World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter spent Sunday in Atlanta, Ga. for the Under Armour Rise Championships.
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Championship: AC Georgia 67, Team Factory 17U 62: Bellevue West wing Louis Fidler led Factory with 20 points, while Max Murrell (Millard North) scored 13.
College coaches in attendance: Kansas State’s Bruce Weber and Stanford’s Jared Hasse were the head coaches in attendance. Assistant coaches from Cincinnati, Princeton, Presbyterian, Old Dominion, Yale, Dartmouth, Air Force, Murray State and George Mason were in attendance.
Team Factory 17U 65, Martin Brothers (Iowa) 57: In the semifinals of the bronze division, Factory has a little less trouble with Martin Brothers than they did in a pool play game on Thursday. Bellevue West wing Louis Fidler set the tone early scoring 12 first-half points and paced Factory to a 37-24 halftime lead. Fidler led the team in scoring with 15. Bellevue West forward John Shanklin scored eight of his 13 points in the second half, and Millard North forward Max Murrell finished with 11.
College coaches in attendance: Creighton’s Greg McDermott, Iowa State’s Steve Prohm and UNO’s Derrin Hansen were the head coaches in attendance. Assistant coaches from Lehigh, Minnesota, Cornell, Princeton, Virginia Tech, William & Mary and Northwestern were in attendance.
Championship: Marcus Denmon Elite 78, Team Factory 16U 66: Factory couldn’t overcome an early 20-2 deficit. Factory cut the Denmon Elite lead to as little as 10 in the second half, but Marcus Denmon Elite held on to win the inaugural UA Rise 16U Championship. Bellevue West guard Chucky Hepburn led Factory in scoring with 22 points. Greg Brown (Omaha Burke) had 15, and Frankie Fidler (Bellevue West) had 14.
Team Factory 16U 61, Corey Graham Elite (Buffalo, NY) 57: In the semifinals, Omaha Burke wing Greg Brown was 3-of-4 from beyond the 3-point line in the games first six minutes. His streak would continue in the second half and as he paced Factory with 22 points. Tyler Sandoval (Millard North) scored 13 of his 20 in the first half.
College coaches in attendance: Creighton’s Greg McDermott, UNO’s Derrin Hansen, Drake’s Darian DeVries were the head coaches in attendance. Assistant coaches from Oregon, Minnesota and Valparaiso were in attendance.
KC Run GMC 60, Team Factory 15U 47: Omaha Central’s Jay Dawson led Factory with 11 points, while Blake Miller (Nebraska City Lourdes) scored five and led the team with seven rebounds.
VA Havoc (Virginia) 61, Team Factory 15U 40: PJ Davis (Omaha Central) was the only player in double figures with 10.
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