Pistons Elite take 3rd place at AYBT Nationals

July 19th, 2015


The Pistons Elite Boys 7th grade team won the Bronze Medal at the 2015 AYBT National Tournament in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, finishing in 3rd place in their division.

“For our first season as Pistons Elite, I could not be more pleased,” said Head Coach Geo Thomas after the game, “We really played well and the kids represented their coach, their family and the Pistons Organization with class.”

The Elite faced the #2 seed Indiana Legacy in the semi-finals and lost by just one point, 40-39.  It was a furious finish for Elite who wiped out a seven point deficit with under a minute remaining.  Late second threes by Clayton Fox and  Jaylin Atchison cut the lead to one point but time ran out before the Elite could foul and stop the clock.

The Elite finished the season 16-12 and a final four appearance at Nationals capped off a tremendous season.  “These kids played so hard and came a long way this season.  To compete on an elite level like we did and remain competitive was a testament to the teamwork and the family this team has become.  I am very proud of them.”

Clayton Fox was the team’s leading scorer in Ft Wayne, averaging 12.5ppg.  Matt Fricke and Nathan Howard shared the rebound lead with 8.5 boards per game.


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