COLORADO ELITE EIGHT

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9th 2009

 

17 YEAR-OLD DIVISION RESULTS

 

      Colorado Select Blue      
    Shining Stars Black   Colorado Select Blue    
      Shining Stars Black      
  Shining Stars Black       Colorado Chaos White  
      Colorado Chaos White      
    Boulder Titans Gold   Colorado Chaos White    
      Boulder Titans Gold      
Shining Stars Black           Colorado Chaos Blue
CONSOLATION     Colorado Chaos Blue     CHAMPIONS
CHAMPIONS   Colorado Select White   Colorado Chaos Blue    
      Colorado Select White      
  The Force Blue       Colorado Chaos Blue  
      Colorado Hawks      
    The Force Blue   Colorado Hawks    
  Colorado Select   The Force Blue   Colorado Select Blue  
Boulder Titans Gold           Colorado Select Blue
  Boulder Titans Gold       Colorado Hawks  

16 YEAR-OLD DIVISION RESULTS

      Colorado Chaos Blue      
    Colorado Menace   Colorado Chaos Blue    
      Colorado Menace      
  Colorado Select       Colorado Chaos Blue  
      Colorado Select      
    Colorado Select   Shining Stars Black    
      Shining Stars Black      
Colorado Select           Colorado Hawks
CONSOLATION     Colo Basketball Academy     CHAMPIONS
CHAMPIONS   Next Level   Colo Basketball Academy    
      Next Level      
  Next Level       Colorado Hawks  
      Colorado Hawks      
    Colorado Chaos White   Colorado Hawks    
  Colorado Menace   Colorado Chaos White   Shining Stars Black  
Colorado Chaos White           Colo Basketball Academy
  Colorado Chaos White       Colo Basketball Academy  

 

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY

 

The inaugural Colorado Elite Eight tournament was a massive success. The event featured the top eight 17 year-old and 16 year-old teams in Colorado and all of the top basketball prospects in the state as well. Congratulations to the Colorado Chaos Blue for winning the championship in the 17 year-old division and the Colorado Hawks for winning the championship in the 16 year-old division. The event summary, which includes the All-Tournament Teams and scoring leaders, can be found below.

 

17 YEAR-OLD DIVISION

 

The Colorado Chaos Blue won the title in the 17 year-old division. They defeated the Colorado Chaos White 76-58 in the championship game. The Colorado Chaos Blue also defeated the Colorado Hawks in an 80-76 classic thriller in the semi-finals while the Colorado Chaos White defeated Colorado Select Blue 56-48 in the other semi-final game.

 

Sydney Donaldson (64 SG Longmont 2010) was named Most Outstanding Player of the event. He was outstanding on both ends of the floor all day long for the Colorado Chaos Blue. Donaldson is a transplant from England who is a great looking prospect. He can score well from all three levels, handles and shoots the ball well and gets to the rim with ease. He is also very tough on defense and looks to be a solid mid to upper mid major prospect.

 

Other notable prospects who made the All-Tournament Team in the 17 year-old division include: Bud Thomas (66 CF Regis 2010), Tim Billingsley (63 SG Arapahoe 2010), Terrell Brown (64 SG Palmer 2011), Ray Riley (511 Thomas Jefferson 2010), Donthe Lucas (67 P Pueblo Central 2010), David Day (66 SF ThunderRidge 2010), Nick Tomsick (61 SG Broomfield 2010), Keigan Peterson (60 SG Green Mountain 2010) and Jalen Little (510 PG Palmer 2012).

 

16 YEAR-OLD DIVISION

 

The Colorado Hawks won the title in the 16 year-old division, defeating the Colorado Chaos Blue 88-80 in the championship game. The Colorado Hawks also defeated Colorado Basketball Academy 67-66 in an epic overtime thriller in the semi-finals and the Colorado Chaos Blue defeated the Shining Stars Black 84-37 in the other semi-final game.

 

Leilon Willingham (62 SF Mullen 2011) was named Most Outstanding Player of the 16 year-old division. He was phenomenal all day long while leading the Colorado Hawks to the title. He is a versatile player who is very hard to guard due to his offensive versatility. He has a fantastic motor and is one of the top football prospects in the region as well. His basketball stock will certainly rise after his performance in the event.

 

Other notable prospects who made the All-Tournament Team in the 16 year-old division include: Tyrone Marshall (68 P George Washington 2011), Parker Semin (66 SF Arapahoe 2011), Ryan Winters (66 SF Regis 2011), Cameron Michael (63 SG Loveland 2011), Dominic Williams (63 SG Lincoln 2011), Cade Kloster (62 SG Longmont 2011), Joel Haywood (62 CG Lutheran 2011), Nate Engesser (63 SG Colorado Springs Christian 2012) and Jourdan Hunter (60 CG Montbello 2012).   

 

17 YEAR-OLD DIVISION ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

 

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

Sydney Donaldson (64 SG Longmont 2010)

Colorado Chaos Blue

 

NAME

HT

TEAM

HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS

Sydney Donaldson

6'4"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Longmont

2010

Nick Tomsick

6'1"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Broomfield

2010

Donthe Lucas

6'7"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Pueblo Central

2010

Terrell Brown

6'4"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Palmer

2011

Christian Lewis

6'5"

Colorado Chaos White

Denver Street School

2009

Alexander Merriex

6'1"

Colorado Chaos White

Denver East

2010

Jalen Little

5'10"

Colorado Chaos White

Palmer

2012

Tim Billingsley

6'3"

Colorado Select Blue

Arapahoe

2010

David Day

6'6"

Colorado Select Blue

ThunderRidge

2010

Jordan Adams

6'2"

Colorado Select Blue

Chaparral

2010

Bud Thomas

6'6"

Colorado Hawks

Regis

2010

Ray Riley

5'11"

Colorado Hawks

Thomas Jefferson

2010

Joseph Abrams

6'0"

Colorado Hawks

Aurora Central

2010

Keigan Peterson

6'0"

Shining Stars Black

Green Mountain

2010

Joel Hegarty

6'2"

Shining Stars Black

Faith Christian

2010

Kamryn Williams

6'3"

The Force Blue

Sierra

2010

 

16 YEAR-OLD DIVISION ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

 

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

Leilon Willingham (62 SF Mullen 2011)

Colorado Hawks

 

NAME

HT

TEAM

 HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS

Leilon Willingham

6'2"

Colorado Hawks

Mullen

2011

Isiah Cooper

5'8"

Colorado Hawks

Montbello

2011

Tyrone Marshall

6'8"

Colorado Hawks

George Washington

2011

Odessa Lear

6'3"

Colorado Hawks

George Washington

2011

Cameron Michael

6'3"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Loveland

2011

Cade Kloster

6'2"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Longmont

2011

Parker Semin

6'6"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Arapahoe

2011

Joel Haywood

6'2"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Lutheran

2011

Niko Read

6'1"

Colo Basketball Academy

Valor Christian

2011

Ryan Winters

6'6"

Colo Basketball Academy

Regis

2011

Aric Kaiser

6'1"

Shining Stars Black

Broomfield

2011

Dominic Williams

6'3"

Colorado Select

Lincoln

2011

Jared Boyle

5'10"

Colorado Select

Highlands Ranch

2011

Marcus Byrd

6'7"

Next Level

Highlands Ranch

2011

Jourdan Hunter

6'0"

Next Level

Montbello

2012

Nate Engesser

6'3"

Colorado Chaos White

Colo Springs Christian

2012

 

17 YEAR-OLD DIVISION LEADING SCORERS

 

NAME

HT

TEAM

HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS

AVERAGE

Christian Lewis

6'5"

Colorado Chaos White

Denver Street School

2009

25.0

Tim Billingsley

6'3"

Colorado Select Blue

Arapahoe

2010

20.0

Bud Thomas

6'6"

Colorado Hawks

Regis

2010

17.7

Keigan Peterson

6'0"

Shining Stars Black

Green Mountain

2010

17.0

Sydney Donaldson

6'4"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Longmont

2010

15.7

Joel Hegarty

6'2"

Shining Stars Black

Faith Christian

2010

14.7

David Day

6'6"

Colorado Select Blue

ThunderRidge

2010

14.7

Joseph Abrams

6'0"

Colorado Hawks

Aurora Central

2010

14.7

Jordan Adams

6'2"

Colorado Select Blue

Chaparral

2010

13.0

Thomas Bropleh

6'5"

Colorado Chaos Blue

George Washington

2009

13.0

 

16 YEAR-OLD DIVISION LEADING SCORERS

 

NAME

HT

TEAM

HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS

AVERAGE

Leilon Willingham

6'3"

Colorado Hawks

Mullen

2011

22.0

Niko Read

6'0"

Colo Basketball Academy

Valor Christian

2011

20.0

Dominic Williams

6'4"

Colorado Select

Lincoln

2011

18.0

Jared Boyle

5'10"

Colorado Select

Highlands Ranch

2011

17.7

Jourdan Hunter

6'0"

Next Level

Montbello

2012

16.0

Nate Engesser

6'3"

Colorado Chaos White

Colo Spgs Christian

2012

15.7

Ryan Winters

6'6"

Colo Basketball Academy

Regis

2011

14.7

Brian Davidson

6'7"

Colorado Chaos White

Montrose

2011

14.0

Cade Kloster

6'2"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Longmont

2011

13.3

Parker Semin

6'6"

Colorado Chaos Blue

Arapahoe

2011

13.3

 

 

17 YEAR-OLD DIVISION CHAMPIONS

COLORADO CHAOS BLUE

 

 

16 YEAR-OLD DIVISION CHAMPIONS

COLORADO HAWKS