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UAA Session III - Preview- Cartersville, GA July 6-9, 2022

The best teams Under Armour has to offer will ascend to Lakepoint Champions Center from July 6th-9th for the Summer Championship of the UAA Next Basketball. Checkout our event preview of the UAA showcase

Group AA

Illinois Wolves will be led by 6’3 Guard Cameron Christie who averaged 13.8 during the first two sessions. Along flame thrower Asa Thomas who averaged 13 in the first two sessions. Combo guard Elmarko Jackson leads the way for WE R1, he averaged 15.2, Thomas Haugh the recent Florida commit can score It, he averaged 10.4 and 5.6 Rebounds. West Coast Elite NorCal will feature a trio Ryan Beasley (14.5), Courtney Anderson (12.7), and Jamar Howard (12.8), that were all double figure scorers this spring. Josiah Butler and 6’9 athletic forward William Wharton will look to power the Wisconsin Playground program. Wharton continues to get better and Butler led the team In scoring (12.9).

Group BB

Fresh off a gold medal performance at USA basketball Stephon Castle will lead the Atlanta Xpress into the summer championship and will get some help from nice frontline 6’11 big man Braden Pierce, athletically gifted Daniel Pounds, and 6’10 Trey Thomas, with high motor wings in the backcourt Antoino Baker, Carl Cherenfant (Calvary Christian) and backcourt mates Ashton Pennamon and Jamari Arnold. Chase Henderson and Rylan Smith with be two guys to watch for Nebraska Supreme, Henderson is a level PG and averaged 13.5 and almost 4 assist a game with great vision and speed. Rylan Smith can shoot the ball and at nice clip. Kris Parker and Braylon Jackson will lead Team Breakdown into action, Parker’s octane motor allows him to affect the game on both ends, and can make shots. Jackson can finish plays in traffic and score from inside the paint or out, and can lock down on defense. DTO Elite’s Kaden Brown averaged 24.0 ppg in the first two sessions.

Group CC

Vince Delano, Jahki Gupton, and DJ Fizer will be bringing some heat for the Arizona Select squad. Delano can score it from all over, and loves to get to the paint. Gupton, who is 6’7 could be a difference maker on the defensive end. Fizer is perfect glue guy who makes plays, keeps the ball alive, and excels at scoring downhill on drives. Grand Premier’s Joey Hart averaged 22.1 in the first two sessions of UAA Next, he’s considered one of the top shooting guards in the country and currently holds offers from Illinois State, Miami (Ohio), just to name a few. He will be joined by Jaylen Mullen. Looking for a team that’s gonna make some noise this weekend check out Team Curry and Top 100 Silas Demary who had a breakout NBPA Top 100 camp. Also add 6’11 Riley Allenspach to the mix and Team Curry will be a tough out this weekend. Marcus Denmon Elite will feature Jack Bachelor, and Israel Randle, with a few other guys. Denmon Elite went 8-0 during Rise league play.

Group DD

6’5 wing Jamari McDowell has been one of the biggest stock riser in the Lone Star state this spring earning offers from Texas A&M and Washington State along with TCU, Minnesota and Wake Forest. He will lead Houston Defenders along with Jaylen Beard, Tyshawn Archie, and Jake Pike. Texas Impact will have La’Bree Williams, Dillon Cubit, and Khamani Cooper, looking to bring the championship back to Texas. Nicklas Polonowski led UA Rise’s Breakaway Basketball in scoring averaging 12.9 ppg. Andrew Scharnowski a versatile player who makes plays on both ends will look to continue his stellar plays on both ends. 6’5 Austin Swartz brings his dynamic game to Atlanta this weekend with Team Charlotte, Swartz ability to score anyway he wants makes him very tough to stop. Dallas Gardner tough guard who can score on any drive, and with high rising authority. Team Charlotte will be rolling into Atlanta fresh off a championship in the Lamello Ball Invitational.

Group EE

KC Run GMC’s Parker Friedrichsen returns from NBPA camp and will team with Carey Booth and Grant Stubblefield to help the always tough Kansas City squad made a run at the championship. Team Rio University will look to 6’8 high motor forward Sultan Adewale, to make some noise in the EE bracket. Ian Imegwu, Sebastian Robinson, and David Mager will provide help as Rio tries to make a run. One of the most dangerous teams in UAA championship will be Team Thrill Derik Queen, Michael Williams, and Eli Rice look to wreck havoc in Atlanta this weekend. Three guys who averaged In double figures in the Spring Queen (18.0), Williams (15.4), and Rice (12.1). Hooptown Elite’s Blake Buchanan brings 12.4 ppg, to the UAA circuit from UA Rise. The big man (6’10) committed to Virginia and is a double double waiting to happen.

Group FF

Mikhai Arnold and Marvin Brimage are the players to watch from DC Premier. Alonzo Dodd leads the Grassroots Sizzle in points (12.9). Owen Carlson was second in scoring in the spring session averaging 10.4 ppg. Brandon McCreesh leads the Riverside Hawks in scoring with 11.0 ppg,, Cameron Estevez also averaged double figures in the spring session. West Coast Elite will lean on Zachary Davidson and Rodney Brown for some scoring punch.

Group GG

Canada Elite will be led by Vasean Allette and Efoesa Oliogou, Allete, Allette. Allette averaged 15.8, while Oliogu averaged 11.9. Parker Gerrits will lead Team Stuck, his shot making ability and competitiveness make him a tough player. Along with Tyce Paulson who can do shoot the basketball from all over the floor, this makes a fun team to watch. The Middlesex Magic are a team to watch, led by big JP Eastrella, Michael Loughnane (Davidson), and Ryan Nugent. Estrella performed well enough had the NBPA top 100 camp be named 1st team all Top 100.

Group HH

Blue Cain, will lead his BMaze Elite squad into action this weekend at Lakepoint, Cain has shown his ability to be a excellent set up man, check his assist numbers at NBPA camp (4.5) which was the top after day 2. Cain can also score it too. Look out for Louisiana Elite’s DeCedric “Mo” Webb 6’6 high motor finisher, and shows plenty of versatility on both ends of the floor. Philly Pride will be led by guards Mark Butler and Budd Clark, and 6’’9 Alassane Amadou in the middle who shown the ability to block shots, rebound, and finish plays on the offensive end.

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