The Minnesota Spartans Elite won the AAU National Championship in Memphis when they were younger and this year they hoisted the title again, winning the AAU National Championship. Two of the biggest reasons they were crowned champions was the dynamic back court of Jerome Williams Jr and Demari Larkins.
The Spartans finished the season ranked 5th nationally in the 2024 class. The Spartans didn't shy away from any competition and if looking at rankings that could have hurt them. The Spartans traveled all over the country every weekend and knocked off quality opponents but also took some losses, some others would have loss too if they had played as much. In addition to being the AAU National Champions, they were also the MAYB National Champions defeating Oklahoma Shield in the finals.
TJ Ford Vick 4 Kids finished the season as the #1 team and only had one blimish on their record. Minnesota Spartans Elite are the ones who game them that loss.
The 2024 player rankings were just released last week and the back court mates of Williams and Larkins found themselves inside the top 60 of the rankings. Check out their mixes below