Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fulton County 8-Under Youth Boys Basketball Takes State Championship

Team from Burdett Gym represented Fulton County in statewide tournament

The Fulton County Youth 8-Under boys’ basketball team are Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Champions.  The team won the championship early this month in Cartersville, Georgia after completing an undefeated basketball season.

The Burdett Trojans won the championship with a winning score of 39-38 in a hard fought contest against the Cobb County All-Stars. The contest came down to the last second of the game.

The winning team members are: Jared White, Asani Spivey, Qwes Williams, John Robbins III, Jayden Campbell, Jackson Rutley, Wesley Middlebrooks, Marvin Smith Jr., Sean Smith, and Jevonta Anderson. The Head Coach is Bryant Conner and he was assisted by Willie Upshaw.

Fulton County’s Parks and Recreation program produced several other winning teams that advanced to State competitions including the 10-Under Girls, 10-Under Boys, 12-Under Boys, 12-Under Girls as well as the 14-Under Boys and 17-Under Boys teams.

A total of seven teams both girls and boys advanced to the GRPA State Tournament. These teams represented approximately 800 youth from the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Program.

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