Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Mighty Atlanta Select 16u COLLEGE Bound South - Trophy Winner - July 24, 2016

Congratulations to the Mighty Atlanta Select 16u COLLEGE Bound team South with 
Coaches Bridgewater and Freeman. 
In their first major tournament as a defined team earned second place in the Tournament R Us End of Summer tournament. 
Played 4 games on Sunday, losing by 2 points in overtime in the championship game. 
A stellar performance. 
Yes, Just Go Select!!!

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 14u COLLEGE Bound - Champions - July 24, 2016

Congratulations to the Mighty Atlanta Select 14u COLLEGE Bound team with 
Head Coach Woods.
Champions!!!
July 24, 2016.

Just Go Select!!!
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The Mighty Atlanta Select SYNERGY Select 3d/4th Grade - Trophy Winner - July 24, 2016

Congratulations to the Mighty SYNERGY Select with Head Coach Baskerville. 
Runner-up in the Tournament R Us End of Summer Tournament. 
Congrats to Dontae Potts selected as MVP.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 17u CLASSIC - Bracket Winner - Power 24.


Congratulations to the Mighty Atlanta Select 17u CLASSIC with Head Coach Ricker on their outstanding performances during the On the Radar Power 24 Exposure Classic.  
A fifth place win out of 32 teams is a stellar achievement. 
Great way to end the season. 
Thanks and Good Luck to all.

Just Go Select!!!
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Another Year - Another Record - The Trophy Count is 136. And Good News - Bad News - Good News. Just Go Select!!!


A record number of trophies for 2015-2016 season!

The Goal for the 2015-2016 Season = 100

The All Time Record = 135 set in the 2014 -2015 season.

The Results to date = 136

More than 36 of our goal.

One more than the All Time record.

The Count = 136

Coach E. Cooke - 4th Grade Sons of Thunder = 16 
(8th place at the AAU Nationals)
Coach G Stewart - 4th Grade SYNERGY Select = 14 
(2d place at the YBOA Nationals)
Coach McCrae - 8th Grade Lady Select RED = 13 
(10th Place at the AAU Nationals)
Coach A. Mandeldove - 3d Grade Lady Select BLACK Diamond Elite = 10 
(2d Place at the AAU Nationals) (USSSA National Champs)
Coach A. Mandeldove - 2d Grade Lady Select BLACK Diamond The Future = 7
Coach Baskerville - 3d Grade SYNERGY Select = 7
Coach P. Brown - 7th Grade Lady Select BLACK = 6
Coach Mandeldove - 4th Grade Lady Select BLACK Diamond Premiere = 6
Coach Ferrell - 11th Grade RED Elite = 6 (AAU CLASSIC Div 4th Place)
Coach R. Harris - 5th Grade SILVER = 5
Coach K. Jackson - 3d Grade SOUTH Side = 5
Coaches Keown and Elston - 6th Grade BLACL 2022 = 5
Coach D. Lewis 7th Grade Lady Select WHITE = 3
Coach A. Mandeldove 4th Grade Lady Select BLACK = 3
Coach T. Burton - 10th Grade RED = 3 (Peach State Silver Div Champions)
Coach J. Fann - 5th Grade BRONOCOS = 2
Coach Woods - 8th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 2
Coach J. Krantz - 4th Grade Roswell BOMBERS = 2
Coach T. Hill - 11th Grade SILVER = 2
Coach Proctor - 7th Grade SYNERGY Select = 2
Coach Shepherd - 3rd Grade PUNISHERS = 2
Coach Woods - 6th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 2
Coach D. Lawson - 7th Grade SCHOLARS = 2
Coach Wallace - 9th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 2
Coach Frazier - 7th Grade SILVER = 2
Coach Hall - 9th Grade PRIME = 2
Coach Ricker = 11th Grade CLASSIC = 1
Coach Morris = 10th Grade BLACK West = 1
Coaches Bridges and Lee - 9th Grade RED Alpharetta = 1
Coach Cooke- 3d Grade Sons of Thunder = 1
Coach Wallace -7th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 1

Trophies were awarded to three teams since last Saturday.

The Mighty Atlanta Select 16u RED with Coach Burton and Coach Vinson won the 
Peach State 16u Silver Division Championship

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 17u RED Elite with Coach Odell and Coach Stephens earned fourth place in the 17u AAU Nationals Classic Division.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 12u BLACK 2022 with Coach Keown and Coach Elston won their playoff division at the Peach State.

Congratulations to all.

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The 2016 Atlanta Select Basketball Tournament season is winding down. There are six more weeks but most of the Select teams will be ending tournament play at the end of the month.  Teams this week will be playing in Exposure tournaments (Power 24),  AAU Super Showcase,  USBA Nationals, End of Summer tournaments (Tournament R Us) and Showcase Invitationals ( Las Vegas Bigfoot and Fab 48).  Their may be a few others playing this weekend.

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Good News - Bad News  -  Good News

A testament to having a Good Name.

The Mighty Atlanta Select 16u Red team won the Peach State last weekend, the first by an Atlanta Select team.
(Good News)

The same organization "Linage of Champions" had scheduled a tournament in 
Las Vegas beginning this week.  
On Sunday night the tournament in Las Vegas was cancelled. 
The team's coaches, players and parents had bought airline tickets to and reserved hotel rooms in Las Vegas. 
(Bad News)

However, the team still was going to Las Vegas because tickets were bought and they were nonrefundable.



Hearing of our problem the director of the major Exposure tournament (Bigfoot) offered a spot at the last minute in their tournament.

Thus, the team felt good that they would have an opportunity to play while in Las Vegas.
(Good News)

After arriving in Las Vegas and  hearing of the team's situation they were offered a spot in the Fab 48 Exposure tournament, therefore the team will be playing in two major Exposure tournaments in Las Vegas.

(Good News - Good News)

We are happy, pleased and thankful that other organizations came to our rescue in a crisis. 

GOD Is Good.

Just Go Select!!!


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Atlanta Select NEWS - It's Nationals and Showcase Times, Jul 1 -17.


Ten year ago Atlanta Select teams participated in their first AAU Nationals. 
Our teams performed well then in 2006 and they are performing well today in 2016. 
For all those years we can say, 
"Just Go Select!!!

The Mighty Atlanta Select 14u BLACK team represented The Nation at the AAU Nationals.
They had a dynamic coaching staff with Head Coach Samir St. Clair, Assistant Coaches Clifford Dawson and Robert Daniel.  
They had a team of extremely smart players on and off the court.  
Their cumulative GPA that year was 3.5+. 
Their Head Coach (Sinclair) now resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and continues to coach an international team.
Retired Assistant Coach Dawson (pictured below in the black ATL Select polo on the left in a 2007 team coaches photo) is still a loyal supporter of the Atlanta Select organization.

Recently, Coach Sinclair posted these historical AAU pictures above on Facebook capturing the memories of his 2006 team. To the best of my knowledge all of the players secured Division I basketball or football scholarships.

See some of the Facebook comments below from the coaches and players.

The players now have graduated from college and moving on with their lives. I am positive they all have majestic and fond memories playing with Atlanta Select.
Continued Good Luck to all.

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The first have of July, in which I called the "Final Exam" month for our teams, they are making the grade. 
Only the best teams are still playing and performing well at major tournaments. 
I am proud to say, Atlanta Select teams are making very good grades. 

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 16u RED Elite
With Coaches Burton and Vinson.

In the Peach State Silver Bracket Championship Game on Sunday, July 17 at 12:40 pm.

NEWS Update. Now they are CHAMPIONS!!!



Congratulations CHAMPS.

Team will leave on Tuesday for Las Vegas, NV.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select BLACK 2022

With Coaches Keown and Elston.

Playing on Sunday!!!

Champs in their bracket.

Congratulations!!!

Pictured above is the team that earned a trophy in the Under Armor tournament last month that was not posted.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 17u / Unsigned Seniors
With Coaches Glenn and Williams.
They came out of retirement just to play in this tournament.
Yes, they are representing the Nation well.


Good Luck to our three teams at the major Showcase Peach State Tournament.

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Five Atlanta Select teams are playing in the "Best Of The South" NCAA Exposure tournament this weekend.
Mighty Atlanta Select 17u SILVER with Coach T. Hill (2-2)
17u SILVER Player Tyler Thorton has emerged as one of the top players in the organization.
He is a key player in every tournament.


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Mighty Atlanta Select 17u CLASSIC with Coach J. Ricker (2-2)

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Mighty Atlanta Select 16u BLACK East
Mighty Atlanta Select 16u BLACK West
Both teams coached by Coach K. Morris
Mighty Atlanta Select 15u PRIME with Coach D. Hall



Kudos to Coach Morris and his Mighty teams. They are playing below .500 this season but they are in all the EXPOSURE tournaments. Big Shots Myrtle Beach last weekend and the Best of the South this weekend. 

Kudos the Coach Hall trophy winner last weekend at the On The Radar Elite 32 Session II, Not doing as well this weekend but preparing to go to the AAU Super Showcase very soon.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 17u RED Elite
With Head Coach Odell

In the Final Four of the 17u CLASSIC Division
Play Sunday at 9:30 am.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 10u Sons of Thunder
With Head Coach E. Cooke
Finished 8th in the nation.
Number 1 10u AAU team from Georgia

Team earned another trophy today 
Champions Team Sports Run and Gun Classic.

Team is preparing to go to the USBA Nationals in North Carolina.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select BLACK Diamonds earned 3 trophies at the AAU Nationals.











Kudos to Head Coach A. Mandeldove and his Cadre for an extremely Month of July.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 14 Lady Select RED
With Coaches McCadney and McCadney
AAU National Trophy Winner.
Number 10 in the Nation.

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The Mighty Atlanta select 10u SYNERGY Select 
With Head Coach G. Steward
Second in the YBOA Nationals, Number 2 in the YBOA 10u Nation



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The Mighty Atlanta Select 14u SILVER
With Coaches Frazier and Winfield
Trophy Winner in the Playmakers Goes Nationals.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 15u RED Alpharetta
With Coaches Bridges and Lee
As a new team this season traveled on their first out of town trip to North Carolina
No trophy but plenty of team bonding. Getting ready for the remaining part of the season.







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The weekend is not over yet and we are approaching of establishing another Trophy Count record. Last season we earned a record 135 trophies with 32 teams.
This season with 32 teams we have earned 133 to date with 6 more weeks to go. 
Just Go Select!!!

The Count = 133

Coach E. Cooke - 4th Grade Sons of Thunder = 16 
(8th place at the AAU Nationals)
Coach G Stewart - 4th Grade SYNERGY Select = 14 
(2d place at the YBOA Nationals)
Coach McCrae - 8th Grade Lady Select RED = 13 
(10th Place at the AAU Nationals)
Coach A. Mandeldove - 3d Grade Lady Select BLACK Diamond Elite = 10 
(2d Place at the AAU Nationals) (USSSA National Champs)
Coach A. Mandeldove - 2d Grade Lady Select BLACK Diamond The Future = 7
Coach Baskerville - 3d Grade SYNERGY Select = 7
Coach P. Brown - 7th Grade Lady Select BLACK = 6
Coach Mandeldove - 4th Grade Lady Select BLACK Diamond Premiere = 6
Coach R. Harris - 5th Grade SILVER = 5
Coach K. Jackson - 3d Grade SOUTH Side = 5
Coach Ferrell - 11th Grade RED Elite = 5
Coaches Keown and Elston - 6th Grade BLACL 2022 = 4
Coach D. Lewis 7th Grade Lady Select WHITE = 3
Coach A. Mandeldove 4th Grade Lady Select BLACK = 3
Coach J. Fann - 5th Grade BRONOCOS = 2
Coach Woods - 8th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 2
Coach J. Krantz - 4th Grade Roswell BOMBERS = 2
Coach T. Hill - 11th Grade SILVER = 2
Coach T. Burton - 10th Grade RED = 2
Coach Proctor - 7th Grade SYNERGY Select = 2
Coach Shepherd - 3rd Grade PUNISHERS = 2
Coach Woods - 6th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 2
Coach D. Lawson - 7th Grade SCHOLARS = 2
Coach Wallace - 9th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 2
Coach Frazier - 7th Grade SILVER = 2
Coach Hall - 9th Grade PRIME = 2
Coach Ricker = 11th Grade CLASSIC = 1
Coach Morris = 10th Grade BLACK West = 1
Coaches Bridges and Lee - 9th Grade RED Alpharetta = 1
Coach Cooke- 3d Grade Sons of Thunder = 1
Coach Wallace -7th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 1

I am sure that there may be a minor mistake in the count.
If your stats are different then verify with pictures from March 1, 2016.

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Yes, we have started the first have of July with a Bang. We are passing the Exams. 
Check out the weekend results on Monday. 

Just Go Select!!!
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