This past Saturday, our program participated in the first boys basketball AAU tournament of the Spring season at St. Patrick's High School in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by 3Point Athletics Sports club, The Comets would play there first game at 11:45am against the Spartans. The game was very competitive with both teams giving a great effort. Noah Salman (Fr.) from Chicago Academy ended the game with 15 points leading the Comets team to it's first victory of the season with a score of Austin Comets 34, Spartans 33.
The second game was just as competitive with the Comets 13-14U team being victorious over Team Premier with a score of 34 to 16. Jaylen Ballard (Fr.) from Speer Academy scored a team high 12 points in that game. The third and final game was against RTG Hoops West which ended the day with a win for the Comets 36 , RTG 16. Overall the Comets (13-14U) team improves to a overall 3-0 record for the season. Our next scheduled tournament will take place at Ackerman Sports Center in Glen Ellyn, IL this upcoming Saturday May 4th.
We'd like to introduce the newest member to our basketball coaching staff, Mr. Miles Ballard. He comes to our organization as a young professional who has always had a passion for basketball and athletic competition. He lettered for 2 years and was starter and captain of his high school basketball team at Mason High School located in Cincinnati, Ohio and a key member of his AAU team, Club Ohio, that competed at the national tournament in Orlando. He has previously served as a basketball coach in various summer camps and enjoys working with youth to build basketball and life skills.
He and his coaching team, consisting of new volunteers Coach Arjun Thakkar, Coach Peter Kinsella and Team Manager Joe Bringley, will be responsible for developing our Comets 13U Feeder Boys Basketball Program this Spring.
COMETS CLUB REGIONAL TRAVEL BASKETBALL
Our Intermediate (Regional Travel) AAU youth basketball teams compete in local tournaments in the city of Chicago, Illinois and around it's suburban areas including Aurora, Elmhurst, Schaumburg, Lisle, Matteson and Deerfield. There are also opportunities to participate in competitions in other states such as Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio.