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Springfield Grant 7th Grade- Here is one battle tested well oiled machine, this group plays hard with spirit and plays for each other, this past weekend at State Tournament 7th 4A they beat two of the hottest teams in the State to advance to the Championship Game. A hard fought win over East St. louis Lincoln and a come from behind “where em down “win over Urbana in a packed Gym where you could hear the Springfield fans from a block away, you would have thought the game was in Springfield. They are definitely a team and all pieces work so well together. Coach Tim Allen has the group playing well and running his system, he is a calm, cool under pressure never get worried coach who excels in game planning, Coach Jasmine Woolfolk is the ever so smooth assistant who assist with adjustments and reminds the kids of assignments as they come in and out of the game and Coach Sean Newman is the energetic coach who keeps the teams spirit high and keeps them believing and motivated at all times. The team is led by several up and coming prospects the consummate pg Jshaan Richards who is a lock down defender with a slick handle that can get to the basket and facilitates for others, the scorer supreme Tye Banks who just finds ways to put points on the board, he can stroke it from the perimeter and moves well with out the ball scoring at all 3 levels, the versatile super athletic Keshaun Smith who has sick mid range game and has some slice and dice and a wiggle with the dribble that makes me say uuuuuwwwweee!!!! and then they have the fierce refuse to lose big shot taker and big shot maker Devione Brady that makes them look like the heavy favorites to win the Championship this Thursday in for 7th grade. They also look like one of the favorites to win 8th grade next week as Sectionals are this Wednesday and their 6th grade class looks the part also. Springfield Grant looks like they are building a dynasty.

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