Team Boltt (16U) has opened their AAU season and Motown Showdown tournament with a statement victory…a 64-59 dog fight over perennial powerhouse, The Family Detroit.
Windsor’s Munis Tutu has taken his game to new heights, and has lead me to draw this conclusion:
As it stands, Tutu is the most complete point guard in the class of 2015 and certainly has his stock rising. He is polished, it’s tough to find a weakness in his game. Simply put, the 6’0 point guard put on a show for those in attendance, displaying a full repertoire while gaining fans in the process.
“To me, out of all the tournaments we’ve went to, I haven’t seen a point guard better than him…he’s the most complete player,” Boltt Head Coach Jermaine Jackson told NPH.
Tutu lead with 21 points, 11 assists and four steals, while carrying the team much of the first half against a strong Family team. He received assistance from multiple players in the second half as the team found their swagger. DJ Reid and Isaiah Familia were able to create for themselves and others, while Viktor Jankovski AKA “The Birdman” was all over the floor and the boards en route to 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Lets put things into perspective. This BOLTT team just defeated one of the top programs in America, which features the #10-ranked player in the U.S Eric Davis and a top 50 player in 6’8 Trevor Manuel, both of which are being recruited by the likes of Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas, Providence, Indiana, among others.
“We wore them down…we tried pushing the pace…we wore down #10 (Eric Davis) he was hitting shots in the first half,” said Jackson.
“Our defense was stellar in the second half, they didn’t get any shots. We put the pressure on…they didn’t want that.”
Coach Jackson said Boltt came in to prove the team is not a one-hit wonder and that The Family came ready to play, after losing to the Windsor contingent in the championship of last year’s Motown Showdown.
Boltt is 2-0 on day one after a 71-52 victory against Grand Rapids that came on the back-to-back, immediately after “The Family” game.
There is no hesitation coming out of the program when asked about the goals for this AAU season.
“We want to be the #1-ranked team nationally…it’s about consistency. We’re here to win it.”