Monday, March 24, 2014

Trophy Winners - March 23, 2014

Coach Travis Lee and his Mighty Atlanta Select Eleventh Grade RED Elite team earned championship status at the D1Spects' "March Madness Classic" on March 23, 2014. Played 3 games on Sunday with the semi-final and championship game back to back. His players performed with the perseverance and skilled that displayed truce championship. Just Go Select!!!
Four of his players made the all-tournament team, from left to right - Shawn Fox Fayetteville HS, Travis Lee II River Ridge HS, Austin Samuel Salem HS and Jaylor Gamble Alpharetta HS. Players from all over metro Atlanta play Atlanta Select and achieve notable recognition. What can I say? Just Go Select!!!

Kudos to Austin Samuel - selected MVP. Just Go Select!!!


The Mighty Atlanta Select Eleventh Grade 8732 under the leadership of Head Coach Mark Gates has earned more trophies than any other Atlanta Select team. 

Being in existence since the beginning of the organization in 2005, several of these young men have played all over the nation and now ready for the next level. 

What can I say Just Go Select!!!
 Three players in the center of the top picture are pictured below celebrating their second national championship at the beach at Myrtle Beach in 2008. Can you find them?

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The Mighty Atlanta Select Eighth Grade BLACK Team with Head Coach Kevin Morris earned their first trophy of the season at the D1Spects "March Madness" Tournament. 

Three of the Mighty BLACK team were selected for the All-Tournament Team, from left to right - Byron Woodard KIPP, Tahmaj Faust Decatur Adventist Junior Academy and Xavier Robinson Rex Mill MS. Congratulations to all.
Be prepared to see these student athletes appearing in the "Trophy Case" many times this season. Just Go Select!!!


The Mighty Atlanta Seventh Grade COLLEGE BOUND Team entered the tournament tied down. Dressed for Success.
Then they change into their work clothes.
They wait patiently to go to work.
They out worked their opponents.
Resulting in achieving the championship at the Hardwood Classic.
They work hard for the honor.
Congratulations to Coach Johnson and his Cadre for leading this Mighty Team.

Just Go Select!!!

With very little fanfare the Mighty Atlanta Select Eleventh Grade CLASSIC Team earned their second trophy in their second tournament of the season. Last week as Runner-up.
This week as Champions at the Hard wood Classic.
Congratulations to Coach Philip Venson and his Mighty Team. They are on a roll this season.


Head Coach Lawson and his Assistant Coach Tate can be justifiable proud of their Mighty Fifth Grade RED Team. Playing in a tournament with sixth graders they held their own. How? By winning the championship at the D1Spects March Madness Classic.

Trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter - from left to right - Dominique Hunter Miller grove Elem, Hayden Blanz Greater Atlanta Christian, Khessi "KJ" Ingram Bouie Elem and Asaad Lawson Museum School of Avondale Estates, aggressively lead the team to the win.
 Gaining a selection on the All-Tournament team were Danny "Lights Out" Carter #35 Miller Grove Elem, KJ "Comedy Central" Ingram #17 Bouie Elem and Ahmand "Lil Barkley" Tate #00 Bouie Elem.

MVP Khessie"KJ" "Comedy Central" Ingram truly measured up to the task.

Congratulations to The Mighty Fifth Grade RED Team earning their first championship trophy for the year.

Just Go Select!!!


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tyler Thornton - Hoop Seen - Just Go Select

Kudos for Tyler Thornton, a member of the Mighty Atlanta Select Ninth Grade SILVER Team.  Tyler recently attended a camp hosted by Hoop Seen. The staff writer, Justin Young, wrote the comments about Tyler below.

JY's notes from the notepad from The Elite Preview

The Elite Preview was exactly what the name says it was - a preview to the top players in the state of Georgia. I unload my notes from Saturday's camp and take a look at the players that caught my eye.

Speaking of class of 2017 big men...remember the name Tyler Thornton of South Atlanta. The 6-foot-7 rookie is raw right now but big enough and at the right school to track. South Atlanta has produced a number of quality big men over the years, most notably Derrick Favors and Nick Jacobs. Thornton has the frame to develop into one of the best young big men in Atlanta.

Justin Young is the Managing Editor of He has over 15 years of experience in sports media, including time as the national basketball recruiting editor of and the publisher of the Georgia Hoops recruiting report.

Atlanta Select salutes Tyler who has been a member of the organization for 4 years. He is a hard worker who has attended our Fall Skills Development camp all four years.
Tyler never gives up and strives to excel in all his endeavors, whether in the classroom or the court. This high jumper and achiever earned MVP status in Middle School for the 2012-2013 season and lead his AAU team, The Mighty Atlanta Select 8th Grade Silver team, to earned 8 trophies last season.
Tyler and Atlanta Select appreciate the kind words and the evaluation by Justin Young at the recent Elite Review Showcase. We are confident that Tyler will continue to excel!!!

Just Go Select!!!