I can not think of a better way to end the 2021 summer of AAU than in Dallas, Texas for The Finals brought to you by Jermaine O’Neal and Coast 2 Coast Prep. From top to bottom Coast 2 Coast…
I can not think of a better way to end the 2021 summer of AAU than in Dallas, Texas for The Finals brought to you by Jermaine O’Neal and Coast 2 Coast Prep. From top to bottom Coast 2 Coast does a great job of creating competitive divisions across the board. In this article I will be providing a preview of the top 2025 teams that are coming down to Dallas as they all are looking to end their summer with a championship.
Drive Nation O’Neal This is a team that is going to be guard heavy and want to pressure you full court forcing you to play at their speed. They will be led by Jordan Lowery, Leroy Kelly, and Jojo Mclever.
Southern Assault Southern Assault is an extremely well coached team and are going to hit you with multiple sets. Missing one major piece I fully expect Kayden Edwards to have some big time numbers this weekend, if this team can get some solid minutes from big men Amari Reed and Gabe Jones look for them to make a deep run Sunday.
Lee Green Basketball The two headed monster of Jeremiah Green and Parker Jefferson Parker Jefferson 6'8" | C TX are going to be the key for Lee Green Basketball as both players are considered the top tier of a good Texas 2025 class. I am looking forward to a pool matchup with Southern Assault that will take place Saturday at 9:05.
The one thing you can count on when Coast 2 Coast Prep puts on a tournament is the quality of out of states teams. This weekend Coast 2 Coast Prep has outdone themselves as the out of state competition in the 2025 division is loaded with multiple teams who deserve a top 25 ranking. These 4 teams are who I see as the top contenders from out of state.
Team Griffin The last time I saw Team Griffin in Texas they were hit by the injury bug and fell just short to Drive Nation O’Neal. The trio of BJ Davis, Cal Furnish, and Kaidon Rayfield Kaidon Rayfield 6'5" | WF OK are just three pieces to a loaded puzzle.
D-Rice Elite This squad just plays so hard every time they are on the court and last time I saw them in Texas they took Drive Nation O’Neal to overtime. Just like many of the other teams D-Rice is going to make you uncomfortable the whole game as they will look to Robert Smith, Lance Stone, and big man Parker Lepa for key minutes.
San Francisco Soldiers and Carolina Heights Black Representing their coast I am excited to see how these two teams style of play and physicality match up the Team Griffin’s and Drive Nation’s of the tournament. The Soldiers will be led by Semetri Carr, Kellen Hampton, and Brandon Benjamin, while Carolina Heights will have top forward Mikey Wilkins.