Saturday, July 26, 2014 Bracket Buster Preview - Keep Up to Date All Day Follow on Twitter @P2bball

Game of the Day: 

Wisconsin United (2-1) vs. George Hill Rising Stars (3-0)

Jalen Suggs - Wisconsin United

In a game with lots of star the bordering states will clash in a battle that will eliminate one from national championship contention.  Two time defending champion Wisconsin United who was upset in pool play by Team IZOD and is led by the classes #1 PG Jalen Suggs and the nation’s top post player Donavan Billings will look to avenge this loss and continue on for a unprecedented 3-peat effort. In their ways stands focused, well coached, and determined George Hill Rising Star team that has a few stars of their own in PG Mike Saunders Jr. and Hunter Jackson.  George Hill comes in undefeated and is very familiar with this foe.  This will likely prove to be an emotional and hard fought effort that everyone will want to see. Come early and get your popcorn ready and this is sure to one of the best match-ups of the tournament if not the year!

Game Time: 12:40pm Court 1

Sleeper Team: 

Tennessee Legends 

 The Legends have only been together six months and are coming off a 20+ point win against a quality Worldwide Wildcats team.  There are 3-0 in their pool and the team and coaching staff is very confident moving forward.  They rely on their motor and lead guard to set the tone for them and use a balanced scoring effort and unselfish play to attack their opponent.  Coach Bohodges has team that has all the elements needed to surprise and finishes highly; size, speed, athleticism, scorers and shooter, and a team defensive concept that has not yet been tested on a national level, but one that each player believes in.  This is a team no one wants to face and could be the surprise of the tournament.  In order for this to happen they must defeat one of the most seasoned and experienced teams in the tournament; CBC Elite.  Another well coached team with a few stars of their own – led by Jordan McPhatter they will need to the space the court, knock down open shots, and put the Legends on an island defensively.  If any group can stop the Legends its this one but it will take a valiant effort and production from the new bigs recently picked up by this talented group of perimeter players.  

Game Time: 10:00 Court 4

Upset Alert:

Mid-Ohio Pumas OVER Team Takeover

Takeover comes into bracket play with a surprising 2-1 record and will face the undefeated Pumas.  Takeover from the traditional power region Potomac Valley will look to use pressure defense, ball handling, and perimeter scoring that they have become known for to secure the victory.  The Pumas may be one of the most underrated groups in the event and may have some of the best players no one has ever heard of.  Be on court 2 at 12:40pm as this very well may be the game that puts them on the map and gets everyone in the buildings attention.

Game Time: 12:40pm Court 2

Styles Make Fight Game of the Day:

West Coast All Stars vs. DC Premier 

National Championship contender West Coast All Stars who have two of the top players in the class in the country in Paris Dawson and Jason Harris will want to get out and run in transition where they are best and have some of the very best finishers in the tournament.  This is the one game and DC Premier is the one team that can actually take them out of this style as Premier will be patient, deliberate, and will operate one of the most well ran offenses in the tournament.  In a battle of wills, the team that imposes its preferred playing style on the other will likely win this battle.  Look for a low scoring affair where possessions will become important and attention to detail in the half court will be a prominent factor.  Harris who is now an inside/outside threat may be the key to the game in what likely will end up in a “grind it out affair” – likely not the most pretty and free flowing game of the day; but one true basketball fans will surely enjoy. You can see this game on court 2 at 2pm.
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Game Time: 2:00pm Court 2


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