This past weekend in Murfreesboro, TN the annual Primetime Showcase took place. Many of the nations top teams and some show company teams were there, lets take a look at the Recap for the event.
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS
In the high school divisions, it was a clean sweep by the Nashville based We All Can Go All Stars. In preparation for the upcoming EYBL session in Atlanta this weekend, W.A.C.G. played their respective 16u and 15u teams up a grade and claimed the championships.
Playing up in the 17u division, W.A.C.G. was led by Hopkinsville, KY guard KyKy Tandy and Huntsville, AL guard Brandon Nicholas.
The play of the tournament took place in the 16u division, as W.A.C.G. freshman, Jamari Smith had back to back dunks to end the game in EYBL style.
W.A.C.G. also won the 15u crown with their a second 15u team that doesn't play on the EYBL circuit. They defeated Team Tae in the semi-finals and RSD in the championship to claim the crown.
CLASS OF 2021
The two best teams in the 11 team field were RSD Blue and the Kentucky Fire. Entering the tournament, Kentucky Fire owned a 1-0 lead on RSD this season. In pool play these two matched up and RSD shot the cover off of the ball netting 11 three pointers in a 49-42 win over the Fire.
RSU got by Bostic Next Level 55-54 in one semi-final while the Fire beat EAB in the other to get a re-match in the championship. This time around, Kentucky Fire was able to get the win behind 16 points from Conner Cooper leading them to the championship. Nash Divine was named MVP of the tournament for the Kentucky Fire.
CLASS OF 2022
The #4 ranked ATL Cavs came to Nashville as the favorite in the nine team field. Having no problem in pool play the Cavs rolled to a perfect 2-0 record along with a pair of EAB teams.
In bracket play, the Cavs beat Hoop Dreams (KY) by 24 while EAB Goodwin knocked out EAB Hock to set up the championship game. In the championship, no upset happened as the Cavs protected their #4 ranking but earned the respect of EAB as the championship score was 51-44 in favor of the CAVS.
CLASS OF 2023
Sixteen teams in the 2023 division, but Pool A was the super pool and that is where the heat was at. Pool A featured the #12 ranked Memphis Dream Chasers, #16 ranked NYBA Elite and J-3 Basketball. NYBA won the pool with an 18 point win over J-3 and an 8 point win over the Dream Chasers.
In bracket play a lot of eyes were on the semi-final game between NYBA and AOTT (All Ohio / Team Teague). The game didn't live up to the hype as NYBA pounced on them 57-40 getting to the championship game giving the Memphis Dream Chasers a chance for redemption. NYBA Elite was able to come out on top again, this time 55-54 cementing themselves as the top team in Tennessee.
Bryson Warren for NYBA was spectacular all weekend. Warren had 24 points in the initial win over the Memphis Dream Chasers. Warren was named MVP for NYBA Elite.
CLASS OF 2024
The 2024 division featured the #4 ranked Vick 4 Kids Wildcats and the first team left out of the top 20 rankings, NYBA Elite, these two headlined the 12 team field.
Neither team had a game within single digits en route to the finals where these two met. A lot of stars on the floor in this game led by Travis Perry and Brooklyn Vick or V4KWK while David Keary and Dontae Potts-Heard. Vick 4 Kids was too much for the homestanding NYBA knocking them off 67-58 to capture the crown.
Travis Perry (KY) was named MVP for the Wildcats. Later this month, Vick 4 Kids will get their shot to move back int the top two of the rankings as they will matchup with current #2 the Virginia Dream Chasers.
CLASS OF 2025
All Ohio Red entered the tournament as the favorite as they came in as the only team ranked nationally, with their #15 rankings. In pool play Saturday night, a great matchup between them and SEMO Blazers seen All Ohio win 42-37 moving into bracket play as the pool winner.
Both teams moved on through bracket play with easy wins setting up a re-match in the finals. SEMO Blazers were able to get their revenge there with a 50-41 win to take home the championship back to the Show Me State.
CLASS OF 2026
Eight teams in the 2026 division, none nationally ranked but a lot looking to play their way into a national ranking.The team head and shoulder above the competition this weekend was Team Jah Elite. These boys are for real. They dominated all weekend with no game being closer than 15 points as they defeated NYBA 35-20 in the championship game. In five games they outscored their opponent 37-13 for a 24 scoring margin average per game.
CLASS OF 2027
Eight teams in the 2027 division, the Nashville Cobras went 5-0 throughout the tournament including a 21-19 win over NYBA Elite in the title game.