2011 National News, Weekend Tournament Wins and Scholarship News


What does BIG SHOTS National Basketball Exposure Tournaments say about the North Georgia Heat 17u Exposure Teams?

"Muggsy Muniz of North GA Heat has quickly put together one of the more successful unsigned sr. programs in the Southeast. 11 players received scholarships from this years team."

You can read more about the scholarships below.  They also said this....

"Muggsy is one of our favorite coaches on the circuit."

You can read the whole story about here.


We are proud of all of the North Georgia Heat Players that have received Scholarships this year to play basketball at the next level.

Xavior Allen - Oakton Community College - Chicago, IL

Zack Chandler - Brunswick Community College - NC

Brandon Clark - Life University - GA

Armond Jackson  - North Georgia College & State University - GA

Jarrod Jenkins - Chattahoochee Technical College - GA

Earl Hill - Philllips College - TX

"Earl got his chance to play guard at 6.6 and made the best of skills.  Earl did everything asked of him and more I am proud to haved coached Earl and wish him the best of luck." - Muggsy (17u NGA Heat Coach)

Chris Hollman - Waycross College - GA

Chris Lungoria - Binghamton University - NY

Tevin Reeves - University of Georgia "Walk-On"- GA

Maddie Wheeler* - Point University - GA

* Maddie graduated two years ago from Woodstock High School and is the perfect example of a Student-Athlete.  Maddie has been playing under scholarship at Andrews College for the last two years and received her Associate Degree in Early Education Development this spring.  She has received another basketball scholarship to play at Point University to complete her Bacholars degree.   Way to go Maddie!


National Tournament Results


7th Grade Girls Place 3rd in AAU D2 National Championship

7th Grade Boys win the AAU D1 National Classic Bracket

5th Grade Girls Place 8th in AAU D2 National Championship

 More details below .....


3rd in the Nation!

National Championship

The North Georgia Heat 7th grade girls made it to the Final Four undefeated in the AAU National Championship.  First winning their pool beating all teams by more than 13 points.  The only loss in the tournament was to a team from Kentucky that won the tournament.  The girls finished 3rd improving there National Ranking of the past two years of 6th.  It was a great season for the 7th grade girls. 


7th Grade boys win the AAU D1 National Classic Bracket.

After a tough start in pool play the 7th grade boys didn't give up and finished 1st the Classic Tournament at AAU Nationals.


5th Grade girls place 8th in AAU D2 National Championship

The girls played hard and made it to the Elite Eight.  This was the first year the team had played in Nationals.  Great start for the Baby Heat!  Can't wait till next year!


Scholarship News

Earl Hill, Alpharetta High School gradulate and North Georgia Heat 17U guard, receives a basketball scholarship to attend Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas!

"Earl got his chance to play guard at 6.6 and made the best of skills.  Earl did everything asked of him and more I am proud to haved coached earl and wish him the best of luck." - Muggsy (17u NGA Heat Coach)


7th Grade Girls Win the Battle of the Beach over Memorial Day Weekend!

5th Grade Girls  Battle of the Beach Champions

The 7th grade girls had a great time at Panama City Beach playing in the Battle of the Beach.  The girls have competed in this tournament in the last two years only placing second.  This year the finished first. 

2011 Battle of the Beach Beach Picture

It was a great weekend at the beach.


5th Grade Girls Win the Georgia Roundball Classic!

5th Grade GirlsGeorgia Roundball Classic Champions

The 5th grade girls had a impressive tournament taking it all.  They went undefeated win the Championship.


7th Grade Girls Win the Georgia Roundball Classic playing in the 8th grade bracket!

The 7th grade girls played up in the 8th grade tournament.  They went undefeated win it all. 


14u Boys Win the Trial by Fire Invitational Tournament

14u Boys Win the Trial by Fire Invitational

The 14u Red Team went 4-0 this weekend and won the “Trial By Fire – GA Fire Invitational Championship” today 64-57 against the GA Crush. This weekend was the 3rd final four weekend and 1st tournament championship win this season, with the other two semifinals ending in 3rd place finishes.


7th Grade Girls take the AAU D2 State Tournament for the 3rd year in a row!!!

7th Grade AAU D2 State Champions

It was an exciting tournament.  The girls played five tough games, some very physical.  They played well as they are preparing for Nationals again.  This is the first North Georgia Heat team to win their division in AAU State/District tournament three years in a row.  We are very proud of these girls. They have worked hard.   Tennesee here we come!


6th Grade Girls Black wins the YBOA D2 State Tournament!!

6th Grade Girls Black wins the YBOA D2 State Tournament

6th grade Black wins the YBOA DII State this past weekend. They went 5-0 this weekend and beat the Lady Shooters by 1 in the finals.  Way to go girls!!


5th Grade Girls wins the AAU D2 State Tournament!

5th Grade Girls State Tournament Champions 

The girls went 5-0 to claim the championship. The finals was a tough back and forth game that saw the girls pull out a 38-36 win against the West Chatham Angels.


5th Grade Boys win the Eric Snow Defenders Cup!!

5th Grade Boys Eric Snow Defenders Cup


5th Grade Girls Runner-up in the YBOA Dawson Smith Memorial Jam!

5th Grade Girls Runner-up Dawson Smith

The 5th girls had a impressive tournament making it to the championships. Losing a close one to a Nationally Rank team.


13u Boys Georgia United Round Robin Tournament Champions

13u Boys GA United Round Robin Champs


Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls who placed second in the 8th Grade AAU Pistols Invitational this past weekend.


Congratulations to Tevin Reeves who was named to the 17U All Tournament Team at the Big Shots Clemson Tournament!

Here is what Big Shots had to Say after the Clemson Tournament:

Tevin Reeves 17u All TournamentUnsigned senior with a chip. 6'2 2011 CG Tevin Reeves (N. GA Heat Black 17U / Wheeler / Marietta, GA) was at it again filling it up from behind the arc and mixing it up inside converting and-ones and scoring over length with either hand. A low major prospect that would be a great late addition. Named to 17U All Tournament Team.

Here is what Big Shots had to Say after the Georgia Tournament:

-Unsigned Senior Stroking. Tevin Reeves is making noise each weekend for North GA Heat. The 2011 6'2 Wheeler G lit it up for 31 pts. with 25 pts. in the first half and 8 fgs coming from beyond the arc in the 2nd round victory. Reeves could be one of four 2011 Wheeler guards to play at the next level (Cochran-Wofford, Simmons-UNCW, Longoria-Binghamton). To go along with his hot hand, Reeves also is sizzling in the classroom with a 4.2 GPA. Rating: 70


7th Grade Girls Win the YBOA Dawson Smith Memorial Jam for the fourth year in a row!

7th Grade Girls Dawson Smith

The 7th Grade Girls played well this past weekend placing 1st in the 7th Grade D1 YBOA Dawson Smith Memorial Jam.  Sunday they played three good teams to make for an exciting day.  They finished the day in the Championship against the Georgia Metros.  Both teams had already played two games that morning, so they had to dig down deep. 

They beat the Metros in the end taking the tournament.  This is the fourth year the girls have won the Dawson Tournament and the second time they have met the Metros in a Championship.  The last time they met the Metros it was five years ago where they beat the Metros for their first tournament win ever.

The girls just wanted to win the cookie on the floor in front of the team trophy.  It was a sweet end to a good weekend.


10th Grade Girls Easter Runner-up

The 10th Grade Girls played well this past weekend placing 2nd in the Easter Weekend Tournament.  Good job girls!


2011 IYBC Champions Easter Weekend
Heat Achieve wins the Champion again Easter Weekend!!  Way to go guys!


Congratulations to Chris Longoria of the 17u Boys Exposure Team. 

Chris signed a D1 scholarship with Binghamton University to play basketball and get a great education.

Here is what Bigs Shots Tournament had to say about Chris after the March 19 - 20 tournment games.

Chris Longoria (6'4 PG 2011 / Wheeler HS / Atlanta, GA) and Earl Hill (6'6 SF 2011 / Alpharetta HS / Alpharetta, GA) are two prime examples of why we are big on letting unsigned seniors play as each of these available prospects showed their Division 1 caliber talents. Chris starred as role player on a extremely talented program in that of Wheeler. However, as the go-to-guy for North GA Heat in the Southern Shootout Longoria was able to showcase his repatoire of skills constantly applying pressure on the defense, making plays at the rim or shooting the pull off a dribble move. Longoria is an above average athlete with great size for a point. He will be taking an unofficial visit to Binghamton next week and would be a perfect fit in the Patriot League, MVC, MEAC, and the right system in CAA, Big South, or So-Con. Earl Hill continued to build on his All Region HS season with an impressive showing in the Southern Shootout scoring 15.7 ppg. and a game high of 30 pts. The versatile wing averaged a double double on his high school season and will receive more interest as he continues to transform his game from primarily a 4 to a natural 3-man. These unsigned seniors stock will continue to rise as 2011 scholarships open up late.


13U Boys Travel to Disney and Qualify for Nations in the AAU Super Regionals

13u Boys Disney Runner-up

The 13u Boys played in the AAU Disney Classic Super Regionals.  They competed against some of the best teams from Florida.  They finished second in the tournament qualifying them for a another return to AAU Nationals.  Way to go Guys!


Heat Achieve Team Starts 6-0

Heat Achieve Tournament Win 3-27

The 18+ IYBC Heat Achieve Team wins their first tournament starting the season 6-0.  Sean Fuller was 5 of 6 from the 3 point line and scored 18 points. Melvin Weems lead the team with 23 points and 5 rebounds.   Great Start Guys!


5th Grade Girls North Atlanta Invitational Champs

North Atlanta Invitational Champs

The 5th grade girls went 5-0 this weekend to take it all.

5th Grade Girls Hoops for Hope Runner-up

Hoops for Hope Runner-up 

The 5th grade girls played up in this 6th grade tournament placing second two weekends ago.  Not a bad start for the 5th grade girls.


13u 7th Grade Boys "Green & White Classic" Champions

Green and White Classic Champs


13u 7th Grade Boys Runner Up in D1Spects
"The Battle"

13u Boys D1Spects Runner-Up 


7th Grade Girls North Atlanta Invitation Runner-up

7th Grade Girls North Atlanta Invitation Runner-up