PGC 15U UAA - Black Dominates Field On Way To Title
The Wisconsin Playground Club 15U - UAA Black team used a balanced attack offensively and relied 100% on sound man-to-man defense to capture the 2019 ROCK Spring Classic held in Stoughton, Wisconsin.
J.T. Seagreaves was named the event's Most Outstanding Player and led the squad in both rebounds and blocked shots while contributing offensively both inside and out to 15-16 feet. The 6'5" athletic post had a few crowd pleasing dunks that seemed to energize not only the PGC faithful in attendance but also his teammates.
Danilo Jovanovich and Andrew Keller also played huge roles for the team on the interior. Keller too had multiple dunks in a variety of settings while Jovanovich showed the ability to score in the mid range and off the bounce from the top of the key.
Casey Verhagen ran the team all weekend long directing sets and consistently set up his teammates for easy scores. Verhagen also showed his ability to score when his number was called.
Luke Haertle scored from all 3 levels throughout the event. He made several shots from beyond the arc while making numerous pull-up jumpers from 15-17 feet. Perhaps what was most intriguing was his ability to punish other guards in the lane with physical post moves and easy scores.
Jack Campion, Carson Leuzinger and Carson Sippel each had big games during the event. Campion is ultra quick with the ball in his hands and had a few key scoring runs all on his own. Leuzinger seems to just play his role as the coaching staff has asked and make big shots at big moments while also being steady with the basketball. Sippel had a monster game in bracket play connecting on several shots from beyond the arc while also scoring off the drive and getting multiple steals while playing intense defense on his opponent.
Greyson Pritzl was fantastic in the semifinal win over Breakaway Basketball (Illinois). He hit a long ball to ignite a bit run, got a key steal and had several quality assists.
Overall the 15U UAA Black team went 7-0 on the weekend beating a well coached, JH1 Elite (Wisconsin), 67-57 in the championship game. The team will travel to Kansas City, Missouri next to compete in their first Under Armour event of the season.