The 17 Premier division in Orlando had a deep talent pool including a number of Open-level contenders. Of the 98 teams competing for gold at AAU Nationals, there were two 16s teams playing up one age group to test their readiness at the next level.
One team, Palm Beach Juniors 16 Elite wanted a bit more of a break in between AAU and USAV Nationals so entered the 17s Division at an impressive eighth seed overall for the tournament. The 16s team took that and ran with it all the way to the top and won 17 Premier at AAUs.
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