It’s been a while since I’ve wrote content on TBB but I’ll be back on here on a regular basis. “Freedom Day” as some call it, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and gave word to enslaved African Americans that they were free.
We celebrate the day with parades, family & friends gatherings and some basketball mixed in with that as well. It was a first of sorts for both organizations. The Season Ticket hosted their first Annual Juneteenth Showcase in Carrolton and Dallas Showtyme presented their Annual Dallas Showtyme Classic in Duncanville but this is the first one since the passing of Dallas Showtyme creator and Texas Grassroots legend Erven “Big E” Davis.
The staff got to see a good mix of young and upperclassmen talent. Lets dive in on the players!
Team Trae Young vs Max Levels Elite
This contest stayed a 2-3 possession game for the most part and it was a fun one in Carrolton. Team Trae Young sports a quadruplet of higher-end division 1 talent with 2023 post Jadyn Toppin, guard Jakobe Walter, wing Kaden Cooper & 2024 guard Dink Pate. Max Levels has 2023 guard T’John Brown, Jayven Cofer & Alexzaye Johnson (From Louisiana).
Toppin made his presence known with above the rim finishes, offensive rebounds & shot altering on defense. He possesses soft hands, is mobile and should see his recruitment spring-board in the next 30 days. Walter struggled finding a consistent rhythym but he can impact the game in multiple ways. He’s a quality individual and team defender, sound passer and still commands much attention from defense due to his scoring prowess.