The annual Generation Next Tip-Off middle school basketball platform hit the hardwood for its 5th installment this past weekend as NY2LA Sports played host to teams from Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday.  As the dust settled teams from Wisconsin and Illinois took home championship hardware in hotly contested games while a number of talented kids performed at a high level and impressed.  We begin our coverage of this past weekend with a quick look at the championship roll call…

8TH GRADE
CHAMPIONS – MILWAUKEE SPARTANS (WI)
2ND PLACE – IOWA ELITE (IA)
CO-MVP’S – REMON BLAKELY & JOHNTAE MARTIN – MILWAUKEE SPARTANS

7TH GRADE
CHAMPIONS – PLAYGROUND ELITE (WI)
2ND PLACE – WISCONSIN UNITED (WI)
CO-MVP’S – TERRION OLIVER & BRANDIS BOWEN – PLAYGROUND ELITE

6TH GRADE
CHAMPIONS – PLAYGROUND ELITE (WI)
2ND PLACE – KESSEL HEAT (IL)
MVP – EZRA STARGELL – PLAYGROUND ELITE

5TH GRADE
CHAMPIONS – ILLINOIS RISING STARS (IL)
2ND PLACE – ILLINIOS SPEED BLUE (IL)
MVP – KANYE SMITH – IL RISING STARS RED

4TH GRADE
CHAMPIONS – RAY ALLEN SELECT (WI)
2ND PLACE – IOWA ELITE (IA)
MVP – JACK RILEY – RAY ALLEN SELECT

Stay tuned to GENERATIONNEXTBASKETBALL.COM for complete coverage of the 2014 Generation Next Tip-Off this week…