Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Buckeye Prep Invitational

  Nations Elite Prospects made its way to Ohio to check out the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tourney.This years Buckeye Prep Tourney in Columbus, Oh. was a huge success. I watched a lot of games and was really impressed with the talent level. Teams from all around came to lay claim to the Buckeye Prep championship trophy. There were several good teams and stand out players in the 14u thru 17u divisions. Below are the tournament winners and MVP players. 
                                             Dorians Pride-8th grade Champions
                                        Algevon Eichelberger Jr.-8th grade MVP

   The 8th grade Dorian Prides team had an uphill battle getting to the championship game. They dropped two games the first day of play. One of those loses was to TNBA. The team they ended up defeating in the championship game. Dorians Pride was lead by the play of Algevon Eichelberger jr. He lead  his team with 27pts. and 12 rebounds per game. He was the MVP of the 8th grade division. 

                                      All Ohio Purple-9th grade Champions

                                                  James Bolden-9th grade MVP  
   All Ohio Purple played great the entire tournament. They played good defense which led to a lot of easy buckets in transition. They really played great together as a team. In the championship game they played against All Ohio Elite.  They were lead in the championship game  by James Bolden their 5'10" pg. Bolden can flat out play! Bolden has great handles and a very high basketball IQ.  He received the nod for MVP for his strong performance and smart play.  

                                          Ohio Varsity-10th grade Champions

                                               Davaunte Wilson-10th grade MVP

    The Ohio Varsity 10th grade squad is starting to make some noise around the Ohio area.    They took down a tough Dayton Net/Buckeye Prep team for the Championship. They moved the ball well and made several key stops to get to the victory. They were led by the stellar play of Davaunte Wilson who was chosen as MVP.

                               King James Shooting Stars-11th grade Champions        

                                                     Aaron Jackson-17u MVP      

     We didn't get to catch the championship game between the Shooting Stars and Nova Village but we heard the Shooting Stars put on a clinic. We were told that they were running on all cylinders. They were led by the talented Aaron Jackson who received the MVP trophy for his strong play.

                                 World Wide Sun Devils (GA)-4th grade Champions

                                                  Caleb Murphy-4th grade MVP 

     Normally we don't report on the young kids but we had to make an exception this time. We were watching another game and heard a lot of commotion on another court and decided to take a look. It was the 4th grade World Wide Sun Devils versus Team Toledo  Flash. It was a very close game but World Wide pulled out the win. That was only a pool play game! They met up again in the championship game which was just as entertaining as the  1st game. World Wide pulled out a victory in the championship game also. Kudos to two well coached young teams.


  1. Lets go Team Toledo Flash! Thanks for the mention... God bless

  2. Lebron James shooting stars classicJune 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    You should invited Judges Court out of Michigan. Try have two great guards and a couple of big men. The team is led by Billy Thomas and Jacob Joubert. These two guards are phenomenal when they play. They know where each other wants to be at all times. It's like they are brothers. They are very exciting to watch.

  3. Eric Cho class of 2016 is definitely a phenomenal player and shows high potential. He is capable to shoot at anytimes on the court during a game. He has proved this during the Phenom 150 Camp in San Diego, CA 2012.