SUWANEE – One word can best describe the 17U championship of the Norman Parker Elite Showcase: dominating.

SUWANEE – A viper is defined as a venomous snake that normally keeps to itself. However, when they strike it is quick and most people do not realize they have been bitten by them until it is too late.

SUWANEE – Playing on championship Sunday is becoming normal for the North Georgia Elite 13U team.

SUWANEE – Atlanta Rockafellas has a frontline which could be the envy of most high school age teams. This team is not in high school, just yet, but they are setting the foundation and building on the future playing an age group up.

SUWANEE – The Final Four isn't the only tournament in town this weekend.  Many of the country's best high school travel teams elected to play their first travel team tournament this weekend and many of them found themselves playing within 25 miles of the Georgia Dome (this year's site for the Final Four).  The Norman Parker Elite Showcase at Suwanee Sports Academy certainly had a number of aspiring players hoping to make it to the Final Four one day themselves. 

With the attention of the college basketball world focused on Atlanta this week for the Final Four, we thought it was a good time to make some announcements about and Suwanee Sports Academy.

What's changing? A lot actually. Let's start with Clearly the website you're reading now has changed. And changed a lot. We hope you like. We do.

SUWANEE – Daniel Giddens is a standout player in the state, who has gained some recognition around the country with the work he puts in while playing for Game Elite or other individual showcase camps.

DACULA – Atlanta Elite is playing with a chipping on its shoulder they refuse to let go of any time soon. This first year program is looking to get some respect with teams and have started to do just that after the 4th grade HoopSeen Shootout Championship when the Elite beat Team Threat 42-36 on Sunday at Dacula High School.

DACULA – The future is here – literally. Team Future is a new team looking to make its name on the travel circuit just before they all embark into the high school season next year. For the teams first tournament, they showed it is looking to make some noise this summer.

DACULA – Being the best means that everyone is going to come after you. This is what the Reach Higher Kings 6th grade team will experience this travel season. However, based on the way they handled the challenges set forth against them during the HoopSeen Shootout this weekend, the Kings are not going to back down from anyone.

DACULA – All weekend the road to the finals looked like the Grizzlies and the DeKalb Heat were headed to meet each other and they did. Both teams found themselves meeting again with the Heat imposing its will in a 72-60 win over the Grizzlies on Sunday at Dacula High School.

SUWANEE – The biggest upset of the post-season took place during the Region 7-AAAAAA when Meadowcreek’s Terrance Snelling hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. North Gwinnett was heavily favored and the fourth-ranked team in Class AAAAAA. So instead of preparing for the Road to Macon, the Bulldogs watched the Mustangs earned one of the four state-playoff berths from the region.


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.


SUWANEE – When the Wellington Wolvesmade the decision to play in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of “Future” Champions tournament they were looking to measure their skills against teams outside of Florida.


SUWANEE – The 17U finals of the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions had one team known across the country while the other is barely recognized around their own state.


SUWANEE – Heat Check entered Bob Gibbons Tournament of “Future” Champions on a mission, which was to win the 14U title. They didn’t hope it would happen, Heat Check predicted it would happen.


SUWANEE – Whenever the Florida Rams enter a tournament throughout the summer they are the marquee name. They have all the multi-star players, who pepper the national rankings and the sneaker sponsorship, which garners some envy. Teams are always looking for ways to penetrate the mystique of the Rams that is until Saturday.


SUWANEE – Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions was not in its normal venues. It was not even in the same state. For the first time in 18 years, Gibbon’s TOC was being held outside of North Carolina.


SUWANEE – The alumni list associated with Bob Gibbon’s Tournament of Champions tournament is a who’s who of basketball. It does not matter if your favorite college basketball program did not recruit the player that was a thorn in your programs hide, you can rest assure they were seen at Gibbons.


SUWANEE – Heat Check basketball is not tiptoeing into the national spotlight. They are making a splash and knocking out the competition.

This program is no longer up and coming it has arrived onto the national scene on a mission. The goal is to win an AAU national championship but in order to do so Heat Check must prepare itself to do so.