Clinch Valley Elite finish impressive summer of hoops

The Clinch Valley Elite seventh-grade basketball team members are, from left, Hudson Edenfield, Coach Bobby Williams, Jaxson Alcorn, Isaiah Williams, Aiden Campbell, Drayton Wade, Dallin James, Jaylon Daniels, Alex Prikhodko, Grant Hannah, and Ethan James. Not pictured in Jeremiah Strickland.
The Clinch Valley Elite seventh-grade AAU basketball team played in the Carson Newman Back To School Tournament in Jefferson City and finished with a 4-0 mark to win the tourney.

The team then played in the Field Of Dreams Summer Shoot-out in Dandridge.

The Clinch Valley Elite lost in the championship in overtime by four points.

By the end of the summer, the Clinch Valley Elite had won 80-percent of its games and won four tournaments.

Five of the players on the team go to Clinton Middle School, where they will try out for the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade team in October.