Ty-Shon Alexander had 14 points, including a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line, and Joshua Howard added 13 as Team Charlotte beat Thon Maker and Canada Elite 56-46 in the Under Armour Association 17U championship game Saturday in Suwanee, Ga.
Team Charlotte is owned and coached by former North Carolina and NBA star Jeff McInnis.
Alexander, a 6-3 rising junior shooting guard at Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), was consistent through the championship rounds. He posted 19 points and three assists in the semifinals and 14 points and six rebounds in the quarterfinals. Howard is a 6-6 forward from Providence Day School in Pineville, N.C.
Team Charlotte got to the final by beating D.C. Premier, which ended the repeat bid of We R1 in the quarterfinals.
Maker, whose game has turned up a notch in the last few weeks, was impressive throughout the tournament. In the final, he had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Canada Elite. Godwin Boahen, from St. Louis Christian in Toronto, led Canada Elite with 12.
Maker finished the weekend averaging 16.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.