- National Teams
Myerscough College’s Under-18 team cruised to the 2019 Haris Memorial Tournament title with a 98-72 win over Global Squad in the final on Sunday 29 December in Manchester.
They went undefeated through the tournament, with Franklin Agu picking up MVP honours as he dropped 24 points in the final, whilst Amari Williams – an All-Star 5 selection – led with a game-high 26.
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“Everyone on this team has the ability to make an impact,” said Agu. “This is not only a good boost for me, but the team as well. We proved that we can play as one unit, which is vital for what we want to achieve as a group.”
Myerscough faced little resistance throughout the tournament, with their narrowest margin of victory being a 72-54 win over Manchester in the semi-finals.
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Myerscough opened up a 32-23 lead at the end of the first quarter against Global before lockdown defence helped the Preston-based Academy build a 13-point halftime advantage from which they would never look back.
“This is going to give us a lot of confidence going into the second half of the season – I wanted to find out who could handle pressure situations and the guys responded with a high level of basketball at both ends of the floor,” said Myerscough coach Lewis Scott.
“For the majority of guys, it was the first time being part of a tournament like this and the fact they were able to start to make adjustments and improve each game is credit to them.
2) Global Squad
3) Canarias Basketball Academy
4) Manchester Magic
5) Charnwood College Riders
6) Elite Academy
7) North Atlantic Basketball Academy
8) Harlemlakers Amsterdam
Josh Grant – Manchester Magic
Amari Williams – Myerscough College
Zion Brown Alvarez – Canarias Basketball Academy
Angelo Santiago – Global Squad
Max Gysbrechts – Elite Academy
Franklin Agu – Myerscough College
1) 25.2 ppg – Zion Brown Alvarez (Canarias Basketball Academy
2) 24.5ppg – Jaro Abrams (Harlemlakers Amsterdam)
3) 23.0ppg – Sam Alajiki (North Atlantic Basketball Academy)
4) 20.2ppg – Angelo Santiago (Global Squad)
5) 20.2ppg – Max Gysbrechts (Elite Academy Antwerp)
Click here for all results and individual scorers from each game.