The Jets-Ramey United 15u team won the Championship of the prestigious Fab 48 Las Vegas Invitational Tournament on July 26, 2015. Jets-Ramey United defeated Sports U out of New Jersey 57-38 in the Championship game. Sports U, the Under Armour Association Circuit 15u Champion, had been ranked the #1 team in the country for most of the season.
In winning the Fab 48 title , Jets-Ramey United completed the July evaluation period with titles in all major tournaments entered. On July 19th, Jets-Ramey U won the NY2LA Summer Jam, defeating Mac Irvin Fire in the championship game by a score of 61-41. And on July 12, the team won the Championship of the Adidas Invitational Tournament playing a grade level up in the 16u division, defeating the Ohio Basketball Club 16u in the finals 65-53.
The win at the Fab 48 completes a very successful season for Jets-Ramey United, including 6 championship titles, and an end of season #1 ranking by indihoops.com. There have been multiple scholarship offers for team members from schools including: Purdue, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Creighton, UNLV, Iowa, Cincinnati, St. Louis University, Kansas State, MO State, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Illinois-Springfield, and Lindenwood.
The S.W. Illinois Jets organization had a great showing at the July Sunflower Showcase in Lawrence, KS. The 16u Team won the Platinum Championship, while the 17u squad finished as Platinum runner ups.
The class of 2020 Lady Jets won the 6th Annual Big Marc’s Back Pack Classic the weekend of June 26th-28th
Front Row (left to right): Sydney Valerius, Aryn Henke, Nicole Hendricks, Claire Franke.
Back Row (left to right): Coach – Steve Schieppe, Kendall Schieppe, Makenzie Burke, Mackenzie Crowder, Rachel Mitts, Coach – Dean Mitts
On the team, but not pictured: Karinna Gall, Taylor Guy, Jacquelin Anderson, Alex Werner, Ashlyn Klucker