Magic Invite 16U Preview

This is the 2nd in a 3 part series on this weekend's 3rd Annual MN Magic Invitational at Bloomington Jefferson. Here I take a look at the 16U part of the event. Read about the 15U part of the event here.

Pool G: Magic Elite, Comets Elite, 94 Ft of Game, MN Panthers
Pool H: WI Pirates, MN Select, MN Fury South, MN Magic #4 (not to be confused with Mambo #5)
Pool I: MN Xplosion, MN Fury North, TNL Express, Magic-Blake
Pool J: MN Glory, Magic-Phillips (no Wilson Phillips jokes allowed), Big Game Sports, MN Comets Elite

TNL Express beat MN Fury South to win the MN Comets classic 2 weeks ago. As previously mentioned here, the Magic Elites won the DoublePump tourney in Denver this past weekend.

Pool 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. All of these games are Saturday

  • Pool G: 10 AM, 12:30 and 1:45, 6:45
  • Pool H: 10 AM, 1:45 and 3:00, 6:45 and 8:00
  • Pool I: 11:15 AM, 3:00, 8:00
  • Pool J: 11:15 AM, 4:15 and 5:30, 8:00
Most of these games are on Court 5, with many on courts 3,4 and 6

Sunday Playoffs:

  • Quarterfinals 8:45 AM (Courts 1-4)
  • Consolation games: 12:30 (Courts 5-6), 1:45 (Courts 3-4)
  • Semifinals: 11:15 AM (Courts 1 and 2)
  • Championship 3:00 PM (Court 2)
Teams I'd Watch:
  • Magic Elite, Pool G
  • MN Select and MN Fury South, Pool H
  • TNL Express and MN Fury North, Pool I
  • MN Glory and Magic-Phillips, Pool J
Players I'd Watch:
  • All of the Magic Elite (bias disclosure). See their roster here
  • Aaron Ziman, Keegan Rolenc and John Hertle, MN Select
  • Santano Rosario and Darry Jones, MN Fury South
  • Jay Higgins, Michael Lindberg, Josh Hanson and Austin Rink, MN Fury North
  • Jasper Duberry, Jayson Sewer and Elijah Sabah, TNL Express
  • Peter Sorensen, Magic-Blake
  • Nolan Toft, MN Glory
  • Walter Franklin, Marcus Shaw, Dan Carney and Eric Schmechel, Magic-Phillips
Pool Games I'd Watch:
  • MN Select vs MN Fury South 10 AM Sat Court 5
  • TNL Express vs MN Fury North 11:15 AM Sat Court 3
  • MN Glory vs Magic-Phillips 8 PM Sat Court 7
Championship prediction: Magic Elite vs TNL Express

1 comment:

  1. Tournament Recap:
    TNL Express over Magic Philips 73-69 for the Magic Invitational championship, (Duberry 24, Sewer 16, Sewall 10, Riedeman 11). TNL had defeated Fury South in an exciting double OT game 83-78 in their semi-final game (Duberry 18, Sewer 14, White 14,Zimmermann 18). In the quarter final they knocked off Big Game Sports 67-61 (Duberry 11, Sewer 17). Solid team defensive performances thru out the tournament with Duberry and Sewer putting up numbers.


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