The 17U team went 5-3 in Las Vegas with wins over Team Speed, Powerhouse Hoops, Select Basketball Orange, Texas Ballers, and Powerhouse Hoops Under Armour, making it all the way to the championship game of the Elite Bracket before falling to BBC Elite.
The team was exhausted after playing eight games in just five days, most without Darius McBride on the floor, either. But ASAK represented Central Texas well, beating teams from all over the country despite being shorthanded for much of the tournament.
The Gold team went 3-0 in pool play before advancing to the Sweet 16 of the Platinum Elite bracket, where they were eliminated by SD Attack.
The 7th graders won their first two games by 15 or more points before dropping their first game against Houston Hoops and eventually getting eliminated by The Truth in the Sweet 16.
Congratulations to all Urban ASAK players and coaches for another successful year!
The wins continue to pile up for Urban ASAK as the team picked up a 56-44 victory against Select Basketball Orange on Saturday night.
Caleb Golden led the team with 16 points while Jamal Shead and Braelon Seals added 12. All of Seals’ points came from behind the three-point line. William McBride and Anthony Scott each scored six points in the win.
The team plays again tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. against Texas Ballers Elite.
Anthony Scott scored all 13 of his points in the first half as Urban ASAK defeated Powerhouse Hoops to earn a spot in the Sweet 16 of the Las Vegas Classic.
ASAK jumped out to a 10-0 lead early and dominated throughout the first half. Powerhouse Hoops went on a scoring run early in the second half and the game remained close until time expired.
The game was physical and not without its share of bad calls, but Coach Murphy and Coach Shead had the team focused and mentally tough enough to handle everything thrown its way and come out with a victory.
Sam Latham bruised his way to 10 points and a minimum of 15 rebounds, while Jamal Shead scored 11 and Braelon Seals added 10, including two three-pointers from beyond NBA range.
The team plays again at 6:50 p.m. against Select Basketball Orange.
Despite clawing back from a double-digit deficit, Urban ASAK came up just short against the California Stars, losing 54-52 in the final seconds of the game.
Jamal Shead led the team with 18 points, Shasirae Harvey scored 11 and Sam Latham added 10 points in the low-scoring battle.
ASAK enters into bracket play tomorrow, playing its first game at 11:15 a.m.
Check out the highlights from today’s game below:
In one of the most exciting games of the tournament, Urban ASAK dropped a heartbreaker to Mac Irvin Elite 85-83 in double overtime.
The team trailed by as many as 16 in the first half, but roared back to tie it up at the end of regulation and again in the first overtime. Six out of the final seven calls of the game were questionable, to say the least, but Urban’s kids battled to the very end.
Anthony Scott led the team with 18 points, combining and healthy dose of floaters and jump shots in his best scoring effort to date.
Braelon Seals hit two three pointers and finished the game with 16 points, while Sam Latham added 15.
Shas Harvey had another productive game, scoring 14 points and dishing out six assists. Jamal Shead overcame a tough first half to add in eight points, and Jamal Dilworth stepped up and scored seven, including one three pointer.
ASAK will get right back in action tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. against California Stars Elite. View the highlights from today’s game below:
Less than two hours after getting off the plane from Austin to Las Vegas, Urban ASAK stepped on the court to take on Under Armour Team Speed.
ASAK jumped out to an early 5-2 lead, but fell behind for the majority of the next two quarters. When Team Speed tried to pull away, ASAK would go on a quick scoring run to get right back in the game.
With under a minute left to play, Shasirae Harvey settled into the corner and knocked down a three-pointer amidst solid contact from the defender, drawing the foul and eventually converting the and-one to give ASAK its first lead of the fourth quarter.
Team Speed had its chances with under 30 seconds left in the game to tie or even win, but Urban’s defense was relentless and ultimately Austin’s finest came away with a 58-56 victory.
Caleb Golden led all scorers with 22 points, converting four separate and-ones as he continued to draw contact and finish strong.
Urban ASAK will get some much needed rest, then play again tomorrow night at 8:15 p.m. against Nike EYBL Mac Irvin Fire out of Chicago.
Check out some highlights from tonight’s win below:
Despite leading for most of the game, Urban ASAK came up a bucket short of beating Drive Nation in overtime on Saturday.
In front of a standing room only crowd and dozens of high major college coaches, Jamal Shead dropped 25 points in yet another breakout performance. Anthony Scott scored 13 and Caleb Golden added 12.
Check out some of the highlights below: