Monday, June 16, 2008

Jr. All American Camp: Saturday Report Class 2013

Brian Bridgewater Was a Manchild On The Blocks

Saturday gave Basketball Spotlight a chance to check out some new talent in the Class of 2013. We attended both sessions but paid close attention to the evening outings. Here’s a breakdown of the players that caught our eye.

Class 2013 Top Performers

Brian Bridgewater 6’5 Forward (Baton Rouge, LA)- Bridgewater had to be the most dominant inside force in this class. He cleared out space on the blocks and used rugged moves to score in the paint. He has a nice build and looks like he might have a few more inches in his frame. Right now he looks like a miniature Jamal Mashburn.

Tyree Robinson 6’3 Forward (San Diego, CA)- Robinson is a big time athlete with a high school junior body right now. He plays the wing very fluid and has the strength to hold off defenders while completing his moves. Tyree is very versatile on the blocks and excels in the open floor.

Brenton Scott 5’10 Guard (Fort Wayne, IN)- The other Scott twin had a good showing during the evening session. He converted in the half court and running in transition. He seems to enjoy applying himself on defense and getting involved in rebounding.

Devante Anderson 5’11 Guard (Columbia, SC)- Anderson is silky smooth on the wing. He knows how to stop and pop or get all the way to the bucket. He also despite his size knows how to post up smaller guards and help out on the glass. Devante is very capable of getting hot.

Zak Irvin 5’10 Guard (Fishers, IN)- Irvin has a mean mid range game and had it on full display. He has enough bounce in his handle to get past first level defenders and once he goes through he usually pulls over shot blockers for a soft jumper.

Tyler Ennis 5’8 Guard (Toronto, Ont.)- Ennis played like a poised point man when we saw him rocking. He displayed good court vision while getting his teammates involved. He also knew how to set the tempo.

Sage Burnmeister 5’9 Guard (Carlsbad, CA)- Burnmeister has some Jason Williams(White Chocolate) in his game. He likes to dazzle the crowd with his fancy passes and slick handle.

Nicholas King 6’3 Forward (Memphis, TN)- King will be a good 3 guard some day. The lefty has nice size and stroke looks decent. His development will be determine on how he is able to make plays off the dribble.