Magic Invite 17U Preview

This is the 3rd in a 3 part series on this weekend's 3rd Annual MN Magic Invitational at Bloomington Jefferson. Here I take a look at the 17U part of the event.

Read about the 16U part of the event here.
Read about the 15U part of the event here.

Pool A: MN Glory, MN Comets Stars, 94 Ft of Game, Magic-Christenson
Pool B: Magic-Brown, MN Fury, MN Comets Metro, Big Game Sports
Pool C: MN Comets Elite, Team Racine, Magic Westside, WI Force
Pool D: WI Gym Rats, Magic-Robertson, MN Redhawks, MN Comets North
Pool E: Tosa Bandits, MN Select, Old Skool, MN Comets High Pressure

Noticeably absent is the Magic-Culp squad which is playing in the King James event this 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.

  • Pool A: 7:30 and 8:45 PM Friday, 12:30, 4:15 Saturday
  • Pool B: 7:30 and 8:45 PM Friday, 12:30, 4:15 Saturday
  • Pool C: 10 AM, 1:45, 5:30 Saturday
  • Pool D: 8:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 4:15 PM Saturday
  • Pool E: 11:15 AM, 3:00 PM, 6:45 PM Saturday
Most of these games are on Courts 1 and 2 with some on courts 3 and 4.

Playoffs (Sunday unless noted):

  • Play-In games 8 PM Saturday (Courts 1-2)
  • Quarterfinals 10 AM (Courts 1-4)
  • Consolation games: 1:45 (Courts 1,2,5), 3:00 (Courts 4-5)
  • Semifinals: 12:30 PM (Courts 1 and 2)
  • Championship 3:00 PM (Court 1)
Teams I'd Watch:
  • MN Glory, Pool A
  • Magic-Brown, Pool B
  • MN Comets Elite, Pool C
  • Magic-Robertson, Pool D
  • Tosa Bandits (read preview here), Pool E
Players I'd Watch:
  • Charlie Baker, Joe Conway, Josh Figini, Matt Zager, Zak Mathison - MN Glory
  • Braden Johnson, Grant Spark - MN Comets Stars
  • Alex Wheeler - Magic Christenson
  • Will DeBerg, Billy Giddings, Jack Gavin, Ethan Wragge - Magic Brown
  • Tom Anderson, Ellis Libby - MN Fury
  • Nick Erdich - MN Comets Metro
  • Nate Wolters - MN Comets Elite
  • Trent Davis, Avery Duncan, Shaun Jensen, Carlos Emory, Caleb Palkert - Magic Robertson
  • Antonio Wigfall, David Weber - Magic Westside
  • Keondre Gholston, Eric Neal, Isaiah Ward, Javar Lawson and Jarvis Lawson- Tosa Bandits
Pool Games I'd Watch:
  • 7:30 PM Friday Court 1 has MN Glory vs Magic-Christenson, Court 2 has Magic-Brown vs Big Game Sports. Nothing else going on so a good chance to see a top 17U team.
  • MN Glory vs MN Comets Starts 12:30 Sat Court 4
  • Magic-Brown vs MN Fury, 1:45 Sat Court 2
  • Tosa Bandits vs MN Select 6:45 Sat Court 1
  • Projected 10 AM Sunday quarterfinal with Magic-Robertson vs Tosa Bandits
  • Projected 12:30 Sunday semifinal with Tosa Bandits vs MN Glory
Championship prediction: Magic-Brown vs Tosa Bandits

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