Thursday, April 27, 2017

In The Spotlight: Chandler Wilson (Expressions Elite)

Name: Chandler Wilson 

AAU Team: Expressions Elite 

Class: 2022 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Breakdown: Wilson is a big shooting guard that can also handle the point guard duties. His outside shot is one of his biggest weapons as he was able to drain treys from all around the floor. I also like his separation off the bounce and finishing ability. He caught our eye and commanded our attention in Atlantic City.

In The Spotlight: Rasheen Caulk (We R 1)

Name: Rasheen Caulk Jr 

AAU Team: WE R 1 (Blue) 

Class: 2021 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Breakdown: We R 1 (Blue) won the title and Caulk carried the way in the finals. The smooth shooting wing scored the rock and showed he could make a living at the charity stripe. He finished with 22 markers and 10 came from the free throw line. You can see his game developing right in front of our eyes. His confidence continues to grow in each outing.

AC Showcase Highlights: "Dug" Digs In!

Knasir "Dug" McDaniels

Knasir "Dug" McDaniels has a been a known guard on this level for years. During the AC Showcase he was able to boogie with the rock and get things done. Check out his highlights and stay tuned as we bring you more action from the AC Showcase.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AC Showcase Highlights: Sellers Stroking The Long Ball!

Antonio Sellers 

We talked about Antonio Sellers shooting the rock at the AC Showcase. He heated up especially against New World in the semi-finals. Check out the highlights below. Stay tuned as we bring you more action from the AC Showcase.

Diary Of A Baller: Terrence Clarke (Boston, MA) Entry #6

Terrence Clarke

Hey Basketball World,

Sorry for being pretty late but I’m signing in to welcome you all to my sixth diary entry for Bballspotlight. This week went by pretty fast, and I’m most certainly exhausted after my second Track Meet. All I could think about was the first EYBL session in Virginia. It was more of time where I could learn my strengths and weaknesses while playing up grades. Also, learn from other top players from other EYBL teams on the 17u circuit.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Getting Early Interest!


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic is garnering early attention. Please make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. 

8th Grade Teams 
1. Jersey Force 
2. Hilltoppers Heat 
3. MSU Skyliners 
4. RYZE Basketball 
5. Keystone Blazers 
6. Team Delaware 
7. Playtime Basketball 
8. Wall 2 Wall 
9. Boston Spartans 
10. We R 1 (Blue) 
11. CM3 Elite
12. Legendary Ballers
13. NY Jayhawks/NWK
14. 
15. 
16. 

7th Grade Teams 
1. Playtime Panthers 
2. Hilltoppers Heat 
3. MSU Skyliners 
4. Team Delaware 
5. WE R 1 (White) 
6. Team Philly 
7. Wall 2 Wall (1) 
8. Wall 2 Wall (2) 
9. Boston Spartans 
10. Team Future 
11. Team IZOD 
12. NWK
13. NY Jayhawks
14. NJ Shore Shots (Cooper)
15. 
16. 

6th Grade Teams 
1. SJ Domination 
2. East Coast Elite 
3. Jersey Force 
4. T Town Ballers 
5. Ryze Basketball 
6. Team Delaware 
7. We R 1 Lehigh Valley 
8. B & B Running Rebels 
9. WE R 1 (Delaware) 
10. Unlimited Ballers 
11. Boston Spartans 
12. Fidonce Bulldogs 
13. Team IZOD 
14. Team 10 Basketball 
15. New England Playaz
16. 

5th Grade 
1. Jersey Force 
2. T Town Ballers 
3. Team Delaware 
4. MSU Skyliners 
5. Wall 2 Wall 
6. CMD 
7. Boston Spartans 
8. 6th Man Warriors (DE) 
9. Team IZOD 
10. Kings Street Kings 
11. NJ Shore Shots (Nitro)
12. Expressions Elite
13.
14.
15. 

4th Grade 
1. Jersey Force 
2. Team Delaware 
3. MSU Skyliners 
4. Tim Dog Ballers 
5. Kings Street Kings
6.
7.
8. 

3rd Grade  
1. NY Gauchos (Harris) 
2. Jersey Force 
3. 6th Man Warriors (DE) 
4. MPO Elite 
5. King Street Kings
6.
7.
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Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Antonio Sellers

The Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Division has some serious talent and some fresh faces. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers from this division. 

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Antonio Sellers Forward (NY Gauchos)- The forward continues to show why he’s one of the best players in the country. At times he plays the point forward position and can either score or make the correct pass. He’s seems to have improved in quickness and explosiveness when attacking the basket and if his jump shot is falling his game goes to another level. We made Isaiah Briscoe comparisons a couple of years ago but now his size and style of play reminds me of a young Kyle Anderson.

Franscisco Mattei Forward (NY Gauchos)- No many goes as hard as Mattei on this level. He attacks the basket relentlessly off the dribble while drawing contact. He lived at the charity stripe this weekend. He demonstrates great body control and strength to finish through contact. 

Issac Gonzales Guard (NY Gauchos)- Gonzalez was a great help for the Gauchos as he had a solid weekend. He gave the Choz a threat from the perimeter which helped stretch the defense. He played well off the Gauchos attacking guard style.
Dariq Whitehead Forward (NY Lightning)- No matter what uniform Whitehead shows up in he does damage. The natural wing once again showed he is one of the elite players in the country. He had best outing against one of his former squads with 26 points versus Team Magic. This kid commands attention on the floor and he should jump into the national spotlight this summer. 

Jaquan Sanders Guard (NY Lightning)- The Lightning made it to the final four and this kid’s shooting was a major reason. Sanders has a mean ratchet and will let it go from anywhere. He really showed his range in the semifinals by nailing 6 treys in their loss to WE R 1. He can really stroke it. 

Darrell Victory Guard (NY Lightning)- The quick guard runs the point but can also get into the scoring column. He has breakdown ability and gets into the lane with ease. If his jumper or floater is dropping he’s much more effective on the floor.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Rodney Rice

The Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Division has some serious talent and some fresh faces. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers from this division. 

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Rodney Rice Guard (New World)- Rice was cooking in Atlantic City. He had the scoring going from all three levels. He’s so mature with the pill and can pull it from the parking lot. He pumped a game high 25 versus Expressions and another 24 versus Riverside Hawks. He would have received the MVP Award if we were giving one out.

Henry Adissa Forward (New World)- Adissa continues to develop especially on the offensive end. He catching the rock better and is showing good footwork on the post. Defensively, he still was able to block and alter shots while eating rebounds all weekend. He’s a player to watch from the DMV area.
Amir Dade Guard (New World)- Dade had his best outing in the finals. The lefty is very good at finishing through contact. He’s very strong as a ball handler and usually takes care of the rock. He also came up big when the lights were bright. He’s also a constant pest on defense. 

Knasir McDaniels Guard (New World)- McDaniel’s looked the most comfortable during the finals as he was able to score and set teammates. He’s been a proven winner over the years and now seems like he has a home with New World. He finished the game with 14 markers.
Roddy Gayle Forward (We R 1)- Gayle was probably the best scorer in the event regardless of class. The lanky wing finishes with ease and very often especially in transition. His size and ball handling ability makes him difficult to contain. He averaged over 20 points a contest. Kid has a chance to be something special down the road.
Chance Westry Guard (We R 1)- Westry was another pleasant surprise. I haven’t seen him in years but he made sure I took notice this weekend. He kept defenders at bay with mean hesitation dribble and moves that create space. He carved defenders off the bounce while also knocking down the deep ball. He also averaged more than 20 points a contest over the weekend as they knocked off a few top teams in the region. He is on the verge of having a breakout.
Phil Cook Forward (We R 1)- Cook is a tough inside player and a plays hard on both ends of the floor. He was able to be effective by using his strength and scoring touch inside. He brings toughness to this squad which will be needed down the road.

AC Showcase Highlights: Clarke and Reyes Show Out!

Terrence Clarke And Alexis Reyes

Terrence Clarke and Alexis Reyes form one of the top duo’s in the region. When they are on, Expressions Elite plays at their best. They reached the final four of the AC Showcase. Check out their highlights and stay tuned as we bring you more action from the Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

AC Showcase Highlights: Browne Heats Up From Downtown!

Everton Browne

The NY Dragons took home the top crown and Everton Browne helped them along the way. He heated up during the quarterfinals against the NY Gauchos. He was 6 for 8 from behind the arc and finished with 18 points in the victory. Check out his highlights below.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Top Performers Part 3

Adrian Griffin (PSA Cardinals)

The Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase 8th Grade Division was loaded with talent. Here’s our final look at the Top Performers from that division. 

AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Top Performers Part 3 


Adrian Griffin Forward (PSA Cardinals) – Griffin is a long wing forward that can do a variety of things on the court. What caught our eye is his nice size and length and after watching him we feel his potential is through the roof. Griffin plays hard and runs the floor in transition finishing at a high level. He rebounds the ball very well and is a really good defender. We like that he can stretch the floor and can knock down the 3 ball versus just being able to drive to the basket. Adrian finished with 15 points including three 3 pointers in the game we watched.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Top Performers Part 2

Rayvon Weir

The Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase 8th Grade Division was loaded with talent. Here’s our second look at the Top Performers from that division. 

AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Top Performers Part 2 

Rayvon Weir Guard (Milbank) – This kid deserves much respect as he is a winner. Milbank continues to surprise people making it to the Final 4 in all the Spotlight events but now we can see why. Weir is a tough nosed strong compact combo guard that is wired to score. He can turn the corner off the pick or just simply break down his man one on one. He is always putting pressure on the other team because he is in attack mode trying to get to that cup. His athleticism allows him to finish high at the rim in transition or hang in the air and challenge defenders when getting to the rack in the half court. Jelly Fam is alive and well at Milbank and Rayvon got next.