Illinois Central Elite-ICE wins 10U AAU National Championship
The Illinois Central Elite-ICE team recently won the 10U AAU National Championships DII in Clarksville, Tennessee, with a record of 7-0. Most of the team's games were played on the campus of Austin Peay University.
Illinois Central Elite-ICE qualified for the championship by winning first place with a 4-0 record in the Central (Illinois) District Qualifier on April 8-9 at Walker Athletics in Lisle.
In June, the team started to prepare for the national championship by competing and winning the following tournaments:
• FTG Father's Day Shootout at Libertyville Sports Complex, with a 3-0 record.
• Summer Slam Invitational at Fenwick High School, with a 3-0 record.
• Jr. Hoops Elite National Tournament, with a 4-0 record.
In 10U AAU National Championship DII tournament play, the Illinois Central Elite-ICE team won the following matches:
• 49-38 against K.A.O.S 2025 from Indiana;
• 71-30 against NY Guachos-Echavarria from New York;
• 49-28 against the Louisiana Jaguars;
• 48-28 against the D.C. Warriors from Washington, D.C.;
• 58-30 against the Ball Hard Elite from Louisiana;
• 40-30 against Showtime Hoops from North Carolina;
• 44-35 rematch against the Louisiana Jaguars.
The team is coached by Brian Davis, Todd Wolf and Octavius Parker.
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