Howard Pulley Grabs Win in AAU Super Showcase
Howard Pulley from Minneapolis, MN and BABC from Boston, MA took the court at ESPN Wide World of Sports for an anticipated match-up. ESPNU was there to cover the featured 17U AAU Super Showcase Gold division game. Both teams play in the Nike Sponsored EYBL, a 40 team league with four stops around the country with the Nike Peach Jam Event crowning the champion.
The game featured many top recruits, according to a number of scouting services. The key recruit of the night is the highly coveted point guard Tyus Jones from Howard Pulley. Jones’ teammate, big power forward Reid Travis mans the middle. Howard Pulley has another nationally ranked player in Top 60 2015 point guard Jarvis Johnson. BABC is a very balanced team led by their top player, 6’6 power forward Bonzie Colson.
Travis led in points scored with 31, followed by Jones, who grabbed 20 points for Howard Pulley. BABC’s Bonzie Colson led his team with 26 points in the game.
The first half was back and forth with Colson doing the most damage for BABC on both ends of the floor.
The third quarter began with Howard Pulley gaining a small three point lead, until BABC got hot, ending the third quarter with a 10 point lead.
The fourth quarter began with Pulley down a couple of buckets, until BABC went to work, led by Colson’s offensive play and Robinson’s defense in the lane, blocking shots.
With about 5 minutes left and a 10 point deficit, it became the Tyus Jones show. He got into the lane at will for layups, and dished out some no-look passes to Reid Travis for easy buckets. Sam Nueman & Jake Wright has some key 3 point buckets in the run to even out the score. Two big blocks by Colson & Robinson kept the score close for BABC. Two free throws by Jones gave his team the 64-61 advantage with 4 seconds left. BABC attempted one last half court shot, but it missed the basket, giving Howard Pulley the win, 64-61.
Check out the BABC vs Howard Pulley highlights in the RECAP video HERE
We caught up with one of the TOP ranked point guards in the NATION, Tyus Jones! Check out his interview HERE