2009 Pump N Run Showcase 16U Preview

Here's what I'm watching in the 16U division of this weekend Pump N Run Showcase

Pool A - The 2nd MN Heat squad and the Iowa Barnstormers are here. Pay attention to 6'5 guard Josh Oglesby of the Barnstormers in this pool. Read what NY2LA Sports said about him in February.

Pool B - This is Pump N Run's pool. The Fury Blue squad is here as well with TJ Gist and Savaughn Jordan

Pool C - The other Iowa Mavericks squad is here with a Grassroots and EOTO team. Very little know about this pool

Pool D - TC Elite, PRIDE and Wear Out The Net are here. Brandon Siefert gives WOTN a nice guard and they have size with the lanky Otto Pfefferle and improved Spencer Pankonin in the middle. If Max Watts is with them and not Pulley this adds to the bunch.

Pool E - This pool brings us a dynamite (and unfortunate) pairing of the Heat Elite (Preiner Twins, Rob Daul, Riley West) against a very good Wisconsin Playmakers team. That game could be the top pool game out of any the 17U or 16U pools. 6'6 wing Paul Jesperson is one of the top players in 2011 in Wisconsin (#7) and Connor Miller out of Eau Claire Regis is ranked #22. Wing Connor Olejniczak is one to watch as well. Add in some size on the front line and they will be a force here. Read a preview of the Playmakers team here.

Pool F - Another tough Wisconsin team makes an appearance, that's the Madison Spartans (preview here). Nimrod Hilliard came out of the blue for Madison East this year and he's now #16 in Wisconsin. Add in a pair of talented wings, Miles Chamberlain and Tre Burnette, from traditional powerhouse Madison Memorial and this club will be a tough out as well.

Here we go with the predictions

Round of 16
IA Barnstormers over TC Elite
MSB over Grassroots
Wear Out The Net over Big Game Sports
WI Playmakers over IA Mavs Blue
Pump N Run over Fury Gold
Heat Elite over PRIDE
IA Mavs Black over Fury Blue
Madison Spartans over Heat Black

Quarterfinals (10:50 AM Sunday)
IA Barnstormers over MSB
WI Playmakers over WOTN
Pump N Run over Heat Elite
Madison Spartans over IA Mavs Black

Semifinals (1:10 PM Sunday)
WI Playmakers over IA Barnstormers
Pump N Run over Madison Spartans

Championship (3:30 PM Sunday)
Pump N Run over WI Playmakers (I'd love to see the Playmakers 5'5 PG vs Ziman)

1 comment:

  1. Madison Spartan 3-0 are playing extremly well.
    forward Chris Hawkins has shown signs of incredible potential with Nimrod Hilliard leading the troops. Tre burnette and Miles Chamberlain have played well in spurts. this team has alot of weapons.

    team web site......www.msbelite.homestead.com


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