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AX2024 Kicks Off UA Future

The southeast region of the 2019 UA Future circuit is now underway. Session I, which took place May 11-12 at LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, GA just outside of Atlanta, saw a host of elite middle school teams in action.

TAKE AWAYS FOR AX2024
Atlanta Xpress 2024 boys went into UA Future Southeast, Session 1 ready to take on the challenges that would face them throughout the weekend-long event. With key big man David Clark (broken thumb) and valuable reserve power forward Josh Langefels (ankle sprain) out of the lineup, the team got off to a sluggish start and struggled to protect the paint against several very big teams. Despite going 0-4 in their circuit debut, the team learned the value of fighting hard, and ended their weekend on a 5-point loss in the final seconds of their last game.  The key lessons our AX2024 team took away from the weekend was that anyone can be beaten if they do not come ready to compete at their best; and that it requires teamwork and discipline to win elite level basketball games.

UPCOMING FORECAST
With only one session (four games) remaining in the southeast region of the circuit, before heading to Kansas City (MO) for the UA Future National Championships, AX2024 realizes that the road to the top half of their region is still possible, but has become tougher.

Still on a mission to pick up their first win of the circuit, and improve their overall UA Future record, AX2024 is looking forward to having their key bigs back in the lineup to help them #UnleashChaos in Hoover, AL for Session 2 on June 1-2.

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AX2024 Wins 2019 Playmakers Easter Bash

Atlanta Xpress 2024 took home the 13U/7th grade boys championship trophy (and medals) at the 2019 Playmakers Easter Bash tournament in Marietta, GA.

AX2024 put on a dominating performance throughout the weekend, going 3-0 in pool play before entering the championship game. Their smothering team defense, disciplined play, and topnotch sharp shooting was too much for opponents, leading to win margins as large as 53 points.

SCORES INCLUDED:

  • Game 1 vs SBC | 54 - 22
  • Game 2 vs HNS Ballerz | 65 - 25
  • Game 3 vs SBC | 63 - 10
  • Game 4 vs EC Playmakers | 48 - 28 (Championship)

Joining AX2024 in the win columns for the weekend were Atlanta Xpress 2023 Select and Atlanta Xpress 2.0 (2023). Both 2023 teams went undefeated in their respective 14U/8th grade pools, before meeting in the championship game and taking home both the 1st and 2nd place trophies - respectively.

All-in-all, it was a great Easter weekend for all three of our Atlanta Xpress teams as they prepare to Unleash Choas at the 2019 UA Future circuit in May and June. Up next for Atlanta Xpress 2024 is the Tennessee Primetime Showcase in Murfreesboro, TN.

ABOUT UA FUTURE CIRCUIT

The UA Future circuit is an invitation only league for select elite travel teams in the 10U-14U age groups. UA Future is a league style format where teams play four games in their two assigned regional events (a total of eight games), before qualifying to compete in the National Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. There are a total of 9 UA Future regions across the US & Canada.