TNBA’s Elite 4th Grade Team Wins Nationals!
July 8-13, 2012 AAU National Tournament, Cincinnati, Ohio
Congratulations are in order for the National Basketball Academy’s 4th grade boys travel team – TNBA WEST ELITE! The boys brought home the 2nd Round Championship from the AAU National Tournament held this year in Cincinnati, Ohio. To reach their accomplishment, the boys had to beat teams from all over the country – Minnesota Magic, Team Nebraska, Memphis Runnaz, Memphis War Eagles, Texas 2020. In addition to the trophy and medals, this victory gains them an automatic bid to return to the National Tournament next year.
Ranked #9 in the nation in their division this year, team TNBA WEST ELITE is pictured below. From left to right, back row: Coach Steve Vega, Tanner Russel (Avon Lake), Jack Burdett (Hudson), Shemar Morrow (Cleveland), Grant Huffman (Aurora), Christian Pfeiffer (Lorain), Coach Dwayne Hightower. From left to right, front row: Team manager Luke Wilson, Tae Perie (Green), Devin Hightower (Aurora), Seth Wilson (Lorain), Connor O’Toole (Avon). Team sponosors: Dr. Neil Smith and Basketball Assist.