WATCH THE THRONE!-14u Heat CHECK GA Stars!-Who is developing in the D-League
December 6, 2011By Kristopher Gordon of D1Spects Nation
Atlanta, Ga-- While the fans eyes were on the D1Spects Pig Skin Classic, something happened over the weekend that was unexpected. In week two of the D-League where players and teams from around the South east continue to develop their skills for the upcoming summer Travel Basketball season. Two of the finest basketball programs met to settle an old score.
Heat Check are the number one 14u travel team in the state , while the Georgia Stars finished second in the nation. Weird huh? Before the game Heat Check stood 0-3 against the Georgia Stars, but Heat Check's Head Coach Jerome Weaver felt confident calling out the GA Stars in the first week of the season. This time around Flat Rock Middle School 2016 pg Christian Turner would be the floor general behind Heat Check's offense, while Dacula Middle School's 2016 G Kevon Tucker (pictured) would be the dangerous scoring assassin to back up the coach's bark.
A great point guard battle was in the mix with Georgia Stars' Aaron Augustin battling Turner; However, Tucker would deliver a devastating blow to the Stars early in the game. Tucker scored the first 11 points for Heat Check igniting the early run. On the defensive end Heat Check would turn it up, leaving the Stars in disarray throughout the game. While Heat Check was in rhythm throughout the game, the Stars would force bad shots, and have to many one on one attempts, in hope of a comeback.
Turner displayed his ball handling skills and quickness beating the Stars off the dribble to get into the heart of the defense, while Tucker finished off the Stars with a game high 26 points in the 60-43 route over the number two team in the nation.
After the win Coach Weaver told D1Spects, "We were without are two starters Obinna Ofodile and D'Marcus Simmonds, if we would have had them just imagine what would have happened." With Heat Check's new attitude this season he later stated "We have been playing all year together, which really helped out team chemistry. Kevon Tucker has been training and took his game up another level and with key additions of Bradley Mccurdy and Christian Turner, we are going to be smashing cats [opposing teams] this year."
After the loss Coach Harold Thompson of the Georgia Stars stated, "We have to make adjustments and play a lot better on both ends of the floor. We are the better team, and we will see them again."
2016 Forsyth Middle School Georgia Stars Davian "Tree" Thomas has not only grown taller [6'5], but has developed a consistent three ball that was on point throughout the game. Not only is he hitting the three ball, Thomas has developed the upper body strength to rise over and dunk over defenders. Thomas displayed he has great leaping ability finishing alley oops, and dunking in traffic. One prospect to watch!!