Battle of the Basketball Titans Recap (Nashville, TN Dec. 2-3, 2017)
The Nashville Cobras & Clarksville Crossovers look to be heading for a collision course in the Championship game, with both going 2-0 in pool play. Both looked good, but the Crossovers look especially impressive in pool play.
Some heavyweight blows have been thrown in this division. Nationally Ranked NYBA ELITE has looked very strong in pool play led by several Nationally ranked players. New to the 2026 scene WACG has a very talented team with Nationally ranked players from Chattanooga, Kentucky, Memphis, & Alabama. They advanced undefeated in pool play after a come from behind win against the 2016 BOT champs KY Warriors.
Top 10 Nationally Ranked SEMO Blazers have shown why they are among the Nation’s best. They have looked good in pool play cruising to 26 & 25 point victories against solid competition. NYBA ELITE advanced to bracket with a 2-0 record as well, courtesy of an exciting come from behind win against Memphis United Heat. Memphis Basketball Association went 1-1 with a close victory over RSD.
WACG is on the 2024 scene now and making a statement so far. They advance in pool play to 2-0 with a pair of 30 point wins. Team A.O.B. out of Alabama finished 1-1 in pool play with a win over the Cascade Champions.
NYBA SELECT has looked impressive. Made up of mostly 6th graders the group finished pool play 2-0. Flight Boyz out of Nashville finished 1-1 with a 10 point win over Tennessee Sting.
2027 & 2028
The championship game set up as predicted. Despite a Great effort from a very scrappy group of NYBA ELITE 2028 2nd graders vs. Clarksville Crossovers in semifinals. The Crossovers went on to take the win and advance despite a close 2 point halftime game. In the Championship, it was a great back and fourth battle with the as predicted Nashville Cobras. It took a last minute three-point basket from Division MVP Shawn Peterson to put them over top.
Some great competition in this division. In the Semifinals, NYBA ELITE cruised to a big win vs. Memphis Heat United. WACG was in a battle with KY Warriors, but ended up winning the game, beating the defending champs twice in 2 days. The Championship game between WACG & NYBA ELITE was intense & entertaining. NYBA ELITE jumped out to the early lead and had the gym rocking. WACG fought back and ended the half on a half court buzzer beater from AL native & division MVP Colben Landrews to go ahead. Landrews led the game with 17 pts and carried WACG to a narrow victory. Great action from start to finish.
This division set up some great Semifinal contests. In the first Top 10 Nationally ranked SEMO Blazers squared off with Memphis United Heat. This game turned out to be much better than anticipated. The game was close throughout with Memphis taking a 1 point lead into the 4th quarter. However, SEMO turned it on and went on to win by double digits. In the other semifinal game NYBA ELITE took on Memphis Basketball Association who had added a couple of nationally ranked players. This game was a nail biter as well. The 2 heavyweights exchanged blows throughout the game and ended up playing into Overtime. In overtime, NYBA ELITE got the first basket and never looked back & won the game. In the Championship game SEMO showed it’s dominance by jumping out to a 14point lead. NYBA ELITE fought back and actually outscored SEMO in the final 3 quarters, but were unable to complete the comeback and lost by 12 points. TJ Farmer was named the MVP of the division.
WACG took this division easily as most 6th grade teams have players in school ball. The North Alabama Warriors vs. AOB out of Alabama was a good semifinal game with North Alabama finishing on top. WACG went on to beat North Alabama in the Championship by double digits.
NYBA SELECT had little competition in this division. Comprised of mostly 6th graders from the ELITE team, the team took the championship cruising to 50 & 25 point wins in the semifinals & championship.