Every March there are teams that succeed in the NCAA tournament that hail from conferences outside the giant spotlight of major college basketball. Why? Is it because the elite level schools lose players to the NBA after one or two years? Is it because the programs that are supposed to be the great teams not [...]
Team: Upward Stars (SC) U-17 Follow @UpwardStars Head Coach: Kenny Burr 2012 Record: 28-5 2012 Tournaments: Ice Breaker, Knox Vegas, King James Southern Exposure, Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Reebok Showdown Series, Nike Memorial Day Classic Top Players: Sidy Mohamed-Djitte (6-foot-10 C, 2013), Alec Wintering (5-foot-10 PG, 2013, @awintering11), Justin McKie (6-foot-4 SG, 2013, @jmckie21) [...]
The King James Southern Exposure started off strong on Friday night as Upward Stars and Worldwide jumped tip and dove right into a highly competitive battle. Here is a look at the action from our vantage point. [fbphotos id= 410055979012448]
Two of the most exciting teams in the King James Southern Exposure locked horns in the one of the best games of the tournament. Upward Stars and Florida Assault put on a show and went back and forth for two halves. With college coaches lining the sidelines, the two programs traded buckets. Check out the [...]
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – The first King James Southern Exposure is in the books as the super pools closed out strong and champions were crowned in bracket play at Riverview Park. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened on Sunday: E1T1 Polk won the 17U gold championship beating Dedicated Sports 65-55. Alante Fenner led the Floridians [...]
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – They’re back. After a four-year absence from evaluating prospective student-athletes in April, college coaches returned to the sidelines at the King James Southern Exposure event on Friday night at the gorgeous Riverview Park. College coaches lined the sidelines and baselines and thumbed through roster sheets, talk to each other about players [...]
The King James Southern Exposure event is shaping up to be a must-see event for college coaches, recruiters, recruiting services and media members April 20-22 in the Augusta/Aiken area. The list of teams participating is shaping up nicely. The Upward Stars 17 and under team will participate in the event and many eyes will be [...]
Upward Stars coach Kenny Burr talks about his 17U team winning the 2012 #ICEBREAKER tournament in North Augusta, S.C. on April 1, 2012. The start-up Upward Stars beat Southern Stampede in a wild one. Be sure to read the game story, too.
The Augusta Basketball Report had blanket coverage from the 2012 Icebreaker this year and manned every court with a team of video reporters. If you would like to go inside the Riverview Park to see the action from the Upward Stars win over Southern Stampede for the 17U championship, check out the action-packed videos below.
N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – If you watched any of the games at the Icebreaker this weekend, you would not be surprised to know that the 17 and under championship game would come down to the final minute. But would you have guessed it would end on a highlight, throw-it-up-with-a-prayer three-pointer? Probably not. Upward Stars guard [...]