Monday, April 14, 2008

NJ State 13 and Under Top Performers

Nate King Was A Scoring Machine In The State Tourney

Only two teams were able to make it to the 13 and Under Championship but there was many other players that caught our eye during the state tournament. Here’s a breakdown of some players that had some breakout performances this weekend.

13 and Under Top Performers

Nate King Guard (Trenton Hurricanes)- King brought his game during the tournament. He carried the Hurricanes in scoring averaging over 25 points a game including a whooping 31 markers in the consolation game against the NJ Shore Shots. He’s almost impossible to stop offensively on this level.

Dahquan Chew Forward (Trenton Hurricanes)- Chew has made the most improvement over the years than any other player in the program. The lefty shows flashes with improved post moves and leaping high for rebounds.

Nazier Chew Guard (Trenton Hurricanes)- Chew made his presence felt on the defensive end by making opposing guards work to bring the rock up. Offensively he made some moves towards the basket but does need to knock the jumper down more consistently.

Keith Kirkwood Guard (NJ Shore Shots)- The sweet shooting guard had his moments against NJ Crusaders in which he drained multiple jumpers and make some moves towards to the basket. Kirkwood is playing with a high level on confidence right now.

Keyshawn Rice Guard (NJ Shore Shots)- Rice was on fire at times during the tourney. He’s a streaky scorer that loves to put especially when he feeling it. He also showed the tendency to make a few point guard decisions.

Travis Rocida Guard (Camp Pocono)- Rocida dribbling style gave the Hurricanes some problems during their match up. He got into the lane and either scored or dropped off to his teammates. He was a gamer during that contest.

Conner Cuccinelli Forward (Camp Pocono)- Conner got busy inside for CP. He has text book post moves and knows how to use the glass well. He made Trenton pay when he had second chance opportunities.

Gary Whritenhour Guard (Camp Pocono)- Every time it seemed Trenton was pulling away Whritenhour would drain a trey to make things close again. He is a spot up shooter that benefits greatly from Rocida penetration skills.