Posted On: 01/11/21 9:26 AM

Lewisville, Tx — The Midwest vs South Elite Showdown was a national 3rd-grade through 8th-grade tournament put together by Coach Josh Woodson and the F.O.E. family, with a grand prize of $500 to the first place winners. Teams came to play in Lewisville and Carrolton from all over the South and Midwest, Memphis, Houston, Indiana, Oklahoma, you name it. It was a joy to see how skilled, talented, and competitive these young players were. The tournament was filled with talent from top to bottom but here are just a few of the 7th-graders that stood out and caught my eye.

Gilbert Aluga | Plano, Tx | Class of 2026

6’4 kid with strong broad shoulders which he used well when attacking the glass. Aluga has good physical tools at his age, he had the strength and length to control the boards and be effective defensively in the paint. Great aggression when rebounding, he flew all across the court going for every rebound, especially on the offensive end. Gilbert pulled down rebounds like a mad man, out leaping taller players and multiple guys on

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