The Compton Magic were all set to go for the Jayhawk Invitational title in Lawrence, Kan., when travel plans got in the way.
The Magic, needing to catch a Sunday night flight back to California, were forced to forfeit the championship game, which gave the tournament title to the St. Louis (Mo.) Eagles.
According to the Lawrence Journal-World, the Compton Magic defeated the Minnesota Fury Blue in one semifinal on Sunday morning before rushing to the Kansas City airport. The St. Louis Eagles defeated Kansas City Pump N Run in the other semifinal.
The Magic were boosted by Isaiah Austin, a 7-footer from Arlington, Texas, who told the Journal-World he’s still growing and might top out at 7-3. He’s the son of former NBA player Alex Austin and the nephew of former pro Ike Austin.
Other highlights from the Jayhawk Invitational included a showdown between Wichita Pray and Play Players and Dream Vision. Wichita got 25 points off 10-of-15 shooting from Perry Ellis, but he was outdone by Dream Vision’s Shabazz Muhammed, who scored 31 points. Dream Vision win, 86-60.
Muhammed, out of Las Vegas, hit 11 of 18 shots and even had a 360 dunk. His teammate, Angelo Chol from San Diego, added 15 points. Both players are being recruited by the University of Kansas, right up the street from where they were playing this weekend.