Five-Star Top 25: 17U: May 18, 2011
Several top teams take the weekend off, but Indiana Elite tumble
Mid-May is an odd time for the travel circuit. There are fewer big-time events, and many programs use the two weekends ahead of Memorial Day to get some rest in advance of major battles. But other teams venture out to smaller venues or local competitions, putting their ranking on the line. That was the case for Indiana Elite, which lost in the weekend's biggest event, the Adidas May Classic. Of course, these weeks give other programs the chance to pick up ground on the field, which the Wisconsin Playground Warriors did by winning in Bloomington. They're back in the rankings, because while some teams rest, the Five-Star Top 25 never does.
|Still unbeaten, they're off until Memorial Weekend when they head to L.A. for the third EYBL session.|
|They won't play until Memorial Weekend as well in New Orleans, but the Harrison twins and Derrick Griffin will head to Vegas for Adidas Nations this weekend.|
|Won their five sub-state games by an average of 40 points, and Shaq Goodwin is confirmed as part of their roster for EYBL L.A.|
|Off this past weekend, they'll play for the state championship next.|
|Their event in Las Vegas was cancelled, so they won't get back on the court until the next EYBL session.|
|Yet another team that was off, the Hoops have a legit shot of ending up 14-1 in EYBL play, looking at their upcoming schedule.|
|Yet another team that's off until Memorial Day, we'll see how they stacked up against a reduced field at the T.O.C.|
Las Vegas, Nev.
|Finally, a team that took the court! Shabazz Muhammad and Co. took care of business, winning the EBO tourney in California.|
|Took the weekend off from the circuit but not hoops, as they competed in IS-8 in New York.|
|The Canadian squad is off until EYBL Los Angeles, where they'll face a big-time showdown against the NJ Playaz.|
|Still basking in their home-state dominance after their two wins against the Atlanta Celtics, they'll test themselves next in L.A. over Memorial Day.|
|Despite missing Andre Drummond, CBC took care of business to win the Hall of Fame Spring Classic.|
|The latest roster shift has Solomon Poole moving back to the 16s, and Shaq Goodwin and Kyle Meyer used their bye week to hoop with the Atlanta Highlights.|
Des Moines, Iowa
|The winning streak goes on, as All-Iowa Attack won their state qualifier for Nationals, and will now start preparing for the third EYBL session.|
|Enjoyed a well-earned weekend off, but will take the court this weekend in Milwaukee for the NY2LA tourney.|
West Hempstead, N.Y.
|Their schedule is up in the air; off until Memorial Day, and no longer sure if they're headed to the Bob Gibbons T.O.C. due to the reduced field.|
|After a weekend off, they'll host their own event in Columbus starting Friday.|
New York, N.Y.
|Like the NJ Playaz, they used their weekend off from the circuit to compete against top players in IS-8.|
|Another team in the midst of a mid-May break, they'll have a fight for Peach Jam on the line in L.A. coming up.|
|They'll get back into action this week in the Southwest Summer Showcase.|
Fort Wayne, Ind.
|D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and his talented teammates need to use their time off to grow before EYBL.|
|At 40-1, they hope to continue climbing the rankings with Isaiah Austin on board. Next up: Memorial Weekend in Chicago.|
|Lost to Baylor Basketball at the Adidas May Classic as Demetrius Floyd went for 43 against them. Still, they're missing key players and could rise as quickly as they've fallen.|
|With two weeks in a row off, the team should have time to adjust to Jabari Parker and put forth a better showing in Los Angeles.|
|They're back in the rankings after beating the Eric Gordon All-Stars en route to winning the Adidas May Classic in Bloomington.|
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