RRR: Kasey Wilson at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions


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Apr 19, 2009
Bob Gibbons' Tournament of Champions in North Carolina is one of the premier AAU tournaments of the year drawing AAU teams from all over the United States and Canada. The 17U tournament featured 64 of the top AAU teams around with 16 pool-winners advancing to the 17U national playoffs, while the second-place pool finishers advanced to the 17U select playoffs. Kasey Wilson and his Florida Elite 17U team played in Pool I and were seeded 2nd in their pool which included the #1 New England Playaz, #3 NC Gaters Blue, and #4 Team Power, GA.

Read more about Kasey's performance at: http://theramrecruitingreport.blogspot.com/2010/06/kasey-wilson-continues-to-impress-on_03.html
Thanks DB for giving this Rams BB junkie a little something to keep my jones from coming down.
ShoeSh1ne said:
New England Playaz?


Yes, really. That is Playaz. No E, no R. Yes A, yes Z. The Z really puts it over the top. Are we recruiting anyone from that team?
The New England Playaz have some real studs like 6'9 C Markus Kennedy and Naadir Tharpe (Providence) in the Class of 2011, and 7 footer Kaleb Tarczewski and 6'10 Alex Murphy (who just got an offer from Duke during the tournament). Blowing them out like Elite did and Kasey putting up 22 points against those guys is pretty impressive.

I don't believe we are recruiting anyone from the Playaz, but we are seriously recruiting a guy from New England in Jordan Laguerre who was a 2010 guy who reclassified to 2011 and is doing a post-grad year at New Hampton next season. He played for Mass Rivals however and is an explosive scorer and a great 3-point shooter.

If you remember it was at the Pittsburgh Jam Fest where Pierria' aggravated his thigh bruise and developed a contusion which required emergency surgery. At that same tournament, Jordan Laguerre went off for Mass Rivals during the tournament. He opened pool play with a bang, knocking down 8 3-pointers en route to a sparkling 36-point performance in a 80-36 win over Team Delaware. They next faced the national champions from Canada in YAACE and scored 24 of his teams 49 points in a 49-42 win.

The Rivals team ran into the New Jersey Playaz (yeah there is more than one :lol:) where Jordan had his 3rd straight 20-point plus game but they came up short losing 74-52. Laguerre is an explosive scorer who's knock is his height at 6'2. Big East schools have looked at him and are not sure he has the height to play in the Big East. That's primarily why ESPN dropped him from a 90 to an 88. We would gladly take him at VCU. He would be an impact player as he has BCS athleticism and a high motor with explosive scoring ability. We are coming pretty hard at him so hopefully he commits in the near future.