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17u Adidas Summer Championships Final Preview

By Marcus Carr, 07/14/19, 1:15PM EDT


Hoover, Ala. — The Adidas Summer Championships Final is here and is expected to live up to all of the hype around the matchup. The semi finals were filled with drama and tight games during both matches. 

D1 Minnesota vs Garner Road Basketball Club was a tough low scoring battle that ended up in overtime after a D1 Minnesota’s Ben Carlson hit a clutch layup to tie up at 44 as time expired. Day’ron Sharpe was unbelievable and posted yet another double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sharpe made various defense plays throughout the game and was the offensive catalyst for Garner Road.

On the other hand, Atlanta Celtics and Team Loaded VA lit up the scoreboard both tallying over 75 points, the Celtics trailed by as many as 14 in the first half but, they regrouped and made a surge led by guards Caleb Murphy, Devion Smith and Dwon Odom who scored a combined 61 points. 

It’s been the guard play that has boasted the Celtics into the championship and they will need every bit of it as they face the tough interior defense of Day’ron Sharpe. For Garner Road, they will need to slow the tempo of the Celtics. In their first matchup on Thursday the Celtics won 57-52 led by Devion Smiths 23 and Dwon Odom’s 14, it will be essential for Sharpe to post another double-double and Garner road to get scoring contributions from the rest of their rost.

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