Team NLP defeats Ohio Varsity in tournament final four
AKRON, Ohio - Ohio Varsity lost their first game of the season against Team Next Level Performance of Illinois, 62-42. Next Level was led by rising 2015 big man Evan Boudreaux, who had his way in the post against a relatively undersized OV squad. Ohio Varsity was missing starting forward Teddy Metzen due to bruised ribs, which hurt their inside presence against Boudreaux. Boudreaux, a sophomore at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois, has been catching the eye of scouts and coaches all weekend with his playmaking ability and soft touch around the basket. Team NLP advances to the championship game to square off against Spiece Indy Ice, which takes place Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Akron St.Vincent-St.Mary High School.
King James Shooting Stars blown out by Spiece Indy Ice, 59-38
The host squad sponsored by none other than LeBron James was met with a tough matchup in Spiece Indy Ice. The Indianapolis squad stifled the Shooting Stars offensively, as highly-ranked freshmen Luke Kennard and VJ King were unable to establish a rhythm for the majority of the game. Indy used constant on-ball pressure and a high-tempo transition game to run away with the quarterfinal win. Indy jumped out on the hosts 29-8 in the beginning moments of the first half, highlighted by a stretch of back-to-back slams. In the following round, Spiece erased a two-point halftime deficit by outscoring the New York Gauchos 29-7 in the final 16 minutes. New York point guard Shakir Lindsey, who impressed numerous scouts throughout the weekend, was held scoreless in the second half and finished with just five points.
King James Shooting Stars Classic Championship Game
Team NLP (Chicago, IL) vs. Spiece Indy Ice (Indianapolis, IN)
Sun. April 28, 10:30 a.m.
St. Vincent – St. Mary High School