Since MBA added an AAU program to its repertoire "winning" has always been one of our main focuses. Earlier on we won consistently at the local level. As our teams began to travel we began winning on the national level as well.
Now winning has become almost assured and so we have started to shift our focus to the collective exposure of our teams and individual exposure of our players.
We only play in elite level tournaments on the national stage where major media outlets are present. We want the kids' names out there and we want their faces recognizable nationwide.
Below is some of the national attention that MBA has garnered as a team and individually.
At the Global Grassroots Finals in Huntsville, AL Braxton Jumper was a man amongst boys. In the first game of pool play he made his presence felt and earned an IG post on Global Grassroots Instagram page.
Click on the link below to view MBA 2024's highlight video by PlayHoops from the Primetime Sports/Coast2Coast Preps Middle School Elite Invitational in Dallas, TX.
Our 2024 squad took Dallas, TX by storm at the Primetime Sports/Coast2Coast prep Middle School Elite Invitational. They turned a lot of heads with what some said were the best looking uniforms they'd ever seen, went undefeated on the weekend, brought home a lot of jewelry with their first place finish and earned this post on IG from Coast2Coast.
At Primetime Sports/Coast2Coast Preps Middle School Elite Invitational Tournament in Dallas Billy Richmond III. and Christian Gilliland both had standout performances in the tourney's championship game earning themselves a little love on Coast2Coast's Instagram page.
Javion "Lil Jay" Stephen was another 2024 kid that stood out at the Middle School Elite Invitational in Dallas. He put on a shooting display and earned a writeup on "Stars of the Day" on coast2coastpreps.com.
Jamarious "Mane" Carter from our 2022 proved that he's not just hard to guard in the city. He scored at will at the Middle School Elite Invitational and snagged a spot as one of the "Stars of the Day" on coast2coastpreps.com.
Antonio "AJ" Dilworth Jr. made a name for himself instantly, playing up in the 2022 division at the Middle School Elite Invitational. AJ put on a scoring display at earning himself a shout-out on the Coast2Coast IG page as well as the "Stars of the Day" segment of coast2coastprep.com.
2023 Snoody Wilkinson shined at Coast2Coast Preps Rumble at the Rocky Top in Gatlinburg, TN. playing in both the 2023 and 2022 divisions. He made such an impression that he earned himself a national ranking!