Magic Invite 15U Preview

This is the 1st in a 3 part series on this weekend's 3rd Annual MN Magic Invitational at Bloomington Jefferson and Olson Middle School. We start with a look at the 15U part of the event.

Teams
Pool L: Magic Elite, 43 Hoops, WI Southern Swish, MN Bulldogs
Pool M: MN Heat, Madison Spartans, MN Suns, Old Skool
Pool N: WI Playmakers, MN Wrath, MN Comets, Magic-Crawford
Pool O: WI Swing, MN Fury, Central MN Flyers, Magic-Wolfe

Schedule: 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 in 1st game, 2 vs 4 and 1 vs 3 in 2nd game, 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 4 in 3rd game.
  • Pool L: 6:15 PM Friday, 8:45 and 10 AM, 4:15 Sat
  • Pool M: 8:45, 12:30+1:45, 5:30 Saturday
  • Pool N: 8:45 PM Friday, 11:15 and 12:30, 4:15 Saturday
  • Pool O: 8:45, 3:00, 6:45 Saturday
Most of these games are on Courts 6 and 7

Sunday Playoffs:

  • Quarterfinals 8:45 and 10 AM (Courts 5 and 6)
  • Consolation games: 11:15 (Courts 3-6)
  • Semifinals: 12:30 PM (Courts 3 and 4)
  • Championship 3:00 PM (Court 3)
Teams I'd Watch:
  • Magic Elite and 43 Hoops, Pool L
  • Madison Spartans (preview here) and MN Heat, Pool M
  • MN Comets, Pool N
  • MN Fury, Pool O
Players I'd Watch:
  • Jonah Travis, Ethan Petrill, Eric Robertson, Kyle Noreen: Magic Elite
  • TBD, 43 Hoops. I know there are good players worth watching here but I can't find their roster.
  • Drew and Luke Preiner, MN Heat
  • Alex Cole, Magic-Crawford
  • Miles Chamberlain and Tre Burnett, Madison Spartans
Pool Games I'd Watch:
  • 43 Hoops vs WI Southern Swish OR Magic Elite vs MN Bulldogs, 6:15 PM Friday Courts 1 and 2 (no other games going on at that time)
  • Magic Elite vs 43 Hoops, 4:15 Saturday at Olson Middle School Court 9
  • MN Heat vs Madison Spartans, 5:30 Saturday Court 7
Championship prediction: Madison Spartans vs Magic Elite

4 comments:

  1. Czar...
    Don't sleep on the SW Wisconsin Swish. They have made very deep runs in the two tourneys they have played in. They also have the number 9 ranked freshman from Wisconsin on their team; Bryan Tordoff, Monroe. My Guess would be that they are top 4 team in the 15u portion of the tourney...

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  2. Thanks for the info coach. Monroe has been a AAA (D2 in WI) power the last 2 years and I've seen this Tordoff name. It'd be nice to see him play.

    BTW, I haven't received an invite to your practice as you had previously offered. I'm still up to it if you are. How did your 15 Elites do last weekend? I seem to recall they were playing up a level in the ECI event.

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  3. We lost to the dakota schoolers by 8 after being up by 4 at halftime.... i think they won the championship. we finshed the weekend being 2-1...

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  4. I'm also going to add in the WI Playmakers squad in Pool N. They have 2 of the top 25 Frosh in WI, 6'4 Paul Jesperson of Merrill (#15) and 6'1 Connor Olejniczak of Thorp (#24). Their site doesn't say they're here but with the pool slots and ??? in their schedule, I think I have this right.

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