The Crafty 3x3 Elite League at Mass Premier Courts completed week 3 last Friday with some movement on the leaderboard heading into the final night. The league represents an invitation only group of players grades 4-7 who have excelled in previous Crafty leagues.
After week 3, Attleboro’s Hayden Crowley (12-6-0, 220 points) sustained his lead from week two with 4 wins in five games played, picking up 63 total points on the night. Henry Geyson (10-7-1, 200 points) and Dante Monestime (9-7-3, 200 points) are now nearly deadlocked for second, but Geyson slipped ahead as he has played one fewer game than Monestime. Logan Gosselin continues to chip away at the leaderboard, moving into 4th from 6th the previous week with 170 total points, while Tyler Bruno is just behind in 5th with 168 points. Elijah Sye, who missed the previous week, put together an exceptional night to move back into the top 6 with 152 points on just 13 games played. His 10-1-2 overall record is the best in the league to date.
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 is championship week as we start to narrow down to the final game to name an overall champion and a division champion (top player in their age bracket if not the overall champion) A total of six All Stars will be named from this group.
The league concludes on Friday, June 22nd, 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