Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kennard's Free Throws Seal Shooting Stars Win

The Augusta Basketball Report is broadcasting live at our iHigh Portal from the King James Southern Exposure Tournament in North Augusta, SC.  The tournament is noteworthy because it features some of the best AAU teams in the southeast United States.  And this is the first of two "evaluation weekends," when college coaches can evaluate high school players during an AAU tournament.  In addition to the live streaming broadcast, we are "live tweeting" from our Twitter feed (@AugBball), and we are updating this site with highlights, news, and commentary.

The 16u division of the King James Southern Exposure is turning out to be every bit as exciting as the 17u division.  And two 15u teams, the Worldwide Renegades (most recently featured here) and the King James Shooting Stars (most recently featured here), have created that excitement.  These two exceptional 15u teams will meet at 6 P.M. Saturday.

But first the Shooting Stars needed two free throws from 6'5" freshman guard Luke Kennard with 1.7 seconds remaining to defeat the Alabama Celtics 60-58 and achieve a 2-0 record to match division rival Worldwide.  The highlights below and the highlights from last nights game show Kennard's exceptional skill.  The long left handed guard shoots well from deep, drives and finishes with either hand, and passes extremely well.  He and Worldwide wing Jaylen Brown appear to be on track to be exceptional players for a long time.  Enjoy the highlights of the King James Shooting Stars second victory (below).

First Half Action

Second Half Action

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