After their recent success in AZ the girls are off to San Diego for the 12th Annual MSNM Western Championship. This is an NCAA certified event meaning college coaches will be there and watching. The team will be competing in the Elite division. Full schedule can be found HERE.
adidas is providing live stats online for the games this week in Vegas. You can find links to the games HERE.
The 17u Elite and 15u teams will be in AZ this week and the Phoenix Oasis Invitational (7/23-25). Check out the schedule at the link below. We’ll post updates via twitter (@fastbasketball) as they are available. #fastfamily
The season ending Super64 tournament in Vegas is this weekend July 23-27th. The adidas Super 64 is the exclusive, culminating basketball event of the adidas Gauntlet.
Check out the schedule for both teams HERE.
The boys showed well at the NW PREMIER SUMMER OREGON SHOWCASE in Salem 7/18-7/20 despite not having a couple key players (James Washington and Payton Pritchard. Unfortunately no box scores are currently available for the games but the final bracket can be found HERE. Way to go guys!!!
Have a listen to Tony Gaskins describe what greatness is and what it isn’t.
Bleacher Report has a great write up on several players Adidas players that were present for the Orlando event in May. Inset below is the portion on Payton and Anthony. To read the entire article click HERE
Pritchard Playing Fast
West Linn high school has a 2016 gem in Payton Pritchard. Team Fast is led by a pure point guard who can stroke the three. Pritchard has a quick release on his jumper and can pull the trigger from beyond the three point line at any time. He is an excellent ball handler who plays with poise and who looks to set up teammates. He showed good court vision in drive-and-kick scenarios. Payton isn’t just a long range threat, he can get in the lane with solid athleticism and score as well as pull-up when needed. Pritchard could be a bit turnover prone and his shot selection wasn’t always the best, but we chalk this up to the fact that Payton is the predominant shot maker on the team. We like his obvious ability to lead on the floor and his motor that continues to keep him and those around him competing. Size might seem like an issue at the college ranks, but after watching him play live we doubt it will be.
Pritchard’s high school teammate and New Mexico-commit Anthony Mathis is a good scoring option who plays off the ball for Team Fast. He’s a good catch-and-shoot player with range. If the opposing team closes out, he showed he could put the ball on the floor and score at the rim. Mathis has solid positional length, but will need to add muscle to his frame. His athleticism and foot speed are solid, but those could be better. Mathis can finish in transition and find open teammates when he gets in the lane.
Third stop on the Gauntlet is this weekend in Orlando. Four days of games with the holiday on Monday. The boys are sitting at 6-4 and need a strong finish to make the Super 64 tournament in July. Check out the schedule for this weekend HERE.
Check out these highlights captured by Butler University this past weekend in Indiana. Payton (2016 PG) received offers from Indiana, Butler and Iowa this week.