Under Armour Association’s Session I: Great Basketball During the First Live Period in NYC

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kline/Under Armour

By David Cordova

The first NCAA Live Period is now in full effect and the time has come for players to showcase their games against competitors from around the country and Canada. The setting was the Under Armour Association, an elite basketball league of AAU teams from different parts of the United States and also Canada, which took place in Basketball City, a gymnasium of eight courts which is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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Moses Brown throws it down. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

Throughout the weekend, there were many of players that showed what they had in front of many college coaches, and plenty of games that were filled to capacity, including the highly-anticipated matchup between Team Rio National vs. Sports U battle on Friday night, in which a large crowd gathered to witness the rematch of last year’s 16-and-under UAA Finals, in which Team Rio, the defending champions, won again, 60-57.

All of the games that were played this weekend were just a small taste of what is to come this summer as one team will be crowned as champion in any of the three age groups in mid-July at the UAA Finals in Atlanta, Georgia. For right now, there are three more sessions until then, so there is a chance for all teams to improve or maintain where they stand at this current time and also a chance for players to improve their stock.

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Cassius Stanley playing defense on Prentiss Hubb of DC Premier. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

Notable players for Session 1 of the Under Armour Association:

Khavon Moore, Westlake High School (GA)/Atlanta Xpress, Class of 2018, 6-8, Forward

Moore is a tough player with a lot of hustle in his game. Chases down rebounds and loose balls, and is a very good shot blocker.

Cassius Stanley, Harvard-Westlake High School (CA)/Earl Watson Elite, Class of 2019, 6-6, Guard

Stanley is a tall guard that has a lot of explosion in his game and has a lot of speed on both ends of the court.

Miles Norris, Helix High School (CA)/Earl Watson Elite, Class of 2018, 6-9, Forward

Norris is a player with a long wingspan that plays above the rim and also blocks shots.

Moses Brown, Archbishop Molloy High School (NY)/New Heights, Class of 2018, 7-1, Center

Brown is a versatile player despite his height, can make jump hooks, but also makes powerful dunks. Also shows good ballhandling skills.

Omar Silverio, St. Raymond High School (NY)/New Heights, Class of 2018, 6-3, Guard

Silverio is a dangerous shooter from three-point range that can also put the ball on the floor.

Markquis Nowell, Bishop Loughlin High School (NY)/New Heights, Class of 2018, 5-8, Guard

Nowell is a playmaking guard that showed a lot of great point guard skills over the weekend. He can score, but also set up teammates for the right shots.

Jahvon Quinerly, Hudson Catholic High School (NJ)/SportsU, Class of 2018, 6-1, Guard

Quinerly is a point guard that makes good shots, but also sets his teammates up for baskets. He is also great at taking the ball to the basket and is fearless when getting the ball to the rack.

Nazreon Reid, Roselle Catholic High School (NJ)/SportsU, Class of 2018, 6-10, Forward

Reid is a forward that can play both the power forward and center positions, but can also step out and make shots from long range. He is also very aggressive when going into the paint.

Jawaun Daniels, Teaneck High School (NJ)/SportsU, Class of 2017, 6-7, Forward

Daniels is a forward that shows plenty of athleticism and toughness. Look out for him on a fast break, because he is always liable to get to the rim. Runs the floor very well.

Devon Dotson, Providence Day School (NC)/Team Charlotte, Class of 2018, 6-2, Guard

Dotson is a player that looks to score a lot, but still kicks out the ball to teammates for assists. Breaks down defenders to get to the basket.

Immanuel Bates, Northwood Temple Academy (NC)/Team Felton, 6-11, Center

Bates is a big man that is very mobile and is very powerful on the low block.

Bryan Antoine, Ranney School (NJ)/Team Rio National, 6-5, Guard

Antoine is a scoring guard that can make plays when he has the ball in his hands. He is also bound to shoot a lot from long range.

Jalen Gaffney, Lawrenceville School (NJ)/Team Rio National, 6-3, Guard

Gaffney is a player that is tough and can make good plays at the rim and also shots from long range.

Trace Young, North Hardin High School (KY)/Team Thad, 6-9, Forward

Young is a player with a high-motor, as he shows athleticism and is a good at rebounding.

Bryson Etienne, George Bush High School (TX)/Texas Hard Work, 6-2, Guard

Etienne is an aggressive guard who takes the ball to the hole a lot and is a very strong rebounder.

Isaiah Wong, Notre Dame High School (NJ)/WE R 1, 6-3, Guard

Wong is a player that can score, but will also get teammates involved.

Alanzo Frink, Roselle Catholic High School (NJ)/WE R 1, 6-9, Forward 

Frink is a forward that can step out and shoot from long range and can battle in the paint.

Jordan McCabe, Kaukanna High School (WI)/Wisconsin Playground, 6-0, Guard

McCabe is a shifty point guard with a lot of flash in his game. He looks to pass to teammates for assists while also getting his points.

Highlights of UAA Session I:

Courtesy of Hoop Major Media.

Courtesy of Hoop Major Media.

Courtesy of Hoop Journey.

Courtesy of Hoop Journey.

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