Day 4 ended a great tournament run for the Idaho Select teams, as three teams now prepare for the Best of the Summer tournament in L.A.
Idaho Select Black (17U) started their first game with a strong win over the Arizona Sting, 61-57 to advance to the Gold Bracket Sweet 16. A great game, Black battled back from an 11 point deficit and tied the game with 5:00 minutes to go. From there it was . . . → Read More: Day 4 brings adidas Super 64 to a close
All four Idaho Select teams remain alive at the adidas Super 64 moving into Day 4 of the tournament.
Idaho Select Black (17U) ended their day with a 94-83 win over Utah’s The Factory. One of the better games of the tournament, both teams showed the dozens of college coaches in attendance that their rosters each have multiple Division I and Division II players. Riley Bradshaw scored 29 while Joey Nebeker added 25.
The White . . . → Read More: Day 3 of adidas Super 64 – Staying Alive
With pool play complete for the 17U division, bracket play begins today for the adidas Super 64. The White team finished second in their pool, Black finished third so both teams qualify for the Gold bracket. While White got an automatic birth, Black needed to win a play-in game to make it in to the field of 64.
Their play-in game was against the Dallas Mustangs. It was their second straight game against a Texas . . . → Read More: Black gets big win over Dallas Mustangs [mid-day report]
Day 2 in Las Vegas wrapped up with Idaho Select Black losing a hard fought game against Texas Select. It was a rebound game of sorts, showing improvement from their day’s first game.
The Black team (17U) lost their first game of the day to Connecticut’s Aim High, 70-63. Black started out fast but quickly cooled off, giving Aim High momentum and a run that extended to an 18 point lead. The guys fought back . . . → Read More: Pool play finishes for Black and White, going well for Red and Green
Day 1 opened well for Idaho Select teams. All four teams had a game each, winning 3 out of 4.
Idaho Select Black was impressive in their win over Colorado’s Force, 65-58. They opened strong and withstood several runs by the Force. Rebounding turned out to be the key factor down the stretch as the Idaho players got extra opportunities on the majority of Force misses. Sean McCarthy led all scorers with 22 and Joey . . . → Read More: Strong Day 1 for Idaho Teams
Idaho Select Black Schedule Friday, July 22 – 6:00pm vs. The Force (CO) (Idaho Select 65, Force 58) Saturday, July 23 – 10:40am vs. Aim High (CT) (Idaho Select 63, Aim High 70) Saturday, July 23 – 9:00pm vs. Texas Select (TX) (Idaho Select 57, Texas 65) Sunday, July 24 – 9:00am vs. Dallas Mustangs (TX) (Idaho Select 67, Mustangs 55) Sunday, July 24 – 9:00pm vs. The Factory (UT) (Idaho Select 94, The Factory . . . → Read More: Idaho Select Schedules in Las Vegas adidas Super 64
For college coaches, Las Vegas is the center of the universe – at least from July 22-26. For club teams it is the peak of the summer with nearly 1,000 teams converging in the city.
Las Vegas has owned the start of the second 10 day recruiting period in July for years. And while some tournaments have come and gone, the lure of Vegas still draws the biggest turn out of any time of year . . . → Read More: Nearly 1,000 teams hit Vegas this week
The first Idaho Select tournament of the summer has finished up and what a great success! While all of the teams played hard in NW Premier Showcase (near Seattle) and found their own level of success, it was a break out tourney for the White team. The 17U team, coached by Colby Blaine, went 7-0 on their way to winning the Gold championship.
The constant amongst the White team and all the teams was toughness. . . . → Read More: The right way, the tough way
As the Idaho Select teams start their summer tour in Seattle this weekend, we prepare for the tournaments as we have for the last decade. We’ve tweaked some things over the years, of course, and added a few bits and pieces here and there. But as practice moved on the last couple of days, it occurred that some things never change.
It seems like basketball clubs are like people. People, at some point, are who . . . → Read More: Setting ourselves apart