Booker's Celtics Move On At Kingwood Classic

The Carolina Celtics have quietly and methodically worked their way through pool and bracket play at the Kingwood Classic in Houston Texas. On day 3 of the tourney we have an update on the status of the Celtics. Come inside for the latest with SCPrepNation.com, your source for SC AAU basketball coverage.

Last evening the Carolina Celtics ran into a familiar foe in the Carolina Raptors. In a hard fought battle the Celtics squeaked by in a 59-58 victory. The Raptors boast 2008 prospect Chalmers Rogers of Fort Mill High School who lead his high school team to a AAAA state championship two years ago.

After escaping the game against the Raptors the Celtics next faced Houston Powerhouse. In another tight game the Celtics came away with a 71-60 win. The victory advanced the Celtics to the Sweet 16 of the 17U Platinum Division Championship.

The Celtics then went on to face Salt Lake Metro in the Sweet 16 round. There they pulled out a 48-43 victory. That win advances them to the Elite 8 where they will face the Dallas Heroes.

We will update player statistics as it becomes available so stay tuned. Devin Booker and Willis Hall have been dominating thus far for the Celtics down on the low block and Khris Middleton has posted a 20 point performance as well since yesterday. Booker in fact has been one of the top post prospects this weekend at Kingwood according to not only his coach but a few college coaches we've had text conversations with. Hall continues to play like a man possessed giving tremendous effort each and every game. He's definitely making a move towards more scholarship opportunities given how hard he goes and putting up consistently strong numbers.

We will break it all down in a tournament recap covering all of the players from the Palmetto State partcipating at the Kingwood Classic. Guys like Booker, Hall, and Rayshon Mack of Crestwood High (playing with Team Georgia Wheeler Elite) are starting to create a buzz for themselves in Houston and we'll have the scoop for you first here at SCPrepNation.com!


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