We jump back to March 15th when the Celtics entered their first tournament of the AAU season in Spartanburg SC at Spartanburg Methodist. There the Celtics started their run and ran the table in the Spartanburg Invitational going 6-0.
The next stop for the Celtics was in North Augusta, SC where they competed in the SC AAU Super Regional. Once again the chemistry and talent of the Celtics proved to be too much for the competition as they eventually added another championship to their team's record. Six more games and six more victories for coach Jonathan Campbell's team.
Easter weekend the Celtics traveled to Washington DC to compete in the Charlie Weber Classic and once again the youngsters from Carolina didn't disappoint. Each tourney the competition level has risen but to this point the Celtics have had the answer each time coming away victorious. Sunday saw them leave DC with another championship at the Charlie Weber Classic and primed for their next tournament which will be one of the AAU circuit's biggest.
April 20th-22nd the Celtics will be in Houston, Texas to compete in the Kingwood Classic which has in recent years proven to be one of the nation's top AAU tournaments. It's been there that some of high school basketball's biggest stars had their coming out party and started to receive attention from major D1 programs throughout the nation. The competition level will rise once again and we'll see where the Carolina Celtics stand when they match up with some of the country's best AAU teams.
From what we've seen so far from the Celtics you can expect a great team effort and deep run that may ultimately culminate in another championship for this Upstate AAU basketball team.
Below is the current roster for the Carolina Celtics:
PF Devin Booker 6'8 Union HS (SC) (Clemson commit)
G/F Marlin Butler 6'3 Southside HS (SC)
F Eddie Copeland 6'4 Greenville HS (SC)
G Robbie Dreher 6'4 Southside HS (SC)
G Jonathan Gray 6'5 T.L. Hanna HS (SC)
G Willis Hall 6'6 Charlotte Christian (NC)
F Jordan Harmon 6'8 Mid-Carolina HS (SC)
G Joe McNeely 5'11 Easley HS (SC)
F Khris Middleton 6'5 Porter-Gaud HS (SC)
G Marquis Sloan 5'11 Greenville HS (SC)
G Quinton Thomas 6'5 Southside HS (SC)
F Lucas Troutman 6'9 Belton Honea Path HS (SC)
The 2007 Carolina Celtics AAU Squad
SCPrepNation.com will keep you up to date on just how the Celtics fare in Houston and throughout the rest of the AAU season. We will be attending some of their practices before they leave for the Kingwood Classic to do some evaluations. We will have more info on each Celtics player and speak to their coaches as well so stay tuned.