The Crafty 3x3 Elite League at Mass Premier Courts completed week 2 last Friday with another night of high scoring games marked by excellent shooting, cutting, passing, and scoring. The league represents an invitation only group of players grades 4-7 who have excelled in previous Crafty leagues.
As we most Crafty Leagues, there were major shifts in the leaderboard after week 2. Attleboro’s Hayden Crowley (8-5-0, 157 points) leapt into the top spot with a strong outside shooting night. He picked up 4 wins to add to his previous week total, but had several games where his teams scored in the teens to take over the top position. Dante Monestime (7-4-2) held onto second position in total points (150) Last week’s leader, Henry Geyson, (7-4-1) dropped to third in overall points (141) but second in the points per game as he has played one fewer game than the top two. He will have the opportunity this week to reclaim the top spot as his number of games played will even out with the others.
Elijah Sye and Brady Erwin both were absent and fell from the top 6 in the leaderboard, as Nate McClean (129 points), Tyler Bruno (126 points), and Logan Gosselin (121 points) all moved up to claim spots 4-6. Other notable jumps included North Attleboro’s Zach Robichaud, who advanced from 14th to 8th place this week.
A single player will ultimately win the 3x3 league with additional all-stars crowned on championship day. For every game played, all players are awarded the total points scored by their team, plus players earn 4 bonus points towards their standings when they play on any winning team and two points for a tie. To win the league, players are encouraged to win games and to have their teams score as many points as possible during each game, win or lose. Every point scored by a team ultimately gets rewarded to the players, and every win or tie adds to that total score. The games are short, lasting only 6 minutes, and players are randomly rotated to new teams after each game. The 3x3 games are scored using the Crafty Bonus Point system, rewarding scoring plays from backdoor cuts, assisted passes, and other screens that lead to a made basket.
This coming week, teams will again be assigned based on week 2 rankings to test how well the players at the top can withstand the competition, and to see if new players can emerge into the top of the leaderboard.
The league continues for the pivotal week 3 on Friday, June 15th, 6:00 PM at Mass Premier Courts.
Full Standings can be found at this link. https://www.craftybasketball.com/page/show/4223552-mpc-summer-elite-league