AAU Report: DC Premier clinches No. 1 seeds in the UAA

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DC Premier clinched the No. 1 seed in the Under Armour Association 

In the third session of the Under Armour Association in Los Angeles, California, DC Premier 16u was able to capture the No. 1 seed as they won all three games. Their first game was a 77-64 win over Canada Elite on May 28. On the same day, Premier defeated Louisiana Elite, 63-58.

DC Premier walked away with a 50-44 win over SportsU on May 29. H.D. Woodson guard Derquan Washington scored 21 points. Washington averages 12.9 points per game. Premier has a 10-1 record in the UAA.

Team Takeover 17u faced three of the top players in the 2017 class. 

Team Takeover traveled to Atlanta for the final session of the Nike EYBL. Takeover took on MeanStreets (IL) and their 6-foot-7 guard Brian Bowen in game one. It was a close matchup, but Takeover was able to run away with a 72-70 win. Gonzaga guard Chris Lykes led Team Takeover in scoring with 26 points. DeMatha guard D.J. Harvey finished with 16 and 12 rebounds. Bowen had 14 points, seven rebounds and was 10-11 from the free throw line.

They followed the win by defeating Albany City Rocks (NY) 81-70. Lykes had another impressive outing as he tallied 19 points. Game three saw Takeover lose to Team CP3 82-76. Lykes scored a game-high 33 points. Maret’s center Luka Garza registered a double-double, 19 points and 13 rebounds. Harvey finished with 12 points. Wendell Carter, one of the nation’s top recruits, led Team CP3 with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Takeover bounced back from the loss with a 69-54 win over Southern Stampede. On Memorial Day, Takeover played against the top player in the 2017 class Deandre Ayton and California Supreme. Team Takeover was down 32-29 at the end of the first half. But a strong second half lift Takeover over Supreme 67-56. Lykes tallied 22 points, while Garza scored 15 points. Ayton had a strong performance, finishing with 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

Team Takeover will now set their sights on Peach Jam, which takes place in Augusta, SC and runs from July 6-10.

Other Notes: 

  • DC Blue Devils guard Marvin Price leads the 15u UAA in scoring with 22.9 points per game. The DeMatha product scored a game-high 34 points in a 69-68 lost to Young Legends on May 29.
  • DC Blue Devils 17u went 2-4 in the third session of the UAA and finished with a 4-8 overall record.
  • Just like the 16u team, DC Premier 17u finished in the top spot of their standings with a 10-2 record. Their last game was a 73-70 win over Splash City. Iziah James scored 17 points, Naji Marshall had 11 points, and Nate Watson tallied 10 points.
  •  Team Takeover hosted the Memorial Takeover. Team Melo 16u and 17u went undefeated in the tournament.
  • Watson and Anthony Wilson were among the 17u UAA leaders in blocks. Watson averaged 1.2 blocks per contest, while Wilson averaged 1.3 blocks per contest.
  • Bishop McNamara’s Mikhi Mitchell averaged 9.6 points and 7.1 rebounds for Premier 16u team. Mitchell has offers from Georgetown, and Cincinnati.
  • Baltimore Elite 17u team is 8-0 in the Adidas Uprising gauntlet and 13-1 overall.
  • Team Belief (DC) will have four players participating in the Powerade Top 80 All-American camp. Those players are Alexis Yetna, Daniel Mading, Derrick Dixon and Emanuel Hylton.

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