Congratulations to the World Class Basketball 16-U National Team on winning the AAU Illinois State Tournament in Lake Zurich. The tournament, which took place April 12-13, featured teams from all over the state.
In pool play, the team defeated Kessel Heat 44 to 29 and TAW by a forfeit.
In bracket play, they beat the Bluegolds, out of Springfield, Ill., 59 to 33; Old Gold, out of Chicago, 55 to 37; Team NLP Elite 49 to 47; and beat Kessel Heat in the finals 59 to 57 to win the state championship.
It was a great accomplishment for a team playing only their second tournament together.
The team will finish out the spring playing in the Adidas Spring Classic, Gym Rats Basketball Association National Qualifier and NY2LA Invitational.