The Winston-Salem Mavericks 16U and 11U AAU Basketball Teams have won the Tournament of Champions.
Held June 1 at Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville, the tournament pitted the Mavs against the Kernersville Mavericks, whom they narrowly defeated, 72-71. They then beat the undefeated Chapel Hill Bulldogs, 58-57. They got the best of NC Elite, 53-49, to win the gold.
The Winston-Salem Mavericks 11U team traveled to High Point to play in the same tournament. They began their day on fire with a 36-24 win over the Greensboro Warriors and a 31-14 victory over the Salisbury Phenoms. They faced the Greenville Bulls to bring home the Gold, 36-23.
The 11U team is headed to the Nationals in Hampton, Va., July 3-8. The 16U squad has been invited to attend the Nike 100 Super Showcase in Atlanta, July 9-14.
The Winston-Salem Mavericks 11U is coached and owned by Mike Gonzalez and Willie “BB” Patrick Jr.; the assistant coaches are Antonio Wardlow and Nathen Belcher. The 16U team’s head coach is Patrick, who is assisted by coaches Taft Mack and Jeremiah Hawks.