Front row, from left: Michael Pierre, Josh Rogers, Justin Oliver
Back Row, from left: TJ Abrams (Coach), Trey Williams, Grant Poorman, Rykan Woo, John Jacobs (Coach). Not Pictured: Jaylen GriffinThe Throne boys basketball team recently placed 5th with a final record of 5-1 in the 9U AAU National Championships DII held from July 8-12, 2017 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
The Throne qualified for the championship by placing 2nd in the 2017 AAU Central (Illinois) Super Qualifier on June 3-4 at Joy of the Game in Deerfield, IL.
In June 2017, the team started to prepare for the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL by competing and winning the following tournaments:
• Summer Blast Championships at Libertyville Sports Complex, with a 3-0 record
• Father’s Day Saturday Shootout at Libertyville Sports Complex, with a 3-0 record
In 9U AAU National Championship DII tournament play, the Throne team finished with the following results:
- 35-27 against Virginia ICE
- 25-21 against Central Florida Nets
- 44-18 against Puerto Rico Los Indios de Canovanas
- 17-34 against MA – Team Delaware
- 27-26 against MA – Team Big Dreams
- 33-31 against FL – Rising Stars
Founded in 2016, The Throne team is coached by John Jacobs, Luke Jacobs, and Tyrone Abrams and holds year-round training in the following locations:
Submitted by Joy of the Game in Deerfield; Immaculate Conception in Highland Park; Baker Demonstration School in Wilmette; St. Josaph at Chicago in Chicago