Saturday, July 12, 2008

12U AAU Nationals Recap Day 2: Delaware Hawks Ran Past NJ Pirates

Wa'mere Murphy Was Too Much For The NJ Pirates

Wa’mere Murphy scored a game high 25 points as the Delaware Hawks propelled past the NJ Pirates 72-46 at the 12U AAU Nationals. Nassir Barrino scored 12 points for the Pirates in the loss.

Day 2 Standout Performers

Wa’mere Murphy Forward (Delaware Hawks)- Murphy totally took over the game for the Hawks in the decisive 4th quarter. The athletic forward knows how to finish around basket and makes it look easy at times. On the baseline he’s very quick and has a serious knack for scoring. He hits the glass well and has leaping ability that helps him separate from his peers. He’s one to watch for years to come.

Austin Tilghman Guard (Delaware Hawks)- Austin made some strong finishes near the cup uses his stocky frame against smaller guards. He also impressed me with his passes ability, he hit Murphy in stride for a couple of his finishes. He has a quiet demeanor but steps his play up when necessary.

Jorge Rodriquez Forward (Delaware Hawks)- Jorge is the rugged rebounder for this bunch. He dominates the boards on the weak side and manages to get a few baskets or head to the foul line. He’s also very useful on defense by moving his feet and deflecting passes

Nassir Barrino Guard (NJ Pirates)- Barrino started out on fire from the perimeter as the Pirates put a scare into the Hawks. He showed more patience on offense by also trying to set up his teammates. He scores the rock very quickly.

Isiah Briscoe Guard (NJ Pirates)- Briscoe made some tough shots against the bigger Hawks. He got into the lane and used hesitation dribbles to create space. His dribbling style had the defenders off balance a little