Team Underrated, a Long Island based AAU squad is embodied in the programs founder Andre' Edwards.
During the regular season, Edwards who is also head coach of St. John the Baptist, led his team from worst to first winning the NSCHSAA Class A championship.
Established in 2003, Reebok sponsored Team Underrated has always been a threat with a reputation for unexpected wins.
6'1 Vinny Abbondola (St. John the Baptist), 6'9" Brian Gellineau (Kellenberg), Kavone Green (Amityville). Edwards said, "Some seniors from my iS8 team is on the roster until they sign." Players including Dashawn Benson (Uniondale), Ken Vaughn (Uniondale) and Mike Reid (Shabazz).
Other possible players include Emile Blackman, Shaq Mosley (Uniondale) and Darren Chew (St. Dominic).
C.J. Davis, Kyle Williams, 5'11 Mike Alton (Amityville), 6'3" Travis Dickerson, 6'6" Evan Hubbard (Upper Room) and dynamic 5'8" point guard Tavon Ginyard.
Here is the 17U schedule:
APRIL 13TH-15TH NORTHEAST HOOP FESTIVAL
APRIL 20TH-22ND HOF NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
APRIL 27TH-29TH PROVIDENCE JAMFEST
MAY 19TH-20TH HALL OF FAME CLASSIC
MAY 26TH-27TH BIG SHOTS NY PRIMETIME
JUNE 1ST - 3RD TEAM UNDERRATED SURVIVAL TOURNEY
JUNE 8TH-10TH RUMBLE IN THE BRONX
JUNE 15TH-17TH LONG ISLAND LIGHTNING (DINGLE) TOURNEY
JULY 18TH-19TH HOOP GROUP SUMMER CLASSIC
JULY 20TH-22ND 17U WEST VIRGINIA JAMFEST HOOP GROUP
JULY 24TH - 30TH 17U NATIONALS