Monday, May 29, 2017

Lady Selects Champions at the Beach!!!



WOW!!!
Two Atlanta Select Lady Select teams traveled to Panama City Beach for the Memorial Day Weekend Battle at the Beach tournament. 

And both are CHAMPS!!!

Congratulations to Coach McCrae, his CADRE, his Parents, his Fans and of course his 
Mighty Lady Select RED and SILVER teams.







Just Go Lady Select!!!

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Congrats to the Mighty Atlanta Select HEAT 16u


Congratulations  to the Mighty Atlanta Select 16u HEAT team, 
Trophy Winner,
 Third Annual Memorial Day Classic.

Kudos to Coach Bridges and his Mighty team.

Just Go Select!!!

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Congrats to the Mighty Atlanta Select 17u BLACK East.


Congratulations to the Mighty Atlanta Select 17u BLACK East
 A successful  weekend at the Norm Parker MDC.
Kudos to Coaches JayBee and Rod Wells.
Combining their teams displaying true SYNERGY.

Just Go Select!!!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Atlanta Select NEWS, Friday, May 26, 2017


Hello Atlanta Select Family, Friends and Fans. 

This NEWS update is dedicated to GRADUATION and BASKETBALL. 
Two subjects that are dear to the mission of the Atlanta Select Basketball Association. 

Our mission is to successfully prepare young boys and girls, both academically and athletically, for the opportunity to pursue a degree of high education at the college level. 
Based on 3 pillars, - EDUCATION - LIFE SKILLS - SPORTS, with Education comes first!!!

As the last day of school for many of our student athletes we wish them much success in all of their future endeavors. 

We are proud to highlight several of our former players that are moving to the next level.


Derrick (DJ) Lottie, Jr.

Played for Atlanta Select for six years.
The Mighty Atlanta Select SILVER teams with Head Coach Baskerville and others.

Earned numerous academic and athletic awards over this period.
Next stop - Boston College.

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Glenn Robinson
Played for Atlanta Select for 5 years.
The Mighty Atlanta Select RED teams with Coaches Jones and O'Dell Ferrell, Jr.

Earned numerous academic and athletic awards.
Next stop - Basketball - University of West Georgia.

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O'dell Ferrell , III
Played for Atlanta Select Red Team.
Coached by his father O'dell Ferrel, Jr.
MVP for his high school team.
Next stop - Basketball -  Snead College .

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Arrhen Fejokwu
Played for Coach Jason Ricker
The Mighty Atlanta Select CLASSIC team for two years.

An All-Star many times.
Next stop - Basketball - Maryville College.

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Alex Watson
Played for Coach Burton
The Mighty Atlanta Select RED Elite

An All-Star many times.
Next stop - Basketball - Sacred Heart University

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Just a few of many Atlanta Select student athletes that are graduating and moving to the next level. 
Congratulations and Good Luck to all.

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Since the last NEWS update Atlanta Select teams have been in action and capturing trophies.


The Mighty Sons of Thunder have earned 3 trophies since the last update. 
They are leading the pack in the trophy count with 11 this season.
Congratulations to Coach Cooke and his Mighty team.






Just Go Select Sons of Thunder.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select Lady Select RED continues on their winning ways.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select Lady Select BLACK Diamonds continue on their winning ways.

Hope to be able to give an update on the ladies trophy count soon.

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The Mighty 6th Grade NORTH earned number 7 last weekend.
Runner-up in the YBOA North Georgia Tournament.

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The Mighty 9th Grade COLLEGE Bound won a championship last weekend. 
4 - 0 in the Georgia Invitational tournament. 
Playing in the MDC this weekend.

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Numerous Select teams are playing this Memorial Day weekend.

Be safe and Good Luck.

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Basketball never stops.

I was out of town for the last few days, traveled to Las Vegas to see my son Kenny Zeigler play in the National Ultimate Hoops tournament.


Kenny who celebrated his 36 birthday on last Tuesday still plays in a league under 
Lifetime Fitness. 

http://leagues.uhlife.com/profile_scout.aspx?RegionID=13&SeasonDivisionID=2128&PlayerID=9123

It is just for fitness and fun but his love of the game has lasted for 30 years. 
Rec Ball, AAU Ball, High School Ball, College Ball and now Ball for fun. 
Yes, Basketball never stops.

I guess that is why I am still interested in directing the Atlanta Select Basketball program after 26 years in the business, 13 as an Atlanta Celtics and 13 as Atlanta Select.

In Las Vegas, I ran into one of my former Atlanta Celtics player, Jamison ((Jamie) Brewer.
Jamie was on one of the first Atlanta Celtics team with my son in the early 1990's.

Jamie front row number one on the left.
Kenny second row number six from the left next to the coach.


Jamie now after an NBA career and working with youth teaching the game in Las Vegas,
 and playing basketball.


Kenny now, married with children and a Senior Manager with Samsung Electronics, 
and playing basketball.

As we wait for the NBA Finals next week let us continue to love the game.

And the Atlanta Select teams will be playing all summer.

Have a great weekend and Just Go Select!!!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

TRYOUTS - Mighty Atlanta Select 6th,7th & 8th Grade SCHOLARS

TRYOUTS

The Mighty Atlanta Select SCHOLARS 6th, 7th and 8th Grades teams.
Monday, May 22, and 29, 2017
6:15 - 8 pm

Price Middle School
1670 Benjamin Weldon Bickers Drive
Atlanta GA 30315

POC is Coach Lawson at (404) 543-2523

Just Go Atlanta Select!!!
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Big Shots- Atlanta Select Peach Classic - May 13 -14

We welcome your support!!!

For more information contact Coach Z - (770) 808-4444.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Atlanta Select "HOT" NEWS - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017


It is important to have a goal, something to strive for.
The Atlanta Select Basketball Association established as a goal for this 2017 season for its teams  (30) to earned 
100 trophies by September 1, 2017.

Guess what? We are half way to that goal.  
And there are more than four months to ago. 
Yes, we are on the move.

The Mighty Atlanta Select 5th Grade "Sons of Thunder" (pictured above) earned two championships last weekend.
Champs - Peach State Invitational.
Champs - USBA Super Regional.
The team is leading the pack with a total of 8 trophies for the season that began on March 1, 2017.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select 6th Grade NORTH has played in 7 tournaments and have earned 6 trophies.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select Lady Select RED Elite 9th Grade has played up in every tournament this season to include playing 
12th Grade ladies.

Last weekend they played in the GNBA Spring Invitational in Louisville, KY and losing only in the championship game to a 10th Grade team.
They have earned 5 trophies this season.

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The Mighty Atlanta Select Lady Select BLACK Diamond Elite were crowned champions last weekend at the D1Spects 9th Annual National Showcase. 
This is their 5th trophy for the season.

The four teams above are the top three earners to date. 
14 by the young men.
10 by the young ladies.

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The total Trophy Count: 50

Coach Cooke - 5th Grade Sons of Thunder = 8
Coach Fann - 6th Grade NORTH = 6
Coach McCrae - 9th Grade Lady Select RED Elite = 5
Coach Dove - Lady Select BLACK Diamond Elite = 5
Coach Cooke - 7th Grade Sons of Thunder = 3
Coach Dove - Lady Select BLACK Diamond Future = 3
Coach Dove - Lady Select BLACK Diamond Premiere = 3
Coach Frazier - 9th Grade SILVER = 2
Coach Dove - Lady Select BLACK Diamond 2021 = 2
Coach Harris - 4th Grade SOUTHSIDE = 2
Coach Jackson - 3d Grade SOUTHSIDE = 2
Coach Dove - Lady Select BLACK Diamond Classic = 2
Coach McCrae - 9th Grade Lady Select BLACK = 1
Coach McCrae - 8th Grade SILVER = 1
Coach Lawson - 8th Grade SCHOLARS = 1
Coach Wallace 10th Grade COLLEGE Bound = 1
Coach Bridges 10th Grade HEAT = 1
Coach Doce - Lady Select BLACK Diamond Select = 1
Coach Harris - 6th Grade SOUTHSIDE = 1

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More important than trophies.
EXPOSURE
Several of our teams played in the NCAA Certified tournaments last weekend.

Coach Burton and his Mighty 17U Team SELECT.



Coach Frazier and his Mighty 9th Grade SILVER.



Coach Hall and his Mighty 10th Grade PRIME.

and

Coach Morris and his Mighty 17u BLACK 2018 East and West.

The teams above and others will also be playing in NCAA Certified tournaments this coming weekend.

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Now some other highlights.

Coach Jackson , 9u SOUTHSIDE, has been awarded 
"Teacher of the Year" 
for the State of Georgia Charter School System.
Congrats.

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Coach Keys (Marquis Barnes) ( in red above) SOUTHSIDE teams, has been selected to play on an International Basketball team in England. He is scheduled to begin in August.
Congrats.

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Coach Lawson and Coach Harris have strategically shared their players to support each other teams as they play in 
12u events.

SYNERGY!!!

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Good Day fellow Atlanta Select coaches. I am sending this message because I don't see enough of us in 17u and 16u live events. If you have just 1 player with next level potential make it known! We have coaches in our organization with connections willing to advocate for any player that is worthy. We have to work together to do what's best for these kids. Let's share plans, schedules and even players to make sure that our best are getting the proper exposure!  

Regards,

Coach Kevin Morris

HC Atlanta Select Black 2018

Train, develop, expose...WE ARE SELECT

SYNERGY!!!

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Coaches Bridges and Large 10th Grade HEAT earned their first trophy last weekend at the Rumble in Atlanta tournament in Conyers GA.
Congrats.

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Coach Dove and his Mighty Lady Select BLACK Diamond Family ( 6 teams) will be traveling to Montgomery Alabama this weekend for the Elite 100.

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Coach Burton shown with his first Select team 9 years ago and his present team will be traveling to Indiana this weekend for an NCAA Certified event.
He will take a couple more players from other teams.

Coach Morris and his BLACK 17u team will also be there.

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Alex Watson


The next chapter has begun...Alex committed to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut this weekend!  #CoachLatina #SHU What a journey! Special thanks to Coach Anthony Burton, Coach Lenny, Atlanta Select AAU, and Coach Abney (Pope HS)! Alex accomplished his goal of playing D-I Ball.. Very proud of him! He worked very hard and remained humble.
Alex Watson number 20 above is just one of Coach Burton's players from the 2016 season that has signed to play Division I basketball.
See proud comments from his mother above.

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Lady Selects Champions at the Beach!!!

WOW!!! Two Atlanta Select Lady Select teams traveled to Panama City Beach for the Memorial Day Weekend Battle at the Beach tournam...