Five-Star Top 25: 16U: June 8, 2011
Quiet tournament schedule keeps rankings stagnant
Most teams didn't play this week, but there was plenty of action to follow as most teams sent players to camps to show off their skills against some of the best talent in the country. There may not have been a Top 25 shakeup this week, but don't expect it to stay that way with big events like Rumble in the Bronx on the horizon.
|No changes here; the top-ranked easily team took the Boston Shootout championship this past weekend.|
|The guys from Philly were off this week after a respectable EYBL showing, but they’re ready to make the short commute to NYC for Rumble in the Bronx, where they'll compete in a tough field.|
|The Canadians were also off this week, but PG Tyler Ennis was among the "Cream of the Crop" at Pangos this past weekend.|
|Off this past weekend after taking Bob Gibbons, but Anton Gill and Isaiah Hicks will be in St. Louis for Nike Top 100.|
|Indiana state rules has kids locked into their respective HS programs during the month of June, so this talented group is off until July.|
|Tai Streets' Chicago crew is off until Peach Jam.|
|Defeated in-state rivals Ohio Varsity for the fourth straight time to win the state AAU chip game; don't play again until Peach Jam, but Nigel Hayes and Marc Loving will be in St. Louis for Nike Top 100 this weekend.|
|They’re off again this week, but Greg McClinton and Tyrek Coger will be in St. Louis, while Matthew Madigan will be attending the CP3 Elite Guard Camp.|
|The Fire don't play again until Peach Jam, but check out big man Jahlil Okafor’s entertaining blog entry from Nike EYBL LA.|
|The fourth time wasn’t the charm against All-Ohio Red, but we can’t really drop them given how dominant the Reds have been of late.|
|Off until July, where they resume at their own live event before heading off to Peach Jam.|
New York, N.Y.
|Off this past weekend, but will be out to defend their hometown turf at Rumble this weekend.|
|This group entered its June vacay on a high note, with a huge win in Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend; YOMCA 16Us aren't back at it until Peach Jam.|
|Takeover was off last week after a tough trip to Bob Gibbons; they're working on getting things together before Peach Jam.|
|Off, but picked up Antonio Davis Jr. from the 17Us; he'll be joining Tahj Shamsid-Deen in St. Louis this weekend. Next up for the team: Hoosier Shootout in Indy, where they're defending champs.|
Las Vegas, Nev.
|Their early summer vacation continues, save for a select few. Stephen Zimmerman, Rashad Muhammad, and Stephen Domingo all played at the Pangos event this past weekend.|
|Coming off a semifinals loss in the Delaware Memorial Day Classic, the Playaz will be looking to bounce back with a strong showing at Rumble.|
West Hempstead, N.Y.
|The surging Lightning will be among a number of Top 25 teams at Rumble looking to continue their ascent up the rankings.|
St. Louis, Mo.
|Off last weekend and same goes for this one; this group is hoping for a Peach Jam bid.|
|Off last weekend, but look to bounce back from a disappointing Cali trip when schedule resumes.|
|It looks like the boys from B-More are yet another team to take the month of June off, but they'll get back at it in time for Peach Jam in July.|
|After a solid outing at Bob Gibbons two weeks ago, the Warriors are idle until things heat up in July.|
|Off this past weekend after losing in California, this bunch continues to get ready for Peach Jam.|
Los Angeles, Calif.
|Off after winning in LA two weeks ago, but stud PF Jordan Bell has been busy lately; he was impressive at Pangos and will be joining teammate Parker Cartwright in St. Louis for Nike Elite 100.|
New York, N.Y.
|The Hawks have been soaring lately and will look to touch down in the Bronx and put on a show for the hometown crowd at Rumble.|
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