AAU Recap: Team Loaded VA 17U
Fresh off of their national TV comeback win to clinch the Adidas Uprising Summer Championship, we look back at the phenomenal season that Team Loaded VA had. They finished as the fourth ranked team in the nation, according to Indi…
Fresh off of their national TV comeback win to clinch the Adidas Uprising Summer Championship, we look back at the phenomenal season that Team Loaded VA had. They finished as the fourth ranked team in the nation, according to Indi Hoops, and solidified themselves as one of the top teams in the nation regardless of what circuit.
All quotes are from Head Coach Michael Blackwell.
Overall Record: 39-6
Top Tournament Finishes: Zero Gravity Richmond champions (2X), David Rose Memorial Tournament champions, Big Shots Team Loaded champions, Adidas Uprising Summer Championship champions, Big Shots Myrtle Beach runner-up, Adidas Gauntlet Indianapolis final four.
Team MVP: “Javin Dalurier was both our MVP and defensive MVP,” head coach Michael Blackwell said. “His consistency from day one on and off the court carried our team throughout the season. He most definitely thinks and acts like a pro.”
Biggest Surprise: “Malik Johnson because of his leadership and will to compete on the court every time he steps on it.”
Team Philosophy: “From day one we all shared the same vision and goals. Each member of the team, including the coaches, had individual roles and responsibilities to fill, and everybody tried their best to do their job.”
Top Prospects With Offers
Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier: Louisville, UNC, Notre Dame, UConn, Georgetown, Miami, Clemson, Florida, Marquette, Texas, Vanderbilt
Mamadi Diakite: UVA, Baylor, NC State, Oklahoma State
Justice Kithcart: Clemson, Charlotte, ODU, ECU, Towson, Duquesne, JMU
Xavier Green: Cincinnati, Providence, George Mason, ODU, JMU, ECU, Mount St. Mary's
Jeremy Sheppard: Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio), Richmond, UCF, ECU, Robert Morris, UNCW, Duquesne
Richard Washington: Committed to Wake Forest
Nick Sherod: Committed to Richmond