Birmingham Ice: ICE News

Thursday, May 8
JR Future150 Tournament
Congrats to Kevin Miles, RJ Harrington, and Chris Mayweather for their outstanding performance at the jr future 150 showcase tournament May 2nd - 4th here in Birmingham Alabama!! These three were instrumental in helping the ICE finish 2nd in the tournament!! LETS GO ICE!!!

Monday, April 28
Congratulations Ice Student Athlete

Congrats to Brock Bethea and Cameron Ware for the highest level of academic acheivement. Both student-athletes were selected to the Junior National Honor Society Friday April 25th at Clay-Chalkville Middle School. Both displayed superior academic excellence and leadership at the school. The Ice family is very proud of you guys.

Below is the criteria to qualify for the NJHS:

Scholarship Prerequisite GPA of 3.5. Meeting the GPA prerequisite can make a student eligible for consideration, but it does not guarantee selection. Once inducted into the NJHS, the student must maintain this GPA to stay in NJHS. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to apply, based on the following:

Leadership: Students are required to hold some form of a leadership position. This is defined as any position that they are directly responsible for motivating or directing others. Examples of this can be team captain, class officer, committee chair, section leaders in band or chorus.

Service: Any action completed by a student where they were not compensated with money or materials. This can be any contribution made to the school, community, and classmates.

Citizenship: A student demonstrates citizenship by having a high regard for freedom and justice. They will participate in activities with maturity and responsibility and understands the importance of civic involvement.

Character: NJHS follows the six pillars of character- trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Students need to be able to take criticism willingly and accept recommendations graciously. They will be held to the highest standards of honesty and reliability.

All areas will be reviewed and voted on by the faculty council members, and all this will be reviewed by the principal for acceptance into the NJHS.All reviews and selections will be free of speculation and rumor.

Again congrats to both Brock and Cameron. This is the true definition of Student-Athlete. Keep up the good work on and off the court!

Monday, April 28
Birmingham Ice Player Commits to Georgia Tech

Congratulations to Abdoulaye 'A.D.' Gueye a former Birmingham Ice standout AAU basketball player. He has committed to Georgia Tech University!! 

AD is a 6'10 220  Power Forward with a smooth jump shot. He is originally from Senegal Africa. Central Park Christian's Abdoulaye Gueye joined the school's exchange program in October 2012 and has developed into one of the state's elite prospects for the Class of 2014. 


Monday, April 28
Congrats to KJ McDaniels Birmingham Ice Alumni!!

Former Birmingham Ice standout AAU player KJ McDaniels will forgo his Senior season at Clemson University and enter the NBA draft. Right now he is projected as a mid to late 1st round draft pick! We are proud of you KJ!!

Kj averaged 17.1 ppg 7.1 rpg 2.8 bpg as a junior in the ACC. He earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and was selected ACC defensive player of the year. He led the league with 100 blocks and joined Trevor Booker and Elden Campbell as the only Clemson players to finish a season with at least 40 blocks, 40 steals and 40 assists. 

Great job KJ and good luck in the NBA!! 



Monday, April 14
Magic City Rumble in the HAM!!

The Birmingham Ice had a sound performance this weekend finishing 2-0 in Pool play and becoming the number one overall seed in the 2014 Magic City Rumble tournament. The Ice started the tournament strong with a 41-7 thrashing of the Alabama Hustlers. Smothering defense and hot shooting got the Ice off to a 23-2 spurt to start the game. The second game was much like the first as the Ice jumped out 15-2 against the Alabama Flames Black team.  DEFENSE ICE DEFENSE!!! Final Score Ice 47 Flames 19

On Sunday the Ice were primed and focused as they got a surprised matchup with former Head Coach Preston Sharpe and his new team Next Level. Smothering defense took over in the 2nd half and the ICE were too much for Next Level. Final score Ice 49 Next Level 32.

After the win the Ice got matched up againt the AAU District Champions Alabama Braveheart. The game was very physical and tough from the beginning. The Ice played a tremendous first half of basketball but the Bravehearts were ahead 19-16.  The second half of the game the Ice struggled to match the intensity of the Bravehearts and had a mental collapse. The Bravehearts jumped ahead by 10 early in the 2nd half and never looked back. Final Score Bravehearts 48 Ice 26.

Overall the Ice finished with a 3-1 record in the Magic City Rumble. Good showing but a tough loss to the Bravehearts kept the Ice from getting another trophy to add to the trophy case. Good weekend Ice now back to work. Time to get better!




Wednesday, April 9
Birmingham Ice 3rd place AAU Regional
Congratulations to the Birmingham Ice 7th grade boys AAU team for finishing 3rd in the Alabama Premier Boys AAU Super Rregional here in Birmingham Alabama. The Ice fought hard to finish 4-1 with their only loss coming in the semi-finals to the eventual tournament champion Team S.W.A.G.G.  Great job Ice 

Monday, March 17
The Birmingham Ice Freethrow-A-Thon

The Birmingham Ice basketball team held their 1st Annual Freethrow-A-Thon Friday, March 14, 2014 at Martha Gaskins Elementary School. Fifteen players shot 100 freethrows each making a total of 791 shots.  Congratulations to Eric Besse who came in first place shooting 70% of freethrows, R.J. Harrington in second place shooting 69% of freethrows, and a three way tie between Parker Charles, Caleb Tillman, and Demarius Houston shooting 64% of freethrows. Congrats to RJ Harrington for winning the 3 point shootout!! THREEEEEEEE!!!!!

After the shooting, the players, coaches, and parents enjoyed a pizza party.  This was a great community event.

Kudos to everyone who participated as well as the sponsors for their generous support. Go ICE!


Eric Bess 70/100

RJ Harrington 69/100

Parker Charles 64/100

Caleb Tillman 64/100

Damarrius Houston 64/100

Kevin Miles 62/100

Joshua Russell 58/100

Caleb Bush 55/100

Brock Bethea 53/100

Derrick Felton 50/100

Cameron Ware 50/100

Tim Davis 46/100

Jerquarrius Pearson 46/100

Antonio Reed 40/100 

Wednesday, April 9
Congratulations to the Birmingham Ice 7th grade boys team for finishing in 2nd place in the YBOA Spring Showdown March 21st thru 23rd in Birmingham Alabama

2nd Place