Thursday, June 19, 2008

Class 2012: Top 40 All American Game Recap

Dennis Green Did His Thing In The Top 40 Game

The Rising 9th Grade All American has so many players that it was broken into 2 parts. There was a Top 40 Game and a Top 20 Game. The Top 40 Game took place and here’s a breakdown of what we saw.

Top Performers

Dennis Green 6’2 Guard (New York, NY)- Green played his best game of the camp during the Top 40 All American Game. The combo guard used this stage to show off his skills. He got to the basket both in the half court set and on the break. He was in the flow early and kept his hot play going throughout. He definitely showed his camp invite was worthy.

Rodney Purvis 6’2 Guard (Raleigh, NC)- I think Purvis played good enough during the camp to get into the Top 20 Game. The smooth wing guard can stroke it but looks his when he’s slashing or attacking off the bounce. If he continues to progress you are looking at a serious prospect.

Dallas Anglin 6’0 Guard (Montclair, NJ)- Anglin repped Jersey well in the Top 40 Game. He scored from the wing position on some outside shots and athletic finishes at the cup. I wanted to get his picture for this article but I couldn’t catch up to him.

Jaylen Beckham 6’0 Guard (Lexington, KY)- Beckham gets to the basket quickly and knows how to score. His athleticism can be through the roof at times. This kid can get buckets.

Tariq Jett 5'10 Guard (Brownmills, NJ)- Jett plays with alot of spunk and uses his athleticism to get by on this level. He can handle the ball a little but needs to be a little more aggressive in terms of demanding the rock.

Aaron Simpson 6’1 Guard (Chicago, IL)- Simpson is a nice creator when handling the pill. If you lay off him he also will shoot your eyes out from the outside. He also had a nice showing in this event.