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Meanstreets Wins 16-U AAU National Championship!

Brian Stinnette
July 7, 2003

Meanstreets has won the 2003 16-U AAU National Championship! Tai Streets squad defeated the Atlanta Celtics in the championship game on Sunday at Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University.

Meanstreets rolled through an incredibly strong bracket to win the championship. Their road included wins over Ohio Red, Indiana Red, the New York Gauchos, the Georgia Stars and a 61-59 win over the Atlanta Celtics for the championship.

Playing together as a unit, Meanstreets utilized a balanced attack throughout the tournament. They blew out opponents in pool play, and then to knocked off highly regarded teams with star players in the tournament. Michael Williams (New York Gauchos), Josh McRoberts (Indiana Red) and Louis Williams (Georgia Stars) all considered among the top Class of 2005 prospects in the country, were unable to lead their respective teams past Meanstreets.

Star point guard Maurice Acker (Hillcrest) told Chicago Hoops that it feels good, real good to be National Champions. Meanstreets features a number of star players from south suburban high schools. In addition to Acker, the team is led by Jerel McNeal (Hillcrest), Brandon Long (Rich Central), Brandon Dagans (Thornton), Joevan Catron (Thornton) and Donnell Lyons (Thornton).