Pryme Tyme And Illinois Titans Share The Gold Title, Mac Irvin Fire Wins The Silver And Rising Stars Blue Team Claim The 17-U Bronze Title At The 2010 Spring Tip-Off Classic

Chicago Hoops
March 29, 2010

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Pryme Tyme and the Illinois Titans shared the 17-U Gold title after advancing to the Gold Division championship game. George Marshall, Wayne Blackshear and the Mac Irvin Fire defeated Mycheal Henry, and the Rising Stars to win the Silver Division title at the 2010 Spring Tip-Off Classic.

Pryme Tyme scored a big 67-66 semifinal win over Terry Porter Elite (WI) on a three-point basket by Class of 2012 star Fred Van Vleet (Rockford Auburn) in the closing seconds to advance to the title game. The Illinois Titans topped a very strong Old Gold team in their half of the semifinal bracket to advance into the 17-U Gold Division title game. The teams shared the 17-U Gold Division title after play was stopped with 15:22 remaining in their contest.

The 17-U Silver Division championship game was a star-studded affair, and put two of the hottest 2011 prospects in the country in Louisville-bound Wayne Blackshear (Chicago Morgan Park) and Mycheal Henry (Chicago Orr) opposite one another. The Fire led 36-27 at halftime behind a strong effort from Wisconsin-bound George Marshall (Chicago Brooks) who scored 12 first half points including a pair of three-point baskets.

The Fire dialed it up a notch in the second half as Marshall, Blackshear and Macari Brooks (Rich South) all scored 8 points in the second half to fuel the Fire as they pulled away for a 72-56 win. Marshall led all scorer's with 19 points. Blackshear backed him up with 16 points. Mycheal Henry led the Rising Stars with 15 points. Jack Ryan (Glenbrook South) and Ryan Sawvell (Mundelein) backed him up with 14 points and 12 points respectively. Marshall and Blackshear shared MVP honors for the 17-U Silver Division.

The Rising Stars Blue team defeated the Illinois Bears to win the 17-U Bronze Division title. Terrell Green scored 15 points in the title game to lead the Rising Stars. Ryan Williams and Clark Rosenberg backed up Green with 12 and 11 points respectively. Green was tabbed as the 17-U Bronze Division MVP.