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Magic happens for EAB to claim the 17U Black Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions title

15, May 2022

Magic happens for EAB to claim the 17U Black Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions title

SUWANEE, GA - To win the historic Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, sometimes you just need to mix talent with magic at the right time and the right place. For EAB, that happened twice on Sunday at Suwanee Sports Academy in the 17 and under Orange bracket of the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.

Eddie Ricks, for the second time on Championship Sunday, hit the game-winner for EAB in overtime to get the 71-70 win over Florida PRO. This event requires a little bit of the special stuff. Ricks certainly had it.

He hit the buzzer-beater in the final seconds to help his team hoist the trophy on Sunday afternoon. Ricks was magical in the semi-final in a win over the Atlanta All-Stars and hit the game-winner to advance his club.

Ricks finished with 12 points in the title game. He had good balance around him in the championship game. Guard Dallas Roberts capped off a strong weekend with a team-high 17 points. Jarred Hall had 14 points while Chip Brunt added 11 and Somto Cyril powered home 10 points.

For Florida PRO, it was another strong finish to a competitive weekend. Jaiden Miller led the way with 17 points. He’s put together a string of big games in the spring in the clutch.

De’Shayne Montgomery  and Johnny Papadakas each scored 16 points while Mike Bradley added 14 points.

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