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Syracuse Select AAU team wins national tournament

Following opening loss, local stars go 7-0 for tourney title

The Syracuse Select AAU basketball team won the Under-15 National Championship late last month in Hampton, Va. Front: Keisean Scott. Second row, from left: Jordan Roland, Jake Wittig, Connor Evans, Zach Gillard, Tim Marshall  coach Tim Marshall, head coach Pete Lobello. Back row: coach Jamie Evans, Tyler Reynolds, Jeff Lobello. Not pictured:  Zach Walser.

The Syracuse Select AAU basketball team won the Under-15 National Championship late last month in Hampton, Va. Front: Keisean Scott. Second row, from left: Jordan Roland, Jake Wittig, Connor Evans, Zach Gillard, Tim Marshall coach Tim Marshall, head coach Pete Lobello. Back row: coach Jamie Evans, Tyler Reynolds, Jeff Lobello. Not pictured: Zach Walser.

This followed on the heels of the AAU 10th grade team from Syracuse winning a national tournament in Orlando, Fla., on July 19, with a 73-62 win over the North Carolina Blazers.

Five members of Bishop Ludden’s 2012 state Class B championship team – Dan Kaigler, Ben Hackett, Kyle Hawk, Jack Rauch and Cameron Littlejohn – were on that team, Kaigler garnering tournament MVP honors as he and Hackett combined for 34 points in the title game.

Cazenovia teammates Andrew Vogl and Matt Bonavita and Pulaski stars Jimmy Carnes and Ronnie Williams also helped out. Brian DeMonte (Cicero-North Syracuse), Stewart Wright (Fabius-Pompey) and Johnny Novenche (Albany CBA) rounded out the roster.

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