ZG Fall Circuit Tips This Weekend
One of the largest travel basketball organizations in the country kicks off their fall circuit this weekend. Zero Gravity will invade eastern Massachusetts for Championship Tip-Off, One Day Challenge & Two Day Challenge. With powerful programs such as BABC, Mass Rivals, Middlesex Magic, Central Mass Swarm, Evolution, New England Storm, Rise Above Basketball, South Shore Wolfpack, Spartans & Boston Bobcats among the many programs participating on opening weekend it should be an exciting start to the fall season. The remaining power programs on the fall circuit tip-off next weekend at the Fall Brawl at the University Sports Center, Mass Premier Courts, and MPlex.
With hundreds of players competing, breakout stars are sure to emerge. Although the fall travel season does not bring in college coaches like the spring and summer seasons do, the fall offers not only a time for players to improve & hone their skills, but show it in a game setting. Players who have taken the time to get in the gym since the end of the high school season have an opportunity to showcase their improvements and put themselves on the map.
The fall travel season also offers a first glimpse of high school standouts for the coming winter. Players such as Cole Swider, Chris Doherty, Shandon Brown, Chuck Hannah, Dana Tate, Thomas Shaughnessy, Chris Camile, Nate Freeman, Philmon Gabrewhit, Terrell Williams, Rayshon Ward, Kyle Layman, John Packard, Quest Harris, Paul Durkee, Tommy O'Neil, Darion Jordan-Thomas, Liam Regan and Cairo McCroy all stood out last fall and have shown since that their breakout fall was not a fluke. Many of these players will be back this fall, but new players will be looking to etch their name into this column.
The ZG fall circuit also allows NERR to see players who have stood out at the Elite 75 Stars of Tomorrow Camp and the Elite 75 Frosh/Soph in a game setting. The circuit gives these players an opportunity to show the advances they have made in their game and if they can translate their individual improvement into a team setting. Teams that are successful at any level require not only their players improved skill development, but their willingness to buy into a team setting. Their ability to stay in their role and do whatever the team needs is crucial in order to be successful.
Some of the best teams in the northeast annually compete in the Zero Gravity fall circuit. Each weekend, New England Recruiting Report will offer complete recaps of each tournament, covering top programs and standout players. Stay tuned on Monday for the first recap!