On Tuesday, September 3rd River City Reign 16U elite team was ranked third in the state of Virginia for the final rankings of the AAU season by VantageHoops.com (@Vantagehoops). Reign's oldest team won over 50 games in the the age group's first year in the 16 and under league.
They won their division in multiple tournaments, including the Maryland Invitational Tournament, Big Shots Virginia Beach, NTBA State 17 and Under, Reign Classic, Big Shots Myrtle Beach Certified Silver, and Big Shots Atlanta Certified Silver. RCR participated in tournaments from DC all the way to Las Vegas in a very successful season.
Jermaine "JJ" Matthews shined after joining the team a few weeks into the AAU season. The 6'8" First Team All-State selection in 2013-2014, joined an already successful program and only elevated the team with his physicality and skill set. During the live periods, Matthews picked up offers from James Madison University, Longwood University and Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Teaming up with JJ in the post was 6'10" John Salley, who became one of the most improved players in the state of Virginia this summer. Salley recently reclassified at Benedictine Prep, to the Class of 2017. Several division one programs started showing interest in Sally as he continued to improve during the summer, hearing from the likes Radford University, University Maryland Eastern Shore, James Madison University, Loyola and Robert Morris. Expect his list to grow substantially as he continues to improve his game.
River City Reign hosted a list of excellent players in both the 16U and 15U age groups. The 16U team got great performances from Tahkey Williams, Daekwon Spence, Aaron Fowlkes, Jamie Anderson, Gus Rowland, Vilontae Eanes, Charles Falden, Ameer Bennet, and Jamal Newton. Profiles Coming...
The River City Reign 15U team was one of the premier teams in the state as well. Stay tuned to RiverCityReign.com for a recap of their season in the coming days.