Scott’s All-Stars sixth-grade team participated in Aiken Warriors Super Regional tournament April 20-22 in Aiken, S.C.
According to founder and coach Marcus Scott IV, the team finished 2-3 and took fifth place out of 13 teams.
“This was a great tournament for the kids as we see improvement every game,” Scott said. “Our main focus is to improve every game so that we are ready for our national tournament.”
Scott said with continued improvement, his team has a good shot at becoming national champions.
“Currently, we are putting emphasis on being fundamentally sound and learning from game to game, and we feel winning more games will follow,” he said.
Scott said the boys went into the tournament missing their second-leading scorer and point guard Jalen Jackson. He said that allowed opponents to focus on their primary ball-handler and leading scorer Marcus Scott.
“However, this allowed our other players to realize they must step up and handle the ball more, which will make us a better team headed into our national tournaments in July,” Scott said. “I am proud of our team’s effort and hard work thus far, but continuous improvement is our goal.”
Scott said people might perceive this program as merely a basketball program. But he said it is much more than that.
“The kids must learn before they are able to execute on the basketball court,” Scott said. “They are learning to be more disciplined. They are learning to work hard. They are learning about different colleges. But most importantly, they are learning that academics are first.”
Augusta Metro 50, SAS 42
M. Scott 14, Dandy 8, Moser 8, Humphries 6, I. Scott 4, Barnhill 2
South Carolina Ballers 68, SAS 60
M. Scott 27, I. Scott 12, Humphries 11, Moser 10
SAS 15, Orangeburg Xpress 0 (forfeit)
SAS 32, Aiken Warriors 19
SAS 47, Team Truth 70
M. Scott 22, Humphries 14, Dandy 8, Moser 2, I. Scott 1