AAU Team Atlanta: Welcome
AAU Team Atlanta
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Team Atlanta will not have a team in 2015-2016
Welcome to the Team Atlanta AAU Website. We are a non profit organization formed to help develop youth basketball players. We will be a 15U/ 9th grade team for the 2014 Spring/Summer AAU Season.
We will field one team this year.
This year our focus is playing against the best and also getting the boys exposure in tournaments and camps.
If you are a coach with AAU, High School or College experience and are interested in be a part of Team Atlanta send me an email . A background check will be required .
We are excited to announce that Coach Bo Bell be our team trainer for the season. See Coach Bo's Website Info Below.
We need some good Big Men, if you want to be trained by Coach Bo who has sent many players to the NBA and D-1 College you need to show up.
Practices will be held in the Roswell Area.
Email the Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thanks
The 2014 Trys will be held Sunday Feb 9th and Sunday Feb 16th at Beaver Ruin Baptist Church 1200 Beaver Ruin Rd Norcross, Ga. There will be a $10 try out fee to cover gym costs and to make sure only serious players show up.
Thursday, December 15
This was a Photo of Coach E and Coach Dennis Felton former University of Georgia Head Coach. I learned from Coach Felton as helped me with practice for the Milton 6th grade Feeder team in 2009-2010. Our team was the only team in our Region to make it to the Final Four in the Cobb County CCJBC League. We lost to Pebblebrook who won the Championship.
At the time of this writing no other Milton Boys Feeder team has ever reached the final four in the CCJBC .
Thursday, January 16
Coach Bo Bell has joined forces with Team Atlanta to become our official trainer for the 2014 Season. Bo will help take us to another level. Bo has coached and trained several current NBA and Division 1 College players. Bo played professionally and is the most respected trainer in Georgia. Bo also won 3 AAU National Championships and knows what it takes to develop players. Click the link to his website above for more information.
Friday, November 1
Ellis Merriweather was ranked as the 6th best Wing at the Addidas Phenom Camp in San Diego July 2013 by HoopScoop one of the top recruiting services in the country. Hoop Scoop is run by Clark Francis who is a member of the McDonalds High School All American Selection Committee.
Ellis was ranked 32nd overall regardless of position and was told that he would have been ranked higher but he missed the last day of camp due to having to take a flight home a day early. Go to www.hoopscooponline.com to see all the rankings.
Monday, May 6
Team Atlanta ended up ranked 14th in Georgia out of 32 Teams at the state championships. We beat the 10th ranked team Atlanta Celtics CA head to head and had a better record 3-1 at the state championships ( they were 2-2 ) than them and others ranked higher so needless to say we dont agree with the rankings.
It was explained to me that Georgia bases the rankings on margin of victory in bracket play. So if you lose by more points you are ranked lower even if you beat the team head to head and have a better overall record. Georgia needs to change that policy.
Wednesday, May 8
After playing well in the AAU state championships the team went 5 -0 on their way to winning another tournament championship the very next week. Go Team Atlanta! We are 8-1 in our last 9 games.
Friday, May 3
Our boys played great basketball at the AAU State Championships in Milledgeville GA April 26-27 2013. We upset two powerhouse teams in the process. The boys shocked the ELW Future Stars ( Eddie Lee Wilkens) formerly of the New York Knicks Fame 64 to 63. We also upset the highly ranked Atlanta Celtics CA 42 to 40. We went 3-0 in pool play and lost to Tifton in Bracket Play.
Saturday, January 26
We won our first tournament of the season during the Christmas/New Years break in January to start the new year off right! We had players from Alpharetta, Cambridge, Creekview, Centennial, Chattahochee and Roswell feeder teams. We also had a former Cambridge player currently living in Texas.
Sunday, March 10
The boys took a trip up to Rome Georgia and brought home the Championship. Jeff Sandlin coached the boys to the Victory!
Friday, August 31
We beat a very good Team Athens in the championship game to win our first tournament in 2012. We got some revenge because Team Athens beat us in an earlier tournament when we didnt have our full squad.
Tuesday, December 13
Team Atlanta won the Georgia Tar Heels AAU Tournament defeating the Georgia Stars. Ellis Merriweather and Chase Howell were voted Co- Tournament MVP's and Nate Zodula made the All Tournament Team. It was a great effort by the whole team. DJ Williams of the Georgia Stars was also on the All Tournament Team.
Tuesday, December 13
Sunday, December 18
We have won Championships from 7U Recreation ball to 8th Grade Feeder Ball to 16U AAU basketball. The common thread amoung all my teams is that we win Championships. Different players, Different Levels, Different Leagues, SAME COACH. I teach kids how to play the right way! Play Fundamentally sound basketball and play as a team!
They say" the ball dont lie " and I say "the Trophies Dont Lie " "some talk it and some walk it." We are walking the walk not just talking the talk!
Sunday, January 2
Tuesday, March 23
We we go again! Our 11u boys beat the mighty Atlanta Celtics to take the Championship in the YBOA Duluth Shoot Out. We went 5-0 in the tournament and beat the Celtics twice.
Tuesday, March 23
We are starting of the season right with our 2nd Championship in two tries. We beat Team Pass Green from South Carolina in the championship game. Our boys won $500.00 plus a free tournament voucher. We have won both AAU and YBOA Championships this year.
The D1 Spects sports writers selected an All Tournament team and three of our boys received recognition. Ellis Merriweather - Tournament MVP, EJ Snow - All Tournament team, Adam Fenlon - All Tournament Team.