Look Back at the last 5 Kingwood Title Games
Tack Minor shined in Kingwood in 2002
Tack Minor shined in Kingwood in 2002

Posted Apr 18, 2007


The Kingwood Classic is the largest single weekend basketball tournament in the country. Many sleepers have emerged in the past and sopme of the top standouts have validated thier national rankings with their strong showings in Houston. The following is a look at the past five title games of the Kingwood Classic

2006 Kingwood Classic
 
The Southern California All Stars showed that they are perhaps the top AAU team in the country as they won their second straight tournament with a 66-58 win over SYF Players in the Kingwood Classic Platinum Division championship.
 
Kevin Love, who was my choice for tournament MVP, finished with 21 points and was dominant on the offensive and defensive glass. His outstanding outlet passes lead to several fast breaks and he showed his perimeter game as he hit several long jumpers.
 
Duke commit Taylor King had 17 points. Super sophomore Brandon Jennings added twleve and Daniel Hackett, who verballed to USC, had ten.
 
SYF was led by 23 points by rapidly rising junior Scott Martin, who has interest from Purdue, Michigan, Northwestern, Valparaiso, Bowling Green, Wisconsin and Indiana. He hit four three-pointers and also showed his variety of low post moves. E'twaun Moore, who getting interest from Purdue, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Iowa and Michigan, had 16 points.
 
SYF led 25-19, but So Cal scored eight of the last nine points in the half to go ahead 27-26 at the break. They expanded the margin to 43-32, but SYF rallied to cut the lead to 57-52. However, So Cal would not let them get closer as they continured to hit their free throws, making 14 of 16 from the line in the second half.
 
2005 Kingwood Classic
 
The Portland Elite Legends defeated the SYF Player 68-48 to win the 2005 Kingwood Classic, depsite missing standout sophomore Kevin Love, who was sidelined with leg cramps
 
Kyle Singler, another standout sophomore, led the Portland Elite Legends with 21 points as the Oregon team cruised to a win in the championship game. He scored 19 points in the semifinal win over Mean Streets and 19 in the 57-50 quarterfinal win over Georgia Hurricanes.
 
Marquis Hall scored twelve for the Legends and freshman Brad Tinsley added ten points in the win.
 
Jamil Tucker lead SYF with twelve points and Luke Harangody added ten.
 
2004 Kingwood Classic 

High school teammates Louis Williams and Michael Mercer from Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett scored ten points each to lead the Georgia Stars to a 65-62 win in the championship game against the Spiece Indy Heat. The two had shined all wekend, but it was Bill Humphrey, who hit six three-pointers and scored 20 points in the title contest. Alade Aminu and Daniel Emerson had nine points in the championship game. Spiece Indy Heat was led by 19 points from Daequan Cook and 14 from Greg Oden. Mike Conley Jr.  had Josh seven points and McRoberts had six points
 
2003 Kingwood Classic 
 
The New York Gauchos, which was led by Russell Robinson from New York (NY) Rice with 22 points, defeated YOMCA Team Memphis in the championship game. 
 
2002 Kingwood Classic
 
Tack Minor and Daniel Gibson combined for 51 points to lead Houston Hoops to an 83-69 win over Ft. Sooy No Limit (Illinois) in the title contest. Richard McBride had 18 points for Ft. Sooy.
 
 


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