- Bob Gibbons, Scouts Inc. Basketball Recruiting
Indiana Elite stands out at the Tournament of Champions
The nation's best summer basketball team, the Indiana Elite, based in Indianapolis, Ind., extended their spring record to 30-2 by winning seven games and beating out 63 other teams to win the Reebok/Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions over Memorial Day weekend. This team was well coached by Mark Adams and lived up to its name with their unselfish team play, tenacious defense and outstanding assortment of individual talents. The Indiana Elite defeated The King of the Court (Cleveland, Ohio) 70-51 in the 17-Under National Championship game.
The Elite was led by tournament MVP, 7-1 center Tyler Zeller (Washington, Ind.) and Arizona bound, 6-7 power forward Emmanuel Negedu (Wolfeboro, NH, Brewster Academy), who each had 13 points. Negedu actually could have shared MVP honors with Zeller. He was a ferocious rebounder, post defender and was unstoppable going to the hoop. Future Michigan State Spartan, 6-8 forward Delvon Roe (Lakewood, Ohio) had 27 points in a valiant effort for KOTC.