EAST ALABAMA ELITE: Featured Players

Thursday, April 14
6th Grade Defensive Player of the Week 4/7-4/9
Kris Thomas fought hard for rebounds throught out the YBOA Battle at the Border.He made smart passes to open guards and forced larger defenders into foul trouble! Way to get it done, Kris!

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Kris

Thursday, April 14
6th Grade Offensive Player of the Week 4/7-4/9
Hayden Thompson was equally as dominant on the offense this week as he was on defense last week. Keep it up Hayden!

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Hayden

Thursday, April 14
7th Grade Defensive Player of the Week 4/7-4/9
Christian Torbert found a way to pull down rebounds and fight on the defensive side of the ball all weekend at the YBOA Battle at the Border. This week, the team and the coaches were reminded that keeping your head in the game and emotions in check are crucial to winning the game.  Christian served as a team leader, always staying positive and keeping up team morale-- and always keeping his head in the game!

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Christian Torbert

Thursday, April 14
7th Grade Offensive Player of the Week 4/7-4/9
Jalen Alexander stepped up and got it done in last week's YBOA sponsored Battle at the Border. In every game, Jalen took crucial shots and helped the Elite reach the Championship game. In the semi-final game, Coach Mike specifically asked Jalen take shots earned off of the other coach's technical violation. Jalen did and made the shots, boosting the Elite's lead and helping to secure the victory.

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Jalen Alexander

Tuesday, April 5
6th Grade Defensive Player of the Week 4/1-4/3

Hayden Thompson #1

Hayden averaged over 15 rebounds per game in the Auburn Showdown tournament! Keep it up Hayden!!



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Hayden Thompson

Tuesday, April 5
6th Grade Offensive Player of the Week 4/1-4/3

#4 Kolby Lee

Kolby went 10/19 from the 3 point line for the tournament! Great Job Kolby!



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Kolby Lee

Tuesday, April 5
7th Grade Defensive Player of the Week 4/1-4/3

Kris Carter #20

Despitebeing overmatched in many of the games in the Auburn Showdown Tournament, Kris showed his determination and strength as he pulled down rebounds.  Kris also sacrificed his body for the ELITE as he met the floor many times fighting for loose balls.  Kris continually anticipated where the ball was and made several steals as well. Great Job #20!



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Kris Carter #20

Tuesday, April 5
7th Grade-Offensive Player of the Week 4/1-4/3

#12 Rotrez Jones

Rotrez continually made smart passes and found open teammates for east lay-upsthat were unfortunatley missed.  If we totaled all the assists and assists that should have been made, Rotrez would have averaged over 5 assists per game.  Larry Bird once said "It doesn't matter who scores the points, it is who can get the ball to the scorer."



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Rotrez Jones #12

Monday, March 28
7th Grade Defensive Player of the Week March 25-27
Reuben Jacobs #5 averaged 8 rebounds per game in the River City Classic in Columbus Geargia.  Reuben also helped shut down two taller defenders and made crucial steals which provided to be turning points in the games. Reuben knows he has 12 players that have his back as he was wrongfully ejected after being kicked in the head by an opposing player. The team rallied after the ejection and won the game, securing a spot in the Championship.

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Reuben Jacobs

Monday, March 28
7th Grade Offensive Player of the Week March 25-27
Jonavious Turner #15- Jonavious consistently scored  over 12 points in each game throughout the tournament.  In the Championship game against the veteran organization, the Birmingham Blue Devils, Jonavious carried the offense scoring 100% from the field and making 14 of 17 free throws.  Jonavious finished the game with a total of 28 points.

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Jonavious Turner

Tuesday, March 29
Player Spotlight.............................James Moss #23
James is our SPOTLIGHT Player of the Year!  James was a huge asset to the 7th grade team during the AAU D1Spects River City Classic March 25-27.  James will take a medical leave from the team, and he will be greatly missed! We cannot wait to have James back in the line-up as soon as possible!  ELITE 23!!!

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James Moss 23