MN AAU Seeding Tournament Preview

Brackets for the Minnesota AAU Seeding tournament this weekend at Champlin Park have been released.

MN Comets vs Magic-Crawford, winner to play MN Magic Elite
Team Minnesota vs Magic-Wolfe
MN Glory vs Old Skool, winner to play 43 Hoops (I'm assuming this is their top 15U team)
MN Fury vs Central Flyers

43 Hoops vs Magic Elite is my projected final and should be a really fun showcase of young kids. Give me 43 Hoops to win it. 15U Final is at 12:40 on Sunday. (Czar's Note 5/8/08, this does not appear to be the top 43 Hoops team so I amend my prediction to MN Glory)

4 pools, but noticeably absent are the TNL Express

Pool A: MN Magic Elite, MN Fury North, MN Panthers, MN Magic-Blake
Pool B: MN Fury South, MN Select, MSB Roadrunners, Elk River Heat
Pool C: Mpls Redhawks, MN Comets Elite, Rochester Shock, MN Comets 2
Pool D: Magic-Phillips, MN Xplosion, MN Glory, Wear Out the Net

(Czar's Note 5/7/08, I got the 17U Comets Elite and 16U Comets Elite confused, I've updated the paragraph below to reflect this)

I'll take Magic Elite, MN Fury South, Comets Elite and Magic Phillips to win the pools. I'd like to see a rematch of MN Fury South vs Magic Elite. Remember that Fury South beat Magic Elite in the Magic Invite Quarters 2 weeks ago. 16U Final is at 12:40 on Sunday. I'd also like to see Magic Elite get another shot at the Comets Elite as I think those are the 2 best teams.

4 pools

Pool A: MN Glory, Magic-Robertson, WC Assault (19U), BC Blazers (19U)
Pool B: MN Fury, Old Skool, MN Comets Metro
Pool C: MN Select-Kruger, Magic Westside, MN Comets Stars
Pool D: Magic Superfriends, MN Comets North, MN Select-DeKok

Its a shame Glory and Robertson got put together as these are far and away the best 2 teams I'm aware of. MN Fury and the 2 MN Select squads win the other pools. But it should come down to a pool rematch between MN Glory and Magic-Robertson for the title. Lots of talk about the Sabes Invite this weekend, but Glory/Robertson is top notch local talent going at it. 1st matchup is 9:30 PM Friday, championship game is 11:30 AM on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. TNL had planned not to play and is not playing this weekend do to NON basketball related events. A couple of the kids (Champlin Park players) will be playing with their high school team in the Mississippi River ShootOut on Saturday.


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