Day 2 of the 2016 GNBA Championships carried on from Mequon Homestead High School on Sunday. As the title games grow closer, Jalen Suggs ensured that Team Sizzle would be playing on Monday with a huge effort to push his team to the next round…
A.J. Coons – 8th Grade – G/F – Iowa Barnstormers
Coons carried the Barnstormers against heavy division favorite Team Sizzle and had them leading for a good part of the first half. Despite the loss, Coons had a gutsy effort, pouring in a game-high 21 points against some really good talent on the other side. Coons was excellent from mid-range and in transition, going 9-of-15 from the field. He also added a game-high seven rebounds, three steals, and an assist on Sunday.
Dain Dainja – 8th Grade – F – Net Gain Sports
After an 0-3 finish in pool play, Net Gain Sports is the surprise of the eighth grade division as they advanced to the semifinals. Dainja, a versatile, powerful big man, led the way with 24 points. He was two rebounds (8) shy of a double-double and also recorded two blocks inside. Dainja finished the game 10-of-17 from the field on Sunday.
Jonathon Davis – 8th Grade – G/F – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Davis led the Playground Warriors to a 20-point victory over Team Getshook on Sunday. He scored 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting in the win. Davis got the job done in other areas as well, pulling down eight rebounds and recording five assists as his team rebounded from a loss earlier in the day.
Keyon Joiner – 7th Grade – F – Mac Irvin Fire
Joiner came up big for Mac Irvin Fire in their two-point victory over the Wisconsin Playmakers. He scored a game-high 21 points on 10-of-20 shooting. He also posted a double-double with a game-high 12 rebounds. Joiner had a total of nine offensive rebounds alone on Sunday and also added a steal, an assist, and a block apiece in the win.
Daylan Jones – 7th Grade – F – Kansas Pray & Play
Just about anyone is capable of a big game for Kansas Pray & Play and Sunday morning it was Jones. His team picked up another blowout victory as Jones scored a game-high 16 points in short work. Jones was 6-for-12 from the field and also knocked down a three-pointer. He added a team-best six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block in the win.
Isaac Lindsey – 8th Grade – SG – Wisconsin Swing
One of the best shooters in GNBA, Lindsey was at it again on Sunday. The sharpshooter knocked down seven three-pointers en route to a game-high 25 points as the Wisconsin Swing blew past Future Elite. Lindsey was 9-of-14 from the floor overall. He also added two rebounds, an assist, and a steal in the victory.
Jordan Rice – 7th Grade – G – Quad City Elite
Rice went for a game-high 20 points as Quad City Elite raced past the Wisconsin Swing on Sunday. Rice was an efficient 8-for-11 shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. He also added three rebounds, two steals, and an assist in what turned into a blowout victory for Quad City Elite.
Phillip Russell – 8th Grade – G – Team Ramey Nettles
Russell was nearly able to lead Team Ramey to a win over Team 1 Tyus Sunday night. Russell dropped a game-high 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting. He was also 7-of-8 from the free throw line and hand an assist during the loss.
Anthony Sayles – 7th Grade – G – All-In Athletics
Sayles is having a big weekend at the GNBA Championships and All-In Athletics reaped the benefits once again. Sayles led his team to a double-digit win over George Hill Rising Stars by way of 25 points. Sayles was 12-for-17 shooting and also grabbed seven rebounds. He contributed across the board on Sunday, dishing out five assists and recording two steals and a block.
Cam Steele – 8th Grade – F – Minnesota Basketball Academy
Steele had a nice all-around effort in a win over the Milwaukee Spartans Sunday afternoon. A forward who can handle the ball in transition and makes plays for himself and others, Steele scored a team-high 20 points in the win. He was 8-of-11 from the floor and also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out two assists.
Jamari Sibley – 8th Grade – F – Wisconsin United
An intriguing prospect to watch in the coming years, Sibley led Wisconsin United to a big win over the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. A long, athletic forward that can play inside and out, Sibley scored a game-high 19 points on Sunday. He was 7-of-12 from the field and also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. Sibley was perhaps most impressive on the defensive end, playing well on the perimeter and shutting down some very good guards for the opposition.
Jalen Suggs – 8th Grade – SG – Team Sizzle
Suggs saved his best for last on Sunday as he had a huge performance to push Team Sizzle to the title game. The touted shooting guard went off for a game-high 31 points on 11-of-22 shooting in the semifinals. Always contributing across the board, Suggs also had four rebounds, three assists, and two steals Sunday night.
Kody Williams – 7th Grade – G – Team 1 Tyus
Williams helped Team 1 Tyus advance with a win over Kessel Hear Black. He dropped a game-high 21 points, but also contributed in an array of areas on Sunday. Williams had four rebounds, three assists, three steals, and a block from the guard position. He finished the game 9-for-14 shooting, including three triples.
Ezra Brown – 5th Grade – G – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Brown led the Playground Warriors to a nine-point victory over the Wisconsin Playground Warriors on Sunday. He scored a game-high 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Brown knocked down two of his four attempts from three-point range and also added five rebounds, two assists, and two steals to his stat line.
Katino Brown – 5th Grade – F - Playground Elite
Brown and Playground Elite made short work of the Milwaukee Rebels to open things up on Sunday. In limited duty, Brown scored a game-high 18 points, more than the entire Rebels team combined (16). Brown was a cool 9-of-11 from the field and also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. He added one assist and one steal during Sunday’s victory. Brown followed that performance up with 26 points on 13-of-14 shooting in a win over Iowa Elite. He also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in that one.
Troyvary Cavil – 5th Grade – G – Iowa Elite
Cavil and Iowa Elite dropped Kessel Heat Black in Sunday’s opener. Cavil went off for a game-high 28 points in that one. He was 10-of-16 from the field and almost refused to miss from three-point range, making six of his eight attempts from beyond the arc. Cavil also had four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in what turned out to be a 20-point victory for Iowa Elite.
Kamren Craft – 6th Grade – F – Mac Irvin Fire
Craft led Mac Irvin Fire to a win over Team 1 Tyus Sunday afternoon. He torched the nets, only missing one shot from the field en route to a game-high 22 points. Craft was a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range and 7-of-8 shooting overall. He also grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists in a very strong outing.
Josiah Dotzler – 5th Grade – G – OSA Crusaders
Dotzler and the OSA Crusaders earned a 20-point victory over the Wisconsin Playground Warriors Sunday night. He led the way with a game-high 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Dotzler also helped control the boards with eight rebounds. He added two steals as well in the win.
Jake Hamilton – 5th Grade – C – Springfield Predators
Once again, Hamilton had a huge effort, this time helping the Predators race past Hoop Avenues. Hamilton nearly had a double-double with 24 points and nine rebounds. A big man who can score inside and out, Hamilton was 9-of-14 from the field and also knocked down a three-pointer. He also had four steals and two assists during Sunday’s victory.
Javaughn Hannah – 6th Grade – F – Ray Allen Select
Hannah had a very strong all-around effort on Sunday. In a win over Hoop Avenues, Hannah dropped a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, both game highs. Hannah also came relatively close to a triple-double, dishing out six assists for Ray Allen Select. He finished the game 8-of-11 from the field in the victory.
Brandon Hoban – 6th Grade – G – Team 1 Tyus
Continuing to put up big numbers this spring, Hoban had a team-high 21 points on Sunday. In a close loss to Mac Irvin Fire, Hoban was 8-of-13 from the field and also 3-for-5 from three-point range. He also dished out two assists, grabbed two rebounds, and had a steal and a block apiece in the loss.
Trejuan Holloman – 6th Grade – G/F – Minnesota Heat
Holloman and the Minnesota Heat made quick work of the Wisconsin Playmakers on Sunday. In limited duty, Holloman scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He was perfect from downtown, connecting on all three attempts from beyond the arc as well. Holloman also added a game-high five rebounds and a steal to his stat line.
Zach Howell – 6th Grade – G/F – Yanders Law
Howell was huge for Yanders Law, who knocked off Net Gain Sports Sunday morning. Making 10 of his 19 shots from the field, Howell exploded for a game-high 33 points. Howell also killed the opposition at the free throw line, making 11 of his 12 attempts. He added four rebounds and four steals in the victory.
Kaden Smith – 6th Grade – F – Illinois Irish Elite
Despite a loss to the Wisconsin Shooters, Smith had a double-double on Saturday. He scored a game-high 16 points and also pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds for the Illinois Irish. Smith was 7-of-9 from the field and also knocked down a three-pointer. He also contributed two steals and an assist in the loss.
Prentice Young – 5th Grade – F – Wisconsin United
Young and Wisconsin got past the Milwaukee Rebels Sunday afternoon. Putting together another big performance, Young nearly outscored the opposition by himself. He scored a game-high 22 points on an impressive 10-of-11 shooting. His game-high 12 rebounds, including eight offensive, gave him a double-double. He also had two steals and a block for Wisconsin United.