Friday, April 20, 2012

King James Southern Exposure Tips Off

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 Southern Stampede 16u team and the Upward Stars won their opening games against the Birmingham Ice and the Worldwide Renegades, respectively, in the King James Southern Exposure tournament at Riverview Park in North Augusta, SC.

The Southern Stampede is loaded with talent.  6'8" forward Elijah Staley (sophomore, Wheeler High, GA) scored 16 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Stampede.  Ahmed Hill (sophomore, Aquinas High, GA) contributed 15 points and 4 rebounds.  Michael Scott (sophomore, Aquinas High, GA) added 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals; and Jerad Coleman (sophomore, Greenwood High, SC) contributed 8 points, including two 3 pointers.

See Staley (#7), Hill (#8), Scott (#1), and Coleman (#4) in the highlights (below) from 1st half action.  (And check back soon for highlights from the second half)

The Upward Stars, tournament champions from last month's Ice Breaker Invitational (also hosted at Riverview Park) defeated the formidable Worldwide Renegades 66-62 in the Augusta Basketball Report's other featured game.  Sidy Mohamed led the Stars with 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Justin Dotson added 11 points, and Rontavious Mclure contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds.  Watch Mohamed (#4), Dotson (#32), Mclure (#22), Justin Mckie (#20), Alec Wintering (#2), and others from both teams in the first and second half highlights (below).

First Half Action: Upward Stars vs Worldwide Renegades

Second Half Action: Upward Stars vs Worldwide Renegades


  1. Pretty sure Gant is #7 not Staley

  2. Yes Gant is #7. We are ashamed to have made that mistake. We are huge fans of Gant and have known him for a while now. Thanks for the help!