DC’s BamaJam QuickTakes: Day II
Day two of Bama jam was exciting, and there were so many talented young teams that I could barely decide what game to watch.
One of the best moments was running into teams and seeing players that started their story at last year‘s Hoopseen preview camp, And one of those players happens to be my top performer for Saturday night.
6-foot-1 guard Spence Sims is a tough kind that plays with a chip on his shoulder, every time he steps on the floor, he’s gunning to be the best.
He has a great shot from the three and can also put the ball on the floor, making great plays getting to the basket.
Sims plays with great passion, and with a trip to the championship on the line, he would take over for BCE down the stretch.
He would drop 27 points in a good win over a tough EAB Tennessee squad 60-53. Sims will face off against the dominant force of the Stars UA (rise) squad, which should be one the best matchups as two kids from the preview camp face off.
Game of the Day
Who knew I would find one of the best games of the day against two elite 15u teams, Tri-City Elite and Alabama Fusion, and what a showdown it was.
Both teams jetted off from end to end, trading baskets trying to gain the upper hand, and the defense was just as intense with no team willing to give up an easy basket.
Bryce Dawson, who finished the game with 21 points had everything clicking Tri-City, he was attacking the lane constantly and kept the Alabama Fusion on their toes every time he got the ball.
But with multiple guys putting up double figures, the Fusion would be too much in the second half, pulling away with a 76-70 win for a spot in the 15u orange bracket championship.
To get there they face one more challenge by taking on All-Alabama, another team that’s been rocking this weekend.
Salim London was the young gun of the evening, dropping an amazing 25 points and his shooting was simply spectacular as he knocked down five threes.
Caleb Wilson and JMicah Fairley both added some big-time buckets putting up 15 points apiece. And Jacoby Whitted added with 14pts being another big that was too much to handle around the post.