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As one of the original AAU organizations in the greater Richmond area, Team Richmond 17 is building on its legacy of providing opportunities for young men to achieve success both on and off the court.
Finishing with an overall record of 23-10, Team Richmond experienced an exciting and rewarding season. Team 17 finished in the Top-15 at the 2015 AAU Nationals in Louisville, KY, and in the Top 25 AAU Power Rankings. At the Nationals, the team went undefeated in pool play and advanced to the medal rounds and Sweet-16.
In state competition, Team Richmond 17 finished as runner up in the Virginia State AAU Championship game after a hard fought game against Boo Williams. Defeating the Richmond Squires in the semi-finals elevated Team Richmond 17 to the championship game.
Team Richmond 17 displayed their outstanding talents in several "Big Shots Tournaments" during the season, and on their way to winning the "Big Shots Tournament Championship" held at Randolph Macon – defeating the FCA Ballers. Monacan High School’s Darian Peterson and Carion Eaton of Colonial Forge High School led the way and were named tournament Co-MVPs. It is no surprise to supporters that Team Richmond 17 matched talent with some of the top teams in the state and country. In one of the most exciting, most watched and hard fought contest this season, Team Richmond 17 played with poise and precision against Team Loaded in a narrow 2-point loss to Team Loaded VA.
At the "Big Shots Event" in Myrtle Beach, SC, Team Richmond made it to the championship game, but lost to Team Phenom from Washington, DC in a close game. Because of the team’s hard work and impressive play, a number of our players are being recruited by coaches at several division I, II and III colleges and universities.
Nick Parks of Monacan High School, who recently committed to Christopher Newport University had 27 points and 9 three-pointers against the Memphis Bulls at the AAU Nationals in Kentucky. Parks is one of the best shooters in the region, has a 3.7 GPA and is in the National Honors Society and a member of the Beta Club.
Georgie Pacheco of Deep Run High School, Korey Turner of Amelia Academy, and Darian Peterson of Monacan High School were big-time impact players this season. Against the Richmond Squires in a 4th overtime game, Pacheco had 25 points, Peterson shot for 24 points, and Turner had 24 points to include the game winning free throws. Pacheco was consistently the team's leading scorer and finish the summer playing for his home country of Puerto Rico, where he led his team to a gold medal in the Centrobasket Under 17 2015 games. He has offers from Southern Connecticut State and Fairmount State University. Peterson, who has an offer from the University of Virginia-Wise, was one of the best players on the floor with a 15-point performance against Team Loaded VA. Korey led Team Richmond consistently throughout the AAU Nationals in the absence of Pacheco. He has a 3.2 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Carion Eaton of Colonial Forge High School and Michael Williams of Varina High School were the team’s two best defenders. Both guards were consistent in every game and proved to be two of the better all-around guards in the area. Williams is a great student with a 3.2 GPA. Eaton has a 3.0 GPA and led his school to a state championship as a true point guard with great leadership skills.