Jamal Shead scored 19 points in a 68-66 victory over the Dallas Mustangs in the first game of the Great American Shootout in Duncanville.
6’0″ Jamal Shead (2020/PG)was deadly from mid-range in the overtime win.He looked great pulling up & hitting shots from inside the arc off the screen & roll. Jamal also did a great job threading the needle finding open teammates in the paint after beating his man off the dribble! pic.twitter.com/baKOBbp1jP
A 69-57 victory against the Houston Hawks earned Urban ASAK its 8th tournament victory in a season that included live period championships in the adidas Silver Gauntlet, the GASO, and now the GMI.
Darius McBride was named MVP of the tournament after a string of 20+ point games. The 2019 shooting guard also earned another accolade this weekend – a scholarship offer from Hartford on Sunday just four days after picking up an offer from Brown.
Urban ASAK also received great efforts from guards Jamal Shead and Anthony Scott and the team as a whole played exceptional defense, as well. ASAK allowed fewer than 50 points in three of the final four games they played and won by 20 or more points twice in the tournament.
Next on the schedule is a trip out to Duncanville for another Great American Shootout.
Darius McBride scored 31 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Urban ASAK to 66-45 win against the Texas Tigers.
Jamal Shead added 18 points and dished out 11 assists as the point guard continues to impress throughout the summer.
Urban ASAK began the tournament with a 65-61 victory against the Houston Topguns, followed by a close 72-69 win against NTX Dynasty Elite on Friday night. McBride scored 25 points in that battle, proving his ability to score consistently against top competition once again.
ASAK will take on Texas Pro next in the GMI semifinal.
Urban ASAK is once again a champion after taking down UC Hoops in the semifinal and the Rim Rockers in the title game.
At first, it didn’t look like the team would secure a spot in the championship game. Urban ASAK trailed UC Hoops in the semifinal by as many as 15 points before the team settled in and played its brand of basketball – defense, rebounding and ball movement. Not only did ASAK catch up to UC Hoops, but they ended up winning by a comfortable 15-point margin, 84-69.
Jamal Shead led the team in scoring for that game with 22 points and Darius McBride followed with 15.
The championship game went a little differently. Urban ASAK got out to an early lead and controlled the tempo for the first half, but relented a bit in the first few minutes of the second half. However, McBride came alive and provided the team the offensive boost it needed, scoring 15 of his 27 points in the second half to lift ASAK over Level Up 69-60.
The team’s second leading scorer was Shead, who finished with 12, followed by Shasirae Harvey and Sam Latham with nine each.