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Champions Crowned at the 2022 U.S. Open Basketball Championships

  • Date:
    Jul 17, 2022


·      U.S. Open Basketball Championship Standings



After five days of full-out competition on the hardwood, eight 2022 U.S. Open Basketball champions were crowned.  


Sunday’s championship round featured down-to-the-wire finishes, comebacks and outstanding all-around play. 


At the end of the day, eight champions were crowned in the U.S. Open Basketball Championships top Stars Division.


The 2022 U.S. Open Basketball Championships featured boys and girls teams from 24 states and Canada, in Westfield, Indiana, with boys and girls 10th grade, boys 9th grade, girls 9th grade, boys 8th grade, boys 13U, girls 13U/12U and boys 12U champions crowned.


12U Boys

Austin Select (TX) grabbed an early lead and fought off Mooresville Runnin' Rebels Elite (NC) the rest of the way enroute to posting a 73-67 win and laying claim to the Boys 13U U.S. Open Basketball Championship.  Jordan Smith tallied 20 points and Joaquin Wiley added 15 for Austin Select.


“It’s been an incredible experience,” commented Austin Select 12U Boys head coach Nate Paul. “This is something the kids and the families have really enjoyed, getting to be a part of USA Basketball. We are proud of our kids, they fought hard and played hard. We are proud of their effort, and we are excited to come back next year and try to win again.”


13U Boys

Illinois Flight (IL) finished perfect after earning an 85-72 win versus Austin Select in the title game of the Boys 13U U.S. Open Basketball Championship. Trailing 34-28 at halftime, Illinois Flight exploded in the third period to outscore Austin 27-13 and grab a 55-47 lead and take control of the gold medal game. Illinois Flight’s Jaxson Davis led the way to win with 37 points.


“It was a really good weekend overall. We competed,” said Brandon Brown, head coach of the Illinois Flight. “We knew today that they were going to come out and give us their best shot. We got down early, but the kids kept playing, competing, and listening. But overall, it's been a really good weekend. I'm glad to be here and thank you to USA Basketball.” 


In the 13U Boys Stripes Division championship, Grindhouse Hoops Red (MD) defeated Primetime Performance (WV) 65-58.


12U/13U Girls

The AL Southern Starz 2028 (AL) had no answer for Cal Storm Team Taurasi’s (CA) pressure defense and fast-paced offense, as Cal Storm captured a 76-64 victory to take home the 12U/13U Girls Stars Division championship. Cal Storm led 40-27 at half and after opening a 55-37 advantage after three quarters, rolled on to the win. Pacing Cal Storm’s scoring were Kaleena Smith with 19 points and Addysen Carr added 18.


“All the ladies played terrifically. They made great adjustments coming from California, being able to come out here and play terrific competition and other talented young ladies,” said Cal Storm Team Taurasi mentor Aundre Cummings. “They listened to detail. The hard work we put in at home was on full display. I am just miraculously happy for our success this weekend. My team grew and matured a lot. They grew in the moment. Most kids this age grow within time, but they grew every game. I am so happy to see that.” 


In Sunday’s 12U/13U Girls Stripes championship game, Team Sims (MA) slipped past Lady Gym Rats - Hreno (IN) 45-40 for the trophy.


8th Grade Boys

In a championship game that was close until the final 90 seconds, Grand Park Premier - 2026 Red (IN) persevered over All Ohio Northwest (OH) 72-64 for the 8th Grade Boys Stars Division title. Grand Park led 44-37 at halftime, but All Ohio Northwest rallied to take a one point, 51-50, lead into the final period. Grand Park outscored All Ohio Northwest 22-13 in the final 10 minutes to capture the win. Anthony Coellnor led Grand Park with 16 points.


“They played great. Everyone contributed throughout the game. Over the course of the week, we got better. I am really proud of the guys for winning this championship,” said Evan Suttner, head coach of the Grand Park Premier – 2026.


Sunday’s 8th Grade Boys Stripes Division championship game saw Mississippi Celtics Elite (MS) upend Bakerhoops AllStars (PA) 73-66. 


9th Grade Girls

Cal Storm Team Taurasi 9th (CA) claimed to the 9th Grade Girls Stars Division title after defeating TTG Free Agents (VA) 70-63. Winning its first four games by an average of 41.3 points a game, the Cal Storm, who led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, could never put TTG Free Agents away in the gold medal clash. Cal Storm led 41-33 at halftime but TTG closed to within one point in the third stanza and trailed 56-53 heading into the final period. Cal Storm’s Grace Knox scored seven points down the stretch to help her team hold off TTG and Olivia Hamilin led Cal Storm’s offense with 22 points.


“We appreciate games like this, they make us better. They are competitive. We had to make some adjustments and they had to adjust. The competitive nature of this tournament made us all better,” Erin Thorn, Cal Storm Team Taurasi 9th-grade girls head coach said.  


In Sunday’s 9th Grade Girls Stripes Division championship game, Lady Gym Rats - Garrett (IN) defeated Team Sims (MA) 67-58. 


9th Grade Boys

Martin Brothers Basketball (IA) simply had too much offensive firepower for Indiana Rise in the 9th Grade Boys Stars Division championship game. Martin Brothers, which entered the title game averaging 85.7 points a game, claimed the title after outscoring Indiana Rise 97-70. Martin Brothers took charge of the gold medal game early and never looked back.  Jalen Kirkpatrick and Trey McKowen paced Martin Brother’s scoring with 18 and 17 points respectively.


“We played nine games this weekend and went 9-0, so what it took was different people at different times. It wasn’t one guy the whole tournament. Everybody played a different role in different situations in different games,” Martin Brothers Basketball head coach Jon McKowen said. “People tried to guard us in different ways, and our team was just so unselfish that they just shared the ball. They had great attitudes and were really good teammates, that’s why we were able to play well all week. We weren't a rollercoaster up and down because we played unselfish basketball.” 


South Florida Elite (FL) earned the 9th Grade Boys Stripes Division title.


10th Grade Girls

After easy semifinal victories by Cal Storm Team Taurasi (CA) and Lady Team Teague (IN), the 10th Grade Girls Stars Division championships featured a rematch of a preliminary round meeting that saw Lady Team Teague eke out a 50-49 win in the two teams first game. The two teams again battled evenly in the gold medal contest and thanks to a 3-pointer from Layla Faught with 6.4 seconds left, Cal Storm captured a 69-68 victory and the coveted title.  


“First off, this was an extraordinary event. Each game we got better. Everything that we worked on in the beginning games to prepare us for this, they did a good job of responding to,” said Julius Barren, Cal Storm Team Taurasi 10th grade girls coach. “I drew up that last shot. I didn’t want overtime. We went for it and knocked it down.” 


10th Grade Boys

BABC had too much for Martin Brothers Basketball (IA) and captured a 87-46 victory to earn the 10th Grade Boys Stars Division crown. Martin Brothers, which claimed an emotional last-second semifinal win earlier on Sunday to earn its spot in the championship game, struggled to stay with a dominating BABC team that finished a perfect 7-0. BABC’s defense limited Martin Brothers to just nine first quarter points while putting up 19 and by halftime the game was safely tucked away with BABC leading 43-27.  Quentin Duncan paced BABC’s offense with 22 points.


“We played perfect basketball. We played as good a game as you can play against an opponent we’ve known for a long time. We really defended. We have a lot of weapons on the perimeter, and we really defended today,” said Leo Papile, BABC 10th Grade head coach.


Pick Enroll (MA) battled through the consolation bracket to defeat Indy Hoops Academy (IN), claiming the Stripes Division championship. 


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