News and Announcements
Brevard Elite 3rd and 6th grade teams are Champions of the AAU Tampa Super Regional Summerfest Jam Tournament. 4th Grade which played up in the 5th Grade Division, did incredible as well with 2nd place!
The tournament was packed with teams from all over the State of Florida including several tough regional Tampa area teams. Losing a single game could eliminate you from the Championship game which was not to be denied by all 3 of the Brevard Elite teams which entered.
Coach Kwame has led this 3rd grade thru many tough battles and close to the Championship Game on many of those occasions. Yet this time, 3rd grade showed exactly how playing together and becoming a team over a period of time, leads quickly to rewards for all that hard work.
Coach Ben’s 6th grade team also is getting its first taste of Championship victory this week, having finished very close, including a couple 2nd place finishes so far. Again, playing together comes first, winning percentages get higher, and winning follows. Hard work and persistance pays off!
4th Grade has tasted Championship victory before being a two-year team, yet took a big chance this weekend by playing up in the 5th grade division and showed everyone they are contenders at any level, making it to the Championship game and taking home 2nd place.
Congratulations to all these fine teams, coaches, and parents who are all the backbone of Brevard Elite. Brevard County has once again been represented statewide and we are all so very proud. Brevard Elite has clearly become one of the top programs to beat in the State of Florida. We are Proud, We are Strong, We are Brevard Elite!
This past weekend’s 2012 AAU Florida State Championships (even Grades) were especially good to the Brevard Elite organization. All 3 teams played on Sunday (Championship Bracket Day), which is what you want to see as an organization including all 3 being Pool Winners. The 4th grade made it all the way to the Championship Game for losing a tight one to the established Lakeland Fire. We are very proud of the 4th Grade Team (pictured) and their accomplishments which will surely carry them farther in this years AAU Nationals.
Additionally, a big shout out to the 6th and 8th grade teams who went out in the Championship bracket quarter and semi finals. Again, we are very pleased with the overall effort and strength our Brevard Elite teams displayed. Congratualtions to all our Teams and the winners throughtout the State of Florida this weekend.
These young brothers are doing Double Duty!…and Excelling!
For the second consecutive year, the Palm Bay PAL (Police Athletic League) boys basketball team won the State Basketball Championship at a tournament held in New Smyrna Beach last weekend. The boys from the 14 and under division competed with four other teams from around the state to win the title.
Palm Bay’s first game was held on Friday against Pinellas PAL. Palm Bay won 54-43 and advanced to the next round against Ormond Beach PAL defeating them by a score of 54-52. The championship round was held on Saturday with a rematch between Ormond Beach PAL and Palm Bay PAL. Palm Bay PAL won 57-46.
(PHOTO from left to right from back row to front)
Head Coach Richard Stewart, Collin Brown, John Stewart, Najuan Durant, Kai Liburd, Assistant Coach James Irvine, Leslye Brimer (State PAL)
(front row, left to right) Shawnta Price, Jared Mowry, Giovanni Hernandez, Tyler Forde, Keondre Biggs
Atlanta , GA- (per D1Spects editorial) March 30 marks the date for one of the most prolific 8th grade tournaments in travel team history. 10 of the nations top twenty five 8th grade teams will embark upon Atlanta to put their national rankings on the line. This tournament will be one of a kind , the red carpet will be rolled out for these elite teams. Action is set to begin at Atlanta’s Therrell High School , where the elite 16 team field of 8th graders will begin competition.
Elite – “To Become The Best, You Must Play The Best”
Teams besides our own AAU Div1 Florida rival; Miami Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Ambassadors, Amarie Stoudamires E1T1, and Florida Family..the nation’s Top 10 Teams will be attendance including;
No.1 Dunk Dunk Dog Elite (Formerly Louisiana Select Primetime) features an already fierce tandem of Adrian Moore 6’5 WF and Khalea Turner 6’8 PF (#2 ranked player nationally),add Thon Maker 7’0 C (#1 rated player) to the mix and you have possibly the ingredients for one of the greatest travel teams in grassroots history. Dunk Dog Elite culminated a 57-1 record with there only loss coming at the hands of the talented DC Assualt team at the 2011 Maryland Invitational.
No.2 Georgia Stars Black – After a 64 -10 2011 campaign , the Georgia Stars have upgraded at all positions. Added: Ronald Jones 6’5 WF #5 rated player in GA , Antwon Whitehead 6’7 F , and Donovan Brown 6’6 F from Macon , GA . Top Returners : Davion “Tree” Thomas 6’7 #2 Rated player in GA , Aaron Augustin #3 Top 5 point guard in the nation 5 , Jaquan Jones 6’2 G , Milz Tatum PG. The Georgia Stars are a complete team that can play small ball or above the rim
No.5 Karolina Diamonds (formerly CB Spiders) Repeating as 2010 champions proved to be an exhausting feat at the 2011 AAU National championships. The CB Spiders went back into the lab and now they are the new and improved Karolina Diamonds. Even though , the Diamonds are not ranked , they will prove to be the most dangerous team in the tournament. Paced by guards Seven Woods 6’3 SG and Ty Graves 5’9 PG, the athletic Diamonds can pull some rabbits out the hat. Remember the name Kweshaun Parker (The next Dominique Wilkins) and 6’8 F Edrice “Bam” Adebayo.
See All Confirmed Top 16 8th Grade Teams….
The Real BREVARD ELITE! Go Brevard Elite… Brevard County is Very Proud of You All.
One of the Most Prestigious and Competitive AAU Basketball Events this 2012 season is located in Charlotte North Carolina. Hosted by the Charlotte Royals, Carolina Courts, and NC AAU Govenor Sean Kilmartin, this years event will host teams from the basketball rich states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Lousiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida.
This year’s event is SOLD OUT, with as many as 16 teams in each grade division and expected to resolve power rankings of many teams that will be matched up in pre-nationals big game challenges.
Brevard Elite teams will once again make the trip to Charlotte this year in expectation of facing top talented teams and bringing home some recognition to Brevard County. After earning a National bid at last year’s tournament, the 8th grade returns as a notible team in POOL A with a big target and will surely not be able to slip in the back door undetected this year.
Both the 4th Grade and 5th Grade teams are marching into Charlotte this year with plenty to prove and continue the legacy of bringing a piece of deep North Carolina basketball heritage back to Florida. We are very excited and anxious for these players play in and among the nation’s finest players. Speaks great magnitude as to the level of training and commitment these Brevard County young men undergo to face equally great talent. We are behind you guys all the way….GO Brevard County…..
GO Brevard ELITE!