Dallas AAU Saturday recap: OSA Crusaders 17U nets pair of wins in front of several Division I coaches

Nick Ferrarini (Millard North) led OSA Crusaders 17u in scoring in two of three games Saturday.

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OSA Crusaders 17u Adidas finished the day at 2-1 with wins over Team Carroll and Michigan Mustangs. In front of a bevy of college coaches, including Nebraska and Creighton, the Crusaders were led by Platteview post Brady Heiman with 13 points and Millard North wing Nick Ferrarini with 11 in their first action of the NCAA live period.

Game two was a hard fought 64-59 loss to New Orleans Elite. While playing in front of coaches from Minnesota, Creighton, South Dakota State, UNO, Wichita State and Northern Iowa to name a few, Ferrarini and Kanon Koster scored in double figures with 13 and 11.

In game three, the Crusaders came out firing on all cylinders — at one point holding a 17 point advantage over the Mustangs of Michigan. OSA held off a furious comeback attempt to win 63-54. Ferrarini once again led the team in scoring with 14 points while Omaha Burke's Shereef Mitchell chipped in 11.

OSA Crusaders 16u Adidas finished the day at 1-1 and an overall record of 1-2 heading into Sunday. They had an opening round loss on Friday night to Louisville Magic, followed by a 70-65 win over Team Arsenal and a 79-58 loss to Colorado Hawks. The Crusaders' final game of the weekend is Sunday at noon versus Team M.O.A.M.

OSA Crusaders 15u Adidas had an up and down first three games in the Gauntlet, sitting at 1-2 on the weekend with two close losses. The first on Friday to IndiHoops.com, the No. 2 ranked 15u team in the country, 59-53. After starting down 14-2, the Crusaders couldn't find a way to come all the way back and capture the big win. Saturday morning's 56-50 win over Urban Asak, which was followed by a 37-34 loss to Net Gain Sports, has the Crusaders heading to Sunday morning game with Upward Stars itching for a victory.

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Omaha Elite opened NY2LA league play on Friday night with a 62-53 loss to Kessel Heat Black out of Minnesota. Glenwood, Iowa, forward Andrew Blum led the way with 13 points in the opening-round loss. A loss to team Team Blaze Select and a win over AUSA Platinum has Elite at 1-2 through Saturday. Their final game of the weekend will be versus Mac Irvin Fire Elite on Sunday at 12:20.

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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