopfest in the National Division 17 and unders."
Days went on to share with SCPrepNation.com how some of the players from South Carolina fared during the tourney. "Omar Sanders averaged 10 points and about 8 rebounds per game. Laron Dendy (Clemson commit) averaged 15 points per game. Zycorrian Robinson averaged 10 per game and played some strong defense. Honestly the whole team played well. Guys chipped in when they were given minutes and it was real team effort. Guys like Case Stigelbauer, Jerel Stevenson, and Toby Zeal all had their moments for us which is why we made it to the championship game."
Team Truth will next take their AAU squad to the state of Texas to compete in the Kingwood Classic which has become one of the biggest AAU tourneys in the nation and has springboarded some of the more unheralded recruits in the nation into superstardom.
SCPrepNation.com will have more on Team Truth as they venture out to Texas to compete in the Kingwood Classic April 20th-22nd.