Gibbons: Eric Gordon All-Stars capture two titles

 

SUWANEE – Eric Gordon All-Stars are built around a simple concept. Play fundamental basketball in a quest to win championships while placing players in school. The Indianapolis-based organization brought their brand of basketball to Atlanta looking to continue their goals.

They entered the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions sweeping the 16U and 15U championship on Sunday at Suwanee Sports Academy. The 16U team beat Team SAC for the title, while the 15U team beat the Queen City Thunder.

“It was a good game,” Team SAC coach Ronnie Crutcher said. “The thing that got us was that we were not making shots. They are a fundamentally sound team. They played good basketball.”

Their brand of basketball is the staple of the program and organization. It does not matter what the other team is doing because the Indianapolis program is going to stick with what they do.

What they did most was help get the ball to Samuel Logwood. The 6-foot-6 wing showed his versatility throughout the game with jumpers, dunks and finishing baskets in traffic. This Lawrence North High product was a matchup problem with a high motor securing an offer from IUPUI. His performance helped him earn the Most Valuable Player honors.

Whenever Logwood wasn’t causing problems for the Huntsville, Alabama program teammate Bryant McIntosh helped handle the pressure, while knocking down some shots. The 6-foot-4 Greensburg High product has picked up an offer from Indiana State. Jacob Johnson, a 6-foot-6 combo from Mooresville High, has an offer from Northern Colorado.

“They played fundamental basketball,” New Orleans guard and organization founder Eric Gordon said. “We have some guys that are skilled. We play as a team.”

Gordon, who played in this tournament as a teenager, enjoyed watching his organization display the similar unity he tried to display as a high school baller. However, he has some extra interest in the program and it is not from the standpoint of the founder of the program but as an older brother. His younger brother Eron plays for the 15U team.

The youngest Gordon helped the 15U team win the title. He picked up offers from Indiana and Purdue. Teammate Brennan Gillis was named to the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Both players were selected to the All-Tournament team. They were joined by Queen City teammates Luke Maye and Mike BaezTaylor Majewski of TMP was on the team along with Austin Hicks of the Birmingham Ice Xpress.

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