The inaugural Generation Next Basketball Association tipped this past spring and while the championships wrapped early last month, the post-season awards and festivities started yesterday with the release of the 5th grade GNBA All-Star Selections.  Today we continue dishing out the accolades with the release of the 6th grade GNBA All-Star Selections.  The GNBA 5th and 6th grade All-Star weekend will tip off on Friday August 1, 2014 with the 2014 GNBA All-Star Games for the 5th and 6th graders and it will be followed by the Junior Generation Next Camp for 5th and 6th graders on August 2-3, 2014.  

SEE ALSO
2014 GNBA 5TH GRADE ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
2014 GNBA 6TH GRADE ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
2014 GNBA 7TH GRADE ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
2014 GNBA 8TH GRADE ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Here’s a look at the 2014 6th grade GNBA All-Star Selections…

2014 GNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE 6TH GRADE ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
Donovan Billings – F/C – Wisconsin United
Powered his team to an undefeated mark and the 2014 GNBA 6th grade championship with a scintillating performance in early June.  During the regular season he ranked in the GNBA top 10 league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, FG PCT., and Rebounding categories.  A dominant physical talent, Billings was unstoppable at times as his 31 point 26 rebound performance in the GNBA championship game will attest to.

Reece Beekman – PG – Wisconsin United
An excellent young floor leader, Beekman paired with Billings to form a strong 1-2 punch all season long and during the GNBA championships Beekman was at his best with a number of high level floor performances including an 18 point 3 rebound 2 assist effort in a semi-final win over Net Gain Sports and a 12 point 7 assist 3 rebound 3 steal effort in the championship win over Nebraska Hoops Elite.  Beekman ranked in the GNBA top 10 in assists and steals.  

Declan Ciurlik – F – Wisconsin Shooters
A talented young player who averaged 12 points a game, 9 rebounds per game, and close to 2 assists and 2 steals per contest during the regular season.  Ciurlik was excellent during the GNBA championships as well as he helped the Wisconsin Shooters to a Gold Division 2nd place finish with a number of huge efforts including a 30 point 14 rebound 3 assist 3 steal effort in a Gold Division semi-final victory over the ET12 Buckeyes.  He finished in the top 10 for GNBA regular season league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, and Rebounding categories and was in the top 10 for GNBA Eastern Conference regular season league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, Assists, and Rebounds.  

Jalen Johnson – G – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
One of the bright young talents on the rise in the 2020 class nationally, Johnson was exceptional throughout the GNBA season as he finished among the top 10 for GNBA Eastern Conference regular season league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, Assists, and Blocks.  

Jordan Davis – F – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Another solid talent who excellent during the GNBA season, Davis averaged close to 9 points a game and over 5 rebounds a game during the regular season.  The up and coming young forward elevated his play during the GNBA Championships and delivered consistent performances each game including a 16 points 5 rebound 2 steal effort in a loss to the eventual 2nd place Nebraska Hoops Elite squad.

Jalen Suggs – SG – Team Sizzle
An electric young talent who can score in bunches, Suggs led the GNBA in scoring and Floor Impact.  He ranked in the top 5 for the GNBA league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, Assists, and Steals and led the GNBA Eastern Conference in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, Assists, and Steals during the regular season.  

Terry Lockett – G – Team Sizzle
An excellent perimeter talent who can score, create, and defend, Lockett averaged over 12 points a game and close to 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game while grabbing 4 steals per contest during the regular season.  Lockett ranked in the GNBA top 5 for steals and ranked in the top 5 for GNBA Eastern Conference regular season league leaders in assists and steals.

Sam McGrath – G – RAS
A solid component to a talented and efficient RAS 6th grade team, consistency was the key for McGrath all season long as he helped his team to a 6-2 mark during the regular season and the Gold Championship in early June.  McGrath ranked among the top 10 in the GNBA Eastern Conference in 3 point FG PCT. during the regular season.

Dominic Martinelli – G – Illinois Rising Stars
An excellent young scoring talent, Martinelli was exceptional throughout the league while averaging close to 18 points and 4 rebounds per game during the regular season.  Martinelli was one of the top scorers in the league with consistency and a 17 point 10 rebound performance in the opening game of the GNBA championships was another example of just how solid he was game in and game out.

Mike West – F – Team Ramey
A dominant force for a solid Team Ramey squad, West averaged over 11 points a game and close to 10 rebounds per game during the regular season.  West ranked in the GNBA top 5 for Floor Impact, Matrix, and Blocks and he was in the top 10 for rebounds per game.  

Caleb Love – G – Team Ramey
A strong talented guard, Love averaged close to 15 points per game along with 4 rebounds and over 2 assists per game during the regular season.  During the regular season Love ranked in the top 10 for GNBA Eastern Conference leaders in Floor Impact, Assists, and Steals.

Darius Burford – G – ET12 Buckeyes
Burford elevated his play as the league rolled along and he saved his best for last with an electric performance for the ET12 Buckeyes in the GNBA Championships.  The talented guard scored at will game in and game out and delivered a 35 point effort on 15-24 shooting from the field in a loss to the eventual Gold Division 2nd place Wisconsin Shooters.

Alternates – Richard Bradley (Wisconsin United), Javeon Tolliver (Wisconsin United), Kayleb Naylor (Future Elite), Noah Dahman (Wisconsin Playground Warriors), Dylan Webb (Kessel Heat)

 

2014 GNBA WESTERN CONFERENCE 6TH GRADE ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
Maxwell Polk – G – Nebraska Hoops Elite

A solid perimeter talent with skill and instincts, Polk delivered with consistency throughout the league and was among the GNBA league leaders in Floor Impact and Scoring while scoring close to 18 points per game, grabbing close to 4 rebounds per game, and collecting a little over 2 steals per game during the regular season.

Jakobe Coles – F – Nebraska Hoops Elite
Helped the Nebraska Hoops Elite to a GNBA 2nd place finish and ranked among the GNBA regular season league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, FG PCT., Assists, Blocks, and A/TO Ratio.  Finished with 29 points 9 rebounds 2 assists and 5 steals in the championship game loss to Wisconsin United.

David Moreano – F – Nebraska Hoops Elite
Another solid forward talent who brought effort and production to the court throughout the season, Moreano ranked in the top 5 of GNBA regular season leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, Assists, 3pt FG PCT., Rebounds, and A/TO Ratio while leading in both the Matrix and Assists categories.  A do it all forward, Moreano gave evidence of that once again with a 13 point, 4 rebound, 3 assist, 6 steal effort in a victory over the WI Playground Warriors at the GNBA Championships.

Latrell Wrightsell Jr. – G – Nebraska Hoops Elite
A high level scoring talent who made things happen on the defensive end of the court, Wrightsell was a huge part of the Nebraska Hoops Elite run to the championship game.  He led the GNBA in steals per game during the regular season and also ranked among the GNBA top 10 in scoring and assists.  During Eastern Conference play Wrightsell ranked in the top 10 in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, FG PCT., 3pt FG PCT., Assists, Steals, and A/TO Ratio.

Austin Andrews – C – Net Gain Sports
A talented interior prospect, Andrews averaged a near double double during the regular season at 10.6 PPG and 9.9 rebounds per game.  He ranked in the GNBA top 10 in Matrix, FG PCT., Blocks, and Rebounds.  During the GNBA Championships he put that on display in helping his team to a final four run including a 16 point 17 rebound 3 assist effort in a loss to the eventual champions from Wisconsin United.

Caleb Druvenga – G – Net Gain Sports
Druvenga was stellar during the regular season as he scored over 13 points per game, grabbed close to 3 rebounds per contest, dished out a couple assists and grabbed almost 2 steals per game.  Ranked in the GNBA top 10 in scoring and during Western Conference play he was among the league leaders in Floor Impact, Scoring, Assists, and Steals. 

Drake Dobbs – G – Net Gain Sports
A solid floor talent who averaged 11 points per game, 4 rebounds per game, and 3 steals per contest during the regular season, Dobbs elevated his play during the GNBA Championships and finished with 21 points 3 rebounds 4 assists and 6 steals in a semi-final loss to the eventual champions from Wisconsin United.  Ranked in the GNBA top 10 in steals and ranked in the top 10 for Western Conference teams in Floor Impact, Scoring, Assists, and Steals.  

Jai Mukraj – C – Kingdom Hoops Elite
Averaged a double double of 12 points and 11 rebounds per game during the regular season.  Ranked in the GNBA top 10 in Floor Impact, Matrix, FG PCT., Blocks, and Rebounds while leading the league in rebounds per game.  Was consistently dominant game in and game out during the GNBA Championships including a 25 points 19 rebound 3 block effort in a win over the ET12 Buckeyes.

Bowen Born – PG – Kingdom Hoops Elite
A solid young perimeter talent that averaged 12 points per game and close to 3 rebounds and 3 assists per contest during the regular season.  Born was solid during Western Conference play and elevated his game during the GNBA Championships with a number of huge performances including a 27 point 5 assist 7 steal 2 rebound performance in a win over the ET12 Buckeyes.  

Jaden Moore – F – KC PowerGroup
Helped power a solid KC PowerGroup squad to the Silver Division Championship.  Averaged close to 13 points and over 9 rebounds per game during the regular season.  During the Western Conference regular season he was among the league leaders in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, and Rebounding per game.

Miekyah Thomas – G – KC PowerGroup
Averaged close to 8 points and almost 5 rebounds per game  while kicking out close to 2 assists and grabbed 2 steals per contest during the regular season.  Thomas produced on both ends and saved his best performance for the Silver Division championship game where he finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.

Treyton Hurt – SF – Iowa Barnstormers
Hurt averaged 11 points per game and close to 9 rebounds per game during the regular season while ranking among the top 10 during Western Conference play in Floor Impact, Matrix, Scoring, 3pt FG PCT., and Rebounds.  Hurt contributed with and without the basketball in solid fashion as his 7 point, 6 rebound, 5 assist, 6 steal effort in an opening night GNBA Championships win over RAS would attest to.  

Alternates – Dawson Garcia (Net Gain Sports), A.J. Coons (Iowa Barnstormers), Calvin Harris (Iowa Barnstormers), Amani Glosson (Milwaukee Spartans), Kobe Johnson (KC PowerGroup)

CLICK HERE for more information on the Junior Generation Next Camp August 2-3, 2014.  Remember that all GNBA participants receive the GNBA registration discount to the camp so please ask your coach about it.

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