Urban ASAK Elite, an organization that is part of Adidas-Sponsored Urban Elite Basketball, got a successful start last weekend on the hardwood when its 14U squad turned in a outstanding performance at the prestigious National Gym Rats Presidents Day Tournament in Portland.
The team, coached by Elvin Shead, went unbeaten in pool play before bowing out in a tough 3-point loss in the Gold Bracket.
The tournament featured several of the top-rated select teams and players in the country. The squad began the tournament by beating the Bay Area Mambas 48-43. Team Esface met a similar fate in the second pool game as Urban ASAK routed the Oregon-based opponent 71-38. In the final pool game, the Central Texas squad knocked off Jefferson 52-30. The young men were true visitors in the last game as Jefferson was Portland-based.
The performance in pool play moved Urban ASAK into the gold bracket, where it lost a tough 57-54 contest to the Steph Curry-sponsored team — Splash City. The team will almost certainly draw inspiration from the game as they were down 16 before fighting their way back to take the lead with 3 minutes to go.” Everyone in attendance was completely fixated on this miraculous comeback,” said Coach Shead.
Check out the roster of this fine squad at http://asak.urbanelitebasketball.com/teams/urban-asak-elite-14u-roster-2/