Monday, June 15, 2015

Team Melo Studs Join WACG All-Stars to Terrorize the West Coast

California – The W.A.C.G All-Stars made a big statement nationally with a stellar performance in their performance at the Coca-Cola Nationals this past weekend.  Showcasing a roster that contained a quarter of the well documented “Terror Squad” WACG rolled through the competition winning the championship in a hotly contested double overtime game. 

Based out of Tennessee W.A.C.G is built around the nationally renowned Jaden Springer; who looks to be W.A.C.G’s next superstar after the production of future lottery pick Marvin Bagley; added to “the family” frequent visitor Zion Harmon, stud of the 2021 class – he can most certainly grab the Kool-Aid out the frig without permission after lofting the W.A.C.G flag on several occasion this season s,forward Cameron Byers and high flyer Jordan Toles. 

Coach Carlos team was clicking on all cylinders coming out the gate defeating a motivated rival, West Coast All-Star team that too added a member of  the“Terror Squad”  - A..J. Hoggard out of Coastsville, Pa. by a resounding 20+ points and followed that with a double digit shellacking of the NYBL and National Champion Oakland Soldier squad by 16-points in super pool play.    

On Sunday it was more the same as they cruised in the championship bracket advancing to the final against the Oakland Soldiers who defeated the West Coast All-Stars on a buzzer beater.  The game went to overtime when Toles missed a front end and Shemar Marrow scored after a time-out; Toles just miss a half court heave to win it in regulation.  A low scoring overtime sent both teams into a second OT session where W.A.C.G pulled away winning 69-65 in a game that was talent laden and entertaining. 

W.A.C.G’s “who done Its” were no surprising as they made their claim as the nation’s # 1’ "team".

Jaden Springer - WACG Star & Top National Prospect
Jaden Springer:  The centerpiece, catalyst , and future of the program Springer; continued to display all the skills that have scouts salivating as he contributed in every area making plays defensively, finding his spots on offense and working both boards leading to second chance points and transition opportunities for his teammates.  Jaden Springer is one of the very few players in the country that have it figured out already and understands the value of playing a complete game placing a premium on team success over individual accolades.  Springer looks to be in the future a strong combo-forward in the mold of former NBA player Rodney Rogers. He is explosive with very good body control, can make plays off the bounce, and is also a very underrated passer with terrify court vision. He is a beast in transition and has passion for defense. 

Jordan Toles:  Looking like a smaller version Seventh Woods, Toles displayed incredible athleticism in his  game this past weekend. He was extremely explosive, showed an assortment of incredible finishes many of which we done above the tin. Jordan was tough, quick off the first and second jump he was able to impact the game at the rim all weekend long.  W.A.C.G’s up and down system fit Toles current skill set perfectly and could offer a very exciting opportunity for him to showcase his talents moving forward after playing a season in a more regimented disciplined Melo system that showed his ability to think the game and make next level reads.

Cameron Byers:  One of the best big men at running the floor he is at his best next to a windex man where he can focus on the offensive prowess that has made him a national name.  Having added a finesse aspect to his power game he is hard to handle in single coverage – he is a willing passer and great teammate.  The more you feed him the better he performs an excellent finisher with a viable face up game Byers is the different maker in the W.A.C.G paint.

Zion Harmon:  W.A.C.G won both on and off the court as Harmon pledged his allegiance to W.A.C.G as his primary squad to run with one of the few loses for the Soldiers nationally this year - too it was stated that the #1 team in country is determined by which team Harmon suits up for….”Beat the Soldiers 2 times in Cocoa Cola Nationals in L.A. this weekend.  1 constant.  Zion was on the Soldiers team helping them win the NYBL and on W.A.C.G team helping them beat the Soldiers.  There is no 2021 player with that on their report card.” Who said it?  Does it matter?  The real question becomes is it true?

1 comment:

  1. It was a great championship game going into double overtime. I was there front and center. Jordan and Cam made the biggest difference in the game. It was clear to the basketball world WACG needed extra help to beat the Soldiers, Jordan was that help. Great player